ATD 2011 Draft Thread III
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02-07-2011, 03:59 PM
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- Was THE powerplay quarterback on one of the most efficient units in the league for 11 years
Not quite, unless you're talking about the WHA.
Tremblay scored a total of 10 power play points from 1960-61 to 1964-65. Not a power play quarterback.
From 1965-66 to 1969-70, he played on the PP, but I don't think he was the PP quarterback.
Montreal Canadiens power play points, 1966-1970
Among defencemen, Tremblay was barely ahead of Laperriere on the power play. One of the forwards listed ahead of him played the point, and was probably more of a PP quarterback.
In Tremblay's defence, during these years there weren't really any defenders putting up a lot of points on the power play. Almost every team played at least one forward on the point, many played two. No defenceman stayed out for most or all of the power play, except for Orr and maybe Pilote at the beginning of this time.
In 69-70 and 70-71, Tremblay was a legitimate #1 PPQB, scoring 33 and 28 power play points on Montreal's superb power play. In those two seasons, Montreal had their two best power play seasons between the late 50s and late 70s dynasties. So maybe Tremblay should have been back there all along. But for whatever reason, he wasn't.
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