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08-05-2011, 09:19 AM
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Originally Posted by Dreakmur View Post
I think I remember somebody making that claim once, but wheb it came to providing evidence, there was none.

Gordie and Ted carried him offensively, so maybe they carried him defensively too.
He outscored both Gordie and Ted during a down year for Gordie, and just Ted a second time. So it's pretty tough to say they "carried" him. Obviously, they helped. I think the "evidence" that he was acceptable defensively were a few quotes by Ted Lindsay calling Reibel "an unsung hero" and the fact that he won a Lady Byng, which back then generally meant you played hard but clean hockey. Basically, Reibel wasn't a lazy bum.

I don't think we ever tried to portray him as good defensively, just competent. Regardless, I do remember spending way too much time arguing over whether he was decent for a scoring line / average (our position) or just slightly below average (our opponent's position). What a waste of time.... heh

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