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12-12-2010, 03:23 PM
A Fistful of Dollars
Join Date: Jan 2004
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Bladon was the trailblazer for all the D-men who followed and took abuse.
As a young man I was a fan of Bladon because of his O side... But yes, Tommy had his faults and was not the complete D-man. He had his place on the Championsip squad though... and will forever be remembered by many of the first generation fans, IMO. That said, he is an afterthought in lists such as this.
... Brad Marsh was mentioned a little whole ago... he is one of the players I knew I would sadly miss and omit. I think I would replace Dailey on my list with Marsh... Marshy was an excellent D-man up until his ill-fated run-in with the side of the glass panel; he was sadly never the same upon his return.
I feel that the concussion Coffey had after the accidental collision with Lindros also sealed his fate and ended his brilliant career for all intents and purposes... It as a crime how many career were/are short circuited due to head injuries... (sigh)
Behn Wilson and Terry Carkner have to be near the top of that list.
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