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02-20-2013, 04:09 AM
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Dreakmur
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Originally Posted by Hawkey Town 18 View Post
Will be interested to see what you and vecens dig up on Hay. I had him last year and didn't find much support of his defensive game or physical game, but you always seem to find new info on the guys you take.
Based on what I could dig up, George Hay does not have a physical game. He's a hard worker and a willing digger, but he did not hit or fight at all. Maybe something like Martin St. Louis would be a fair comparison?

Hay's defensive game on the other hand, seems to have been very well established. There is quite a bit of evidence to support his checking abilities.

I found a full game report that really shows how much defensive work Hay did:

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Originally Posted by The Morning Leader – March 2nd, 1922
The Frenchman passed to Simpson, and Hay stopped the play by nice checking.

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XXXXXXX cleared and Simpson rushed, only to be checked by Hay.

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XXXXXX took it from the faceoff and was checked by Hay.

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Hay stopped XXXXX’s rush as center ice and shot on goal.

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Simpson started a rush, but got no further than George Hay.

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George Hay broke up the rush and passed to Irvin.

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Simpson was again stopped by Hay in center ice.

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Joe’s effort was stopped by George Hay in center ice.

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XXXXX's rush was stopped by Hay.

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Simpson rushed, but Hay was there in the back-checking.

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Joe was blocked by Hay in center ice.

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