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10-26-2010, 11:07 PM
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Now, as for the underappreciated, far-from-nobody Randy Manery:



- Averaged 23.63 minutes per game in his 583-game career
- Placed 1st, 1st, 1st, 4th, 4th, 2nd, 2nd, 6th among his teams' defense corps in his 8 full seasons
- Career adjusted +59 (you might find this in an offensive specialist with sheltered minutes this late in the draft, but rarely in a guy who spent 5 seasons as a top-pairing guy)
- One of the most-used special teams defensemen in the AA draft: 51% on the PP, 39% on the PK
- 11th, 15th, 16th in defense scoring
- 3rd, 17th, 19th, 22nd among NHL defense TOI in his 4 best seasons
- In these 4 seasons, there were just 11 instances of an undrafted defenseman having more TOI (out of 57 instances)
- 256 points in 582 games
- 20th in points by defensemen during his 8 full seasons, only undrafted ahead is a whopping minus, only one other undrafted in the top-30
- Played in NHL All-Star Game (1973)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Fischler's Hockey Encyclopedia
For some strange reason, the Wings failed to protect him, and the Flames plucked him onto their blueline. Manery is their top offensive defenseman, plays the point on the PP, and yet many consier him to be the best defensively-oriented member of the team.
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Originally Posted by The Complete Handbook Of Pro Hockey 1974
Detroit Red Wings must regret losing him in expansion draft... was Flames' most dependable defenseman last season and was selected to play in the all-star game... a defensive defenseman in the mold of Rod Seiling who seldom takes foolish penalties or is caught out of position... quick, mobile skater.
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Complete Handbook Of Pro Hockey 1975
One of the talented young players Atlanta is building their club around... very steady type who carries the puck well... much admired by Philadelphia coach Fred Shero, who saw him regularly in the central league...
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Originally Posted by The Complete Handbook Of Pro Hockey 1976
a conservative type... in demand as an after-dinner speaker in the Atlanta area... a fast learner.
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Complete Handbook Of Pro Hockey 1978
Top scorer among Flames defensemen for the 3rd time... One of the most fundamentally sound blueliners in hockey...
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Originally Posted by The Complete Handbook Of Pro Hockey 1979
LA's most consistent defenseman last season... was unhappy at being dealt away but made a quick adjustment... not as aggressive as other LA defensemen... a good skater and stickhandler, he's adept at carrying the puck and passing... possesses a strong shot from the point...
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Complete Handbook Of Pro Hockey 1980
Not a hitter, but provides steady, intelligent play in his own zone and smooth puckhandling for an otherwise erratic blueline corps... after five seasons with Atlanta, Kings stole him in a trade...
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Originally Posted by LA Times, November 15, 1978
Randy Manery, probably the steadiest per- former on the blue line this season


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