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11-16-2012, 03:07 PM
Join Date: May 2009
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You realise that before Harvey, D-men simply attacked the puck carrier right? Harvey changed all that by playing positionally, using angles and not chasing opposing players behind the net or all over the ice. He realised that eventually they were going to go to the net so why was he chasing them when he could just let them come to him.
Things that seem so simple and taken for granted today were so alien then.
Harvey pioneered all this and changed the game.
Honestly, and I don't mean this sarcastically or to be tripe but I highly suggest you do some research on it before continuing.
So when I say Harvey wrote the book for the modern D-man, it's because he did!
And Red Kelly played how? They became pros at the same time and at first Kelly was considered better. Or did Harvey style evolve during his career and he "wrote the book" later?
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