ATD 2013 Lineup Assassination Thread - Bob Cole Division
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04-04-2013, 09:13 AM
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Yes, in 1935-36, it appears that Thoms centered Conacher.
Here's one of the quotes I was looking for, funny enough from your own Joe Primeau bio:
These are from the HOH Top 100 project in 2008:
Maybe Frank Selke and Conn Smythe were talking about Primeau's defensive ability being key to the line, so his linemates could cheat (Jackson was a notoriously poor defensive player and I doubt Charlie Conacher was much better). In that case, Ted Kennedy brings more than enough to the table. On the other hand, if they meant that Primeau's playmaking was key to the line, then I don't think Ted Kennedy is really the best fit.
Regardless, given Charlie Conacher's rather extreme goals to assists ratio (even for the era), I think getting him a more natural playmaking C would have been a better fit.
From this portion:
Over the 7 seasons the Kid Line was together, Conacher only once played more games than Primeau,
but Primeau only once out scored Conacher in points. In Primeau's last year, Conacher had more goals than Primeau had points
I really think you are overvaluing Primeau, especially if you are saying he has better playmaking then Kennedy.
Look at who Primeau had for wingers and then look who Kennedy had.
Wasn't Howie Meeker a regular RW on Kennedys line? Plus one of numerous random LW?
If I need a playmaker like Primeau to play with Conacher I can slot in Sedin, but I feel as though any three of my top 3 centers can work with him. All things considered he also has Red Kelly feeding him passes as well.
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