MLD 2012 Mickey Ion QF: Yarmouth Mariners vs. Sherbrooke Castors
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09-09-2012, 03:31 AM
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Orest Kindrachuk is a personal favorite of mine and Dwight's, we have selected him three years in a row and he has captained all of our teams together. He is a jack-of-all-trades that had a reputation as a defensive forward that also did his part offensively. Nick Libett and
Chico Maki both had checking duties during their careers against future Hall of Fame players (view biographies for more information), Maki was specifically chosen by Billy Reay to shut down Jean Beliveau in the 1968 Playoffs, and successfully did so in two games in a series between the Blackhawks and Canadiens, but ultimately fell due to the depth of the Canadiens.
Libett was a solid contributor on decent offensive teams, was a reputable checker and an underrated player on an all time scale. Overall this makes for a pretty solid checking line with shutdown prowess.
Larry Patey is a fantastic third line centre and a spectacular defensive specialist, I anticipate some problems matching up against him. Sami Kapanen was a good two-way guy, but I wouldn't call him a good checker, he was great positionally and will be a offensive option. Tom Hooper seems like a one-dimensional guy that had a few flashes of brilliance before fading into mediocrity, please provide something on him so we can get a better read.
I see Yarmouth's third line as a lesser scoring line with a strong defensive centre, Patey will be covering the vast majority of checking duties against the Castors' top lines unless there is something I am missing. On the other side, the Castors' unit is a very capable line of matching up with the opponent's scoring lines.
Bolded is false or a revisionist history at its finest. Jean Beliveau dominated the first three games of the series against Chicago:
5G/4A eating Chico Maki alive at even strength.Maki did not have the size nor could he skate with Beliveau or any good NHL center. Then Beliveau suffered a leg injury that eventually sidelined him for the finals against St.Louis.
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