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10-12-2011, 12:24 AM
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Joe Reekie D
6-3 220 lbs
13 consecutive years with a positive +/- for a +150 in career on a average-to-bad team.
1326 penalty minutes
902 NHL games
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in my books, Joe Reekie was
one of the best kept secrets in the National Hockey League
Reekie would appear in 104 games over 4 years with the Sabres. He was already developing a reputation for an
uncanny sense of perfect defensive position
that was usually reserved for veterans.
In that time he quietly
impressed as a penalty kill regular
. His combined +45 rating over three years.
From 1994 to 2002 Reekie served as a
top four defender
. He was often
used against the other team's top players
because of his s
trength and seemingly flawless defensive positioning. He was smart and tough,
although that brought inevitable injuries that slowed him. Regardless,
he always played with a subtle savvy that I always admired, as well as with a tough and physical, yet clean, presence.
The highlight of Reekie's career came in 1998 when
he was a big part of the Capitals march into the Stanley Cup finals
Impressive numbers? No. But
every coach in the league wish they had a dependable defender like Joe Reekie
on their blue line.
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