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12-02-2012, 10:18 AM
The Resist Stance
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: England land
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and was still putting up respectable numbers too.
Tony Hand is still going at age 45. He only has one goal this season, but he also has 28 assists in 19 games which is leading the EPIHL.
He never was much of a goal scorer except in his younger days in the 80's and early 90's during the BHL era when the goalies were shocking. He has often been accused of "chiselling" i.e. telling the ref he got an assist on the goal but he has always denied this. I don't think it is true, I'm a linesman in the EPIHL and I don't recall ever seeing him chisel from the referee, all his assists were legit.
I've only seen him once so far this season and he looked only a tiny fraction of his former self, he missed a lot of passes which went for icing and they weren't much better in the offensive zone either. So it's pretty scary that he's still putting up those numbers.
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