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01-25-2013, 03:06 PM
tony d
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Defenseman Tim Horton

Position: D ▪ Shoots: Right
Height: 5-10 ▪ Weight: 180 lbs.
Born: January 12, 1930 in Cochrane, Ontario

Horton was a:

- 3 time 1st team all star in post season voting
- 3 time 2nd team all star in post season voting
- 7 time leader in Games Played in a season
- 4 Time Stanley Cup Champion
- 1 Top 10 Finish in Game Winning Goals
- 13 Time Top 10 finish in Defensive Point Shares
- 6th All Time in Defensive Point Shares behind only Ray Bourque, Scott Stevens, Nicklas Lidstrom, Larry Robinson and Chris Chelios

Joe Pelletier:

Tim Horton was the ultimate defenseman in his time, and one of the greatest to ever play in the National Hockey League. An excellent skater, Tim had good rushing ability and a powerful slap shot. But he was better known for his defensive play where his physical strength and intelligent play made him a joy to watch for 24 seasons.
Legends Of Hockey

Though it would be impossible to prove, the case could be made that Tim Horton was the strongest man ever to lace up skates in the National Hockey League. As a junior player with the St. Michael's College team in the Ontario Hockey League, Horton had NHL scouts and executives claiming he'd be the league's all-time great defenseman.

For the next two decades, Horton defined the bruising, reliable defenseman who can rush the puck and deliver a hefty slapshot. In today's jock talk, he was a blueline stud - muscular, smart, tough, mobile and sure-handed, a man the coach could send out for 30 minutes a night without worry.
Really like this pick. Horton will be one of my alternate captains. Horton's renowned for a good defensive game but he played a good offensive game as well. Like the dynamic game both Horton and Clarke will bring to the Blades. Also regardless of how the Blades do in the standings we should lead the league in coffee sales thanks to Horton's off-ice interests:

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