Round 2, Vote 1 (HOH Top Centers)
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10-22-2013, 09:58 AM
Join Date: Jun 2009
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Yes, here's Morenz's profile:
Toe Blake called Morenz "one of the greatest backcheckers I ever saw," and Tommy Gorman said "Morenz was the fastest and greatest two-way center in the game."
Also we have primary source information from newspapers that Morenz was an excellent defensive player while at his offensive peak, something not true of all the centers here (for example, I really want to see evidence Mikita was well-known as a two-way center before the Blackhawks changed their style from a run-and-gun team to a more defensive one in 1970).
I remember after helping Dreakmur with the Morenz profile that I came away believing that Morenz was QUITE close to Mikita level, if not slightly ahead. Definitely a stronger peak, at least.
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