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02-16-2013, 03:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Dreakmur View Post
2nd in Points and the most physically intimidating. As I said, he'd have to be pretty bad defensively to justify the voting record, and I'm not sure he was even worse than average.
Well, we do have proof that Green rarely killed penalties, right? So there is that.

Originally Posted by markrander87 View Post
Pretty telling article, showing how Rousseau was used (while playing for the Rangers to shadow Cournoyer.

Rousseau excels defensively, among other great praises from Toe Blake (who seemed to love him)

Again being praised by Blake..
Seems like Rousseau and Beliveau thought offense-first when they were linemates (which makes sense), but both were capable of playing well defensively when the situation warranted it.

The Cournoyer one is interesting - I never knew that Rousseau was a speedster before, and it looks like he was used against Cournoyer because he was the only guy they had fast enough to keep up.

Rousseau seems like a very versatile player who could think offense or defense first depending on what the coach asked. Too bad he was so small. The "he had freakishly large wrists, which gave him a really hard shot" thing is interesting and would explain why he often played point on the powerplay.

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