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04-30-2012, 03:00 PM
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Originally Posted by jarek View Post
NP made a wonderful bio on Lloyd Cook before, I think the last ATD. Here: http://hfboards.hockeysfuture.com/sh...&postcount=121

Cook was considered the best defenseman/player in the world for a bit, I believe.
No, when he was Vancouver's #1 d-man, Moose was the best of the west. When Moose declined, Art Duncan became Vancouver's #1, and Joe Simpson emerged in Alberta.

While out east, Gerard, Cleghorn, Boucher, Joe Hall and possibly others were better.

Lloyd Cook was more like the Bill White of his era, one of the best for 5+ years, but never the best. I liken him to Teppo Numminen with better grit, mobility and leadership. In the ATD, he's a mid-low end #4, elite #5.

Edit: But Numminen had a better shot.

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