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01-25-2011, 01:42 PM
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Melville selects Bobby Guindon, LW



Guindon is noted by legendsofhockey.net to have been an "important two-way forward" and he contributed to a ton of WHA team success; namely, four Avco Cups.

Why:

- has some defensive acumen
- 0.67 PPG in the playoffs in the WHA
- Four Avco Cups, also a two-time finalist, in just 7 seasons. Can all that team success be brushed away as luck, or right-place-right-time?
- 1978 WHA Playoff MVP though outscored by Hedberg and Nilsson.

Why not:

- Very underwhelming offensively, career 0.55 PPG in the WHA
- faded instantly at age 29 upon merger of NHL and WHA
- more info substantiating his defense would be great.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Complete Handbook Of Pro Hockey 1975
A driving LW whose rushes for the puck send hockey fans scurrying for their programs... every team in the league could use Guindon, certainly the most underrated at his position...
Quote:
Originally Posted by Complete Handbook Of Pro Hockey 1979
A central figure in Winnipeg's drive to the championship... fiercely competitive individual... excellent team man.


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