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08-07-2011, 10:42 PM
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RW - George Ferguson

Originally Posted by Complete Handbook Of Pro Hockey 1980
People in Toronto will tell you one reason for Leafs; slid last season was loss of honest workers such as Ferguson, an excellent penalty killer and backchecking forward... has good speed, strength and size but lacks scoring touch... used quickness to better advantage last season... can play center or wing.
Originally Posted by Complete Handbook Of Pro Hockey 1981
has good speed and strength but offensive output has never matched physical ability... plays both center and wing... a good defensive player and penalty killer...
Originally Posted by Complete Handbook Of Pro Hockey 1982
tireless checker... superb defensive forward and excellent skater... not a crushing checker but gets the job done... popular with the fans.
- Was 10th in 1982 selke voting
- Scored a very respectable 398 points in 797 games in career from 1974-1984
- Had six 43+ point seasons
- One of the all-time leading playoff forwards available, with an excellent 86 games and 37 points; only missed the playoffs in his rookie season.
- Killed 38% of his team's penalties, his teams were about 4% below average on the PK
- 0.36 adjusted ESPPG
- three players have higher adjusted ESPPG and killed a higher % of penalties, but he has at 300-400 more GP than all of them
- most importantly, he demonstrated longevity. 797 games isn't much nowadays, but it sure is for a guy whose career started in 1973. To illustrate: There are 80 available players with 700+ games post-expansion. The top-26, with 800+ games, all played past 1995. Ferguson's the first player on the list to show up who wasn't a part of that era, playing until only 1984. There are just 9 other players in that top-80 who didn't play until 1995, and none of them were as valuable offensively or defensively as Ferguson.

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