ATD2011 Bio Thread
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03-31-2011, 09:41 AM
Join Date: Jun 2010
With their seventeenth round pick (655) in the 2011 ATD, the Guelph Platers have selected:
He was a hard-nosed stay-at-home defenceman who knew every trick in the book and could pass the puck ahead to his forwards fairly well.
- Legends of Hockey
1989 & 1998 Stanley Cup Champion (Flames and Red Wings)
1986 Stanley Cup Finalist
1983-84 NHL All Rookie Team
Born: August 17, 1961.
Weight: 200 lbs
3 times in the Top 10 for +/-
Was a Stanley Cup Finalist with the Flames twice: 1986 & 1989, winning the Flames first and only Stanley Cup in 1989.
Went to the final four with Toronto in 93 & 94.
Played all 22 games as the Red Wings captured their second straight cup in 1998.
Quotations and Perspective:
steady rearguard became a fixture on the Flames
as they excelled in the regular season but constantly ran into the unstoppable Edmonton Oilers in the playoffs. In 1986, they finally vanquished their rivals and reached the finals where they lost to the Montreal Canadiens. In May, 1987, Macoun was involved in an automobile accident that resulted in severe nerve damage to his arm. He was
forced to sit out the entire 1987-88 season but returned the next year to help the Flames win their first Stanley Cup.
- Legends of Hockey
LaFontaine, the center obtained in a trade last month with the Islanders, was expected yesterday to leave the Calgary hospital where he was taken after being struck by the stick of the Flames' JAMIE MACOUN . LaFontaine lost bone and teeth and bled profusely from a severed facial artery. He had a plate inserted in his mouth and his jaw was wired shut in emergency surgery.
- NYT Nov 19, 1991.
Macoun still remembers Messier's sneaky punch, which the Moose says was delivered in retaliation for Macoun spilling him into the end boards, on a race for the puck on an icing call.
"He jumped me from behind in the heat of the moment, I guess. He came from the bench and I had my back turned. Fractured my cheekbone. He says I hurt him ... I don't remember doing that. But the whole mentality of Mark Messier was the whole mentality of the Edmonton Oilers. They would do whatever it took to win the game, whether that meant, breaking the rules or whatever. Just get it done." He doesn't want it sounding like sour grapes. The Flames battled just as hard, and weren't choirboys, either. After all, they had Paul Baxter and Neal Sheehy, along with Hunter and Jim Peplinski. They were a rough team, too.
Jamie Macoun felt he had landed someplace special when the Detroit Red Wings rescued him from Toronto in a late-season deal. He was right.
The Red Wings swept the Washington Capitals to
clinch their second Stanley Cup on Tuesday, becoming the first team to repeat as Cup champion since 1992.
Macoun was impressed, not so much by what he saw on the ice, but by what he saw the Red Wings doing off the ice.
"We had trouble winning games in Toronto, and we paid for it with long, tough practice sessions," the veteran defenseman said. "When they were over, guys just wanted to get out of the building."
But in Detroit, he saw players heading for the exercise room after practice -- and after games, too. Macoun saw them spending 30 more minutes on the bikes, or working with weights.
"When I saw how these guys pushed themselves, I knew why the Red Wings are always so good," Macoun said. "These guys are really dedicated."
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