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02-05-2011, 02:58 AM
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Originally Posted by seventieslord View Post
Wow, the rotation option just opens up the floodgates.
Alex Henry serving as captain is mind boggling. He only played 177 games in his career.

For full time captains, Helge Bostrom seems like a strange pick, especially considering they dealt him halfway through the season to St. Paul in the AHA. When researching this in Google Archive, it brings up some PPV stories about defenceman Ted Graham being named replacement as captain, but he doesn't show up on any lists of Blackhawk Captains.

Originally Posted by seventieslord View Post
- Andrew Ladd. Yes, he's at that point now. Ironman streak, captain, two cups, consistent 38+ point scorer, about to score 60 this year.
I considered him for my fourth line, but thought it would make more sense once the year he's having is complete.

Originally Posted by seventieslord View Post
Stamkos (I could have sworn he was already taken)
He didn't meet the 300 games requirement.

Originally Posted by seventieslord View Post
It's really tough choosing between these guys because so many of them had issues with competition level (i.e. they played so far back or played in recent years but in the B and C pools)
Yes, most seem to be in for contributions to their own country's hockey development. It's too bad the IIHF doesn't have bios like the HHOF as some of the inductees are pretty obscure.

Carl Erhardt sounds interesting to me:
Unlike most British hockey players of the era, Erhardt did not grow up in Canada. Rather, he learned the game of hockey while attending school in Germany and Switzerland as a boy. Erhardt was a passionate defenseman, sometimes playing in excess of 40 minutes each game. An excellent athlete, Erhardt also excelled at tennis, skiing and water-skiing (He founded the British Water Ski Federation.) Erhardt was a member of the European and World Championship teams in 1931, the World Championship team in 1934 and 1935, and the captain of the team which won the European and World Championships, along with Olympic gold, in 1936. Of the twelve members of the 1936 team, Erhardt was the only one who was not a Canadian citizen of British birth or descent. Thirty-nine years old at the time, Erhardt is the oldest man ever to win an Olympic gold in ice hockey. The British defeated the prohibitive favourites, the Canadians, in capturing Great Britain's first and only gold medal in ice hockey.
At the very least a great story from the early days of International Hockey.

Originally Posted by seventieslord View Post
hmm, no two-timers. how uninteresting...
Actually, I made a mistake. Kevin Morrison was also a 2nd team all-star in 75-76

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