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04-10-2012, 11:31 AM
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Originally Posted by nik jr View Post
i would say the glue guy of the line is gordie howe.

great thing about howe was that he was a glue guy, puck carrier, sniper, slot man, playmaker, backchecker, etc.

but howe is certainly better used for his offensive skills than for his intangibles. howe usually played with a playmaking C (abel, delvecchio, ullman), but nieuwendyk was more of a goalscoring net man. this could reduce howe's production.
I don't think Howe played with Ullman much, but Ullman was a goal scorer more than a playmaker so your point kind of stands.

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