The MLD 2012 Thread II
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08-30-2012, 10:15 AM
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: The Triangle
Better late than never, I suppose.
Please consider the following Polar Twins for All Star votes:
Charlie Burns, bottom-6 C
- Played 10% more PK than any other post-expansion player with more than 400 GP.
- World Championship Best Forward while winning gold.
- Shadowed the best players during a period that included Howe, Hull, Mahovlich, etc.
- The last player/coach in NHL history.
Bronco Horvath, top-6 C
- #1 in goals (tied with Bobby Hull) in 1960. Also he was 6th in Hart voting and a 2nd All Star that year.
- Two top-5 finishes in goals and points.
- Over a 4-year period he was 4th in goals-per-game behind Geoffrion, Beliveau and Moore. Add Bathgate, Howe and Richard ahead of him for 7th in points-per-game.
- 22-game scoring streak was the longest in history until Lafleur in 1977.
Dustin Brown, bottom-6 W
- Captained the 2012 Cup winning Kings, leading all NHL players in G-A-P.
- 20+ goals in each of the past 5 seasons.
- Led the league in penalties-drawn in 5 of the last 7 seasons.
- The only player to be top-3 in hits every post-lockout season.
- 10th in playoff points-per-game over the past 3 years (>30 gp).
- Only missed 10 of his past 574 games despite an extremely punishing style of play.
Brad Maxwell, D
- As a rookie in 1978 he led all defensemen in power-play goals.
- Top-pairing defenseman on the 1981 Cup finalist North Stars.
- In 1984 he was exceeded by only Bourque, Coffey and Potvin in assists. Top-pairing defenseman on a conference finalist.
- Estimated TOI of nearly 29 minutes per game in 1984.
- Top-scoring defenseman on the conference finalist Nords in 1985.
Arnie Brown, D
- Brown was Harry Howell's partner during Howell's 1968 Norris season. He was integral enough as the defensive half of that pairing that one writer gave him a 1st place Norris vote and 8 gave him All Star votes.
- The next year, Brown partnered with Brad Park and again was the defensive element in Park's scoring breakout. In 1970, Brown pulled down a few All Star votes during Park's first Norris-runner-up season.
- Even as a defensive defenseman, he was good enough offensively to score 15-21-36 one season.
Don Cherry, coach
- Adams Trophy, 1976
- Cup Finalist, 1977 and 1978
- AHL Coach of the Year, 1974
- Canada Cup gold medal, 1976 (as an assistant)
- Winning percentage in the regular season - .521; in the playoffs - .564
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