Favourite hockey player to play before your time? And why?
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11-20-2012, 07:06 PM
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Wait a minute, are you saying Shore was a defensive defenseman? He was known for end to end rushes, especially for the first 1/2 or 2/3 of his career. For the first half of the century (up to 1950), Shore is 4th among defensemen all-time in goals and GAG%. He's 3rd all-time in all the other offensive categories. Second all-time in PIMs. He was also 5'11" / 190 lbs. Small by todays standards but that would've been considered about average for his day.
I dunno but that sounds like a pretty exciting player to me.
Shore sometimes played 50+ minutes a game in the mid-30s when the Bruins were in a bit of a down period. He learned to pace himself and pick his spots when it came to rushing the puck. And he was almost certainly the best defensive d-man later in his career - for example in 1937-38 when he won the Hart trophy with only 17 points.
I wouldn't say Shore is my favourite player before my time but he might be the one I'd most like to see play.
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