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11-08-2008, 09:44 PM
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Best player of all-time by first family name letter:

A pps Sr, Syl (Sid Abel)
B eliveau, Jean (Raymond Bourque)
C larke, Bobby (Chris Chelios)
D ryden, Ken (Bill Durnan)
E sposito, Phil (Tony Esposito)
F etisov, Viacheslav (Peter Forsberg)
G retzky, Wayne (Bernard Geoffrion)
H owe, Gordie (Bobby Hull)
I ginla, Jarome (Dick Irvin Sr.)
J agr, Jaromir (Busher Jackson)
K elly, Leonard (Valeri Kharlamov)
L emieux, Mario (Guy Lafleur)
M orenz, Howie (Stan Mikita)
N edomansky, Vaclav (Frank Nighbor)
O rr, Bobby (Adam Oates)
P lante, Jacques (Denis Potvin)
Q uackenbush, Bill (Stephane Quintal)
R ichard, Maurice (Patrick Roy)
S hore, Eddie (Terry Sawchuk)
T rottier, Bryan (Fred Taylor)
U llman, Norm (XXXXX XXXXX)
V asiliev, Valeri (George Vezina)
W ilson, Doug (Gump Worsley)
X avier, Frank (Tom Xavier)
Y zerman, Steve (Alexander Yakushev)
Z ubov, Sergei (Henrik Zetterberg)

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11-08-2008, 10:06 PM
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Don't forget the mighty Igor Ulanov
Haha! The ''U'' guy is someone that might get picked, so I didn't include him.

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11-08-2008, 10:16 PM
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Thanks for announcing our pick, EB. We're happy to round out our roster with a big, talented and tough defenceman like Behn Wilson. He'll be able to contribute in several facets to our team.

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Haha! The ''U'' guy is someone that might get picked, so I didn't include him.
THE Emil Uggerhoj

http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/p...php?pid=111882

... like, for real, yo!

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so who the heck is up now

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Trail of the Stanley Cup vol.1 : is this the most expensive and difficult book to find on the market?

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so who the heck is up now
Hedberg is up. It's his last pick. And he only needs a back-up goalie. I'm sure he'll be back once the Canucks' game is over.

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Damn this is the 1st draft I've been in that I didn't get Lonsberry.

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Victoria selects G Roberto Luongo

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Victoria selects G Roberto Luongo
I think someone is watching too much Nucks Roberto Luongo is having a marvelous streak right now, but I'll name you a dozen goaltender more suited in a backup role in a All-Time Draft than Luongo.

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11-08-2008, 11:59 PM
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Players drafted from the pre-WWII eras of hockey:

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5- arrbez & Rick Middleton --Team Iceland - Eddie Shore, D
17- God Bless Canada & raleh - Rocket de Montreal - Howie Morenz, C
18- Nalyd Psycho - Houston Aeros - Cyclone Taylor, C
23- papershoes - Kenora Thistles - Red Kelly, D/C
36- Murphy - Montreal Maroons - Earl Seibert, D
39- seventieslord - Regina Pats - Newsy Lalonde, C
42- pitseleh - Nanaimo Clippers - Pierre Pilote, D
44- BM67 - New Jersey Devils - Bill Cook, RW
47- Pwnasaurus & JimEIV - Kansas City Scouts - Charlie Conacher, RW
49- Leopold Stotch - Toronto Marlboros - Milt Schmidt, C
50- Nalyd Psycho - Houston Aeros - Dit Clapper, D
52- MXD & Jungosi --Victoria Secrets - Sprague Cleghorn, D
53- arrbez & Rick Middleton - Team Iceland - Syl Apps, C
57- seventieslord - Regina Pats - Clint Benedict, G
58- kruezer - Seattle Metropolitans - King Clancy, D
59- kruezer - Seattle Metropolitans - Charlie Gardiner, G
65- Sturminator & Transplanted Caper - San Francisco Spiders - Bill Gadsby, D
67- pappyline - Buffalo Bisons - Black Jack Stewart, D
74- Pwnasaurus & JimEIV - Kansas City Scouts - Joe Malone, C/LW
77- Murphy - Montreal Maroons - Nels Stewart, C
79- BM67 - New Jersey Devils - Frank Boucher, C
83- Nalyd Psycho - Houston Aeros - Max Bentley, C
86- VanIslander - New Haven Nighthawks - Aurel Joliat, LW
93- papershoes - Kenora Thistles - Toe Blake, LW
94- nik jr - Lada Togliatti - Bill Quackenbush, D
96- God Bless Canada & raleh - Rocket de Montreal - Busher Jackson, LW
102- pappyline - Buffalo Bisons - Doug Bentley, LW/C
103- seventieslord - Regina Pats - Frank Nighbor, C/LW
104- Hedberg - Victoria Salmon Kings - Lionel Conacher, D
108- arrbez & Rick Middleton - Team Iceland - Ebbie Goodfellow, C/D
112- Pwnasaurus & JimEIV - Kansas City Scouts - Bill Cowley, C
116- VanIslander - New Haven Nighthawks - Babe Siebert, LW/D
118- Leaf Lander - Toronto Maple Leafs - Babe Pratt, D
125- EagleBelfour - Detroit Falcons - Ken Reardon, D
127- VanIslander - New Haven Nighthawks - Ching Johnson, D
129- God Bless Canada & raleh - Rocket de Montreal - Joe Primeau, C
131- shawnmullin - Trail Smoke Eaters - Cy Denneny, LW
135- BM67 - New Jersey Devils - Ernie "Moose" Johnson, D/LW
139- MXD & Jungosi - Victoria Secrets - George "Buck" Boucher, D
141- vancityluongo & Evil Speaker - Winnipeg Jets - Hap Day, D
142- Nalyd Psycho - Houston Aeros - Fern Flaman, D
146- BM67 - New Jersey Devils - Eddie Gerard, D/LW
151- Spitfire11 - Detroit Red Wings - Marty Barry, C
155- Murphy - Montreal Maroons - Punch Broadbent, RW
160- Hedberg - Victoria Salmon Kings - Art Ross, D
161- Leopold Stotch - Toronto Marlboros - George Hainsworth, G
164- arrbez & Rick Middleton - Team Iceland - Cecil "Babe" Dye, RW
166- Agent Dale Cooper & Evil Sather - California Golden Seals - Cecil "Tiny" Thompson, G
169- Pwnasaurus & JimEIV - Kansas City Scouts - Hooley Smith, C/RW
170- kruezer - Seattle Metropolitans - Red Horner, D
173- arrbez & Rick Middleton - Team Iceland - Art Coulter, D
179- pappyline - Buffalo Bisons - Bryan Hextall Sr., RW
182- Murphy - Montreal Maroons - Sweeney Schriner, LW
191- BM67 - New Jersey Devils - Didier Pitre, RW/D
195- seventieslord - Regina Pats - Syd Howe, LW
202- BM67 - New Jersey Devils - Harry Cameron, D
208- God Bless Canada & raleh - Rocket de Montreal - Moose Vasko, D
212- BM67 - New Jersey Devils - Mickey MacKay, C/RW
218- pappyline - Buffalo Bisons - Harry Lumley, G
221- MXD & Jungosi - Victoria Secrets - Herb Gardiner, D
226- VanIslander - New Haven Nighthawks - Alf Smith, LW
227- VanIslander - New Haven Nighthawks - Frank McGee, C
228- VanIslander - New Haven Nighthawks - Billy Gilmour, RW
231- kruezer - Seattle Metropolitans - Paul Thompson, LW
233- Sturminator & Transplanted Caper - San Francisco Spiders - Hod Stuart, D
237- BM67 - New Jersey Devils - Bun Cook, LW
240- Sturminator & Transplanted Caper - San Francisco Spiders - D Cy Wentworth
251- pitseleh - Nanaimo Clippers - Cecil Dillon, RW
258- BM67 - New Jersey Devils - Ace Bailey, RW
262- nik jr - Lada Togliatti - Lionel Hitchman, D
270- pappyline - Buffalo Bisons - Neil Colville, D/C
276- arrbez & Rick Middleton - Team Iceland - Georges Vezina, G
277- MXD & Jungosi - Victoria Secrets - Jack Darragh, RW
278- Agent Dale Cooper & Evil Sather - California Golden Seals - William "Flash" Hollett, D
279- pitseleh - Nanaimo Clippers - Duke Keats, C
291- Sturminator & Transplanted Caper - San Francisco Spiders - Frank Foytson, F
292- BM67 - New Jersey Devils - Jack Walker, F
293- papershoes - Kenora Thistles - Si Griffis, D
299- nik jr - Lada Togliatti - Nick Metz, F
309- vancityluongo & Evil Speaker - Winnipeg Jets - Reg Noble, F/D
314- shawnmullin - Trail Smoke Eaters - Joe Hall, D
318- nik jr - Lada Togliatti - Baldy Northcott, LW
322- Spitfire11 - Detroit Red Wing - Larry Aurie, RW
333- MXD & Jungosi - Victoria Secrets - Phil Watson, C/RW
335- VanIslander - New Haven Nighthawks - Harvey Pulford, D
337- Pwnasaurus & JimEIV - Kansas City Scouts - Tommy Phillips, LW/RW
339- Agent Dale Cooper & Evil Sather - California Golden Seals - Cooney Weiland, C
344- Leopold Stotch - Toronto Marlboros - Frank Finnigan, RW
346- seventieslord - Regina Pats - Lester Patrick, D
354- Nalyd Psycho - Houston Aeros - Johnny Gottselig, LW
356- Spitfire11 - Detroit Red Wings - Alex Connell, G
366- pitseleh - Nanaimo Clippers - Billy Burch, C
377- Sturminator & Transplanted Caper - San Francisco Spiders - Cecil Hart, Coach
378- papershoes - Kenora Thistles - Lorne Chabot, G
390- Agent Dale Cooper & Evil Sather - California Golden Seals - Tom Gorman, Coach
393- Pwnasaurus & JimEIV - Kansas City Scouts - Jack Adams, Coach
396- MXD & Jungosi - Victoria Secrets - Pete Green, Coach
405- papershoes - Kenora Thistles - D Mike Grant
415- papershoes - Kenora Thistles - G Hap Holmes
429- camperjr & Gagner4God - Pittsburgh Penguins - D Bucko McDonald
445- MXD & Jungosi - Victoria Secrets - Odie Cleghorn, RW/C
449- Pwnasaurus & JimEIV - Kansas City Scouts - Frank Patrick, D
450- pitseleh - Nanaimo Clippers - Red Dutton, D
452- MXD & Jungosi - Victoria Secrets - Bullet Joe Simpson, D
455- Spitfire11 - Detroit Red Wing - Tom Anderson, D
461- papershoes - Kenora Thistles - Frank Fredrickson, C
464- Sturminator & Transplanted Caper - San Francisco Spiders - Bert Corbeau, D
474- Hockey Outsider - Montreal Canadiens - Dick Irvin, C
480- seventieslord - Regina Pats - Jack Marshall, F/D
488- God Bless Canada & raleh - Rocket de Montreal - Hugh Lehman, G
490- papershoes - Kenora Thistles - Harry Mummery, D
502- Agent Dale Cooper & Evil Sather - California Golden Seals - John Sorrell, LW
508- MXD & Jungosi - Victoria Secrets - Tommy Dunderdale, C
511- MXD & Jungosi - Victoria Secrets - Clarence Abel, D
516- shawnmullin - Trail Smoke Eaters - Albert "Battleship" Leduc, D
519- Spitfire11 - Detroit Red Wings - Harry Watson, LW
523- nik jr - Lada Togliatti - Bernie Morris, F
527- BM67 - New Jersey Devils - Art Duncan, D
535- Hockey Outsider - Montreal Canadiens - George Hay, LW
536- VanIslander - New Haven Nighthawks - Harry Hyland, RW
538- BM67 - New Jersey Devils - Lloyd Cook, D
543- Nalyd Psycho - Houston Aeros - Barney Stanley, RW
545- Sturminator & Transplanted Caper - San Francisco Spiders - Bruce Stuart, F
547- EagleBelfour - Detroit Falcons - Blair Russel, RW/C
549- shawnmullin - Trail Smoke Eaters - Graham Drinkwater, D/F
124 picks from the 1930’s and earlier
(1 undrafted guy is criminally absent: we should all go to Hockey Historian jail)

23 teams picked at least one of them in the top-200
4 teams have none of them


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11-09-2008, 12:04 AM
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Best player of all-time by first family name letter:

A pps Sr, Syl (Sid Abel)
B eliveau, Jean (Raymond Bourque)
C larke, Bobby (Chris Chelios)
D ryden, Ken (Bill Durnan)
E sposito, Phil (Tony Esposito)
F etisov, Viacheslav (Peter Forsberg)
G retzky, Wayne (Bernard Geoffrion)
H owe, Gordie (Bobby Hull)
I ginla, Jarome (Dick Irvin Sr.)
J agr, Jaromir (Busher Jackson)
K elly, Leonard (Valeri Kharlamov)
L emieux, Mario (Guy Lafleur)
M orenz, Howie (Stan Mikita)
N edomansky, Vaclav (Frank Nighbor)
O rr, Bobby (Adam Oates)
P lante, Jacques (Denis Potvin)
Q uackenbush, Bill (Stephane Quintal)
R ichard, Maurice (Patrick Roy)
S hore, Eddie (Terry Sawchuk)
T rottier, Bryan (Fred Taylor)
U llman, Norm (XXXXX XXXXX)
V asiliev, Valeri (George Vezina)
W ilson, Doug (Gump Worsley)
X avier, Frank (Tom Xavier)
Y zerman, Steve (Alexander Yakushev)
Z ubov, Sergei (Henrik Zetterberg)
hull-hawerchuk-howe
harvey-horton
hasek

3 top 10 picks, 4 1st round picks


blake-beliveau-bossy
bourque-boucher
brodeur

4 1st round picks


lindsay-lemieux-lafleur
lidstrom-langway
lumley

4 1st round picks

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11-09-2008, 12:08 AM
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bourque-boucher
brodeur
I call the Nighthawks' Beliveau, Bourque, Bower The Three B's

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I think someone is watching too much Nucks Roberto Luongo is having a marvelous streak right now, but I'll name you a dozen goaltender more suited in a backup role in a All-Time Draft than Luongo.
I knew something like this was going to be said. While you are correct that there are arguably better choices, I do not believe there are many goalies remaining that are more talented than Luongo.

I compared his career numbers to some other candidates I had and felt he was as good as choice as any. Was it a bit of homer pick? Probably. Is it a far off the board choice for backup? Not really


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Trail of the Stanley Cup vol.1 : is this the most expensive and difficult book to find on the market?

Damn
In the hockey book market? Quite likely. And I've spent about a year and $2000 scouring the hockey book market, both locally, and online, for the best research material. I managed to get my set of "The Trail" volumes for $375 and that's the best you could hope to do. On its own, I have seen Volume 1 at anywhere from $175 to $500 alone.

here's what I found at my favourite book-shopping site:
http://www.abebooks.com/servlet/Sear...=trail&x=0&y=0

You can get the whole set for $500, which is a great deal, relatively speaking, and IMO better than paying $400 for just Vol. 1 and better than piecing together a set.

actually, "A Handbook of Bandy, or Hockey on the Ice " from 1896, might hold the actual title of most rare and expensive hockey book. But "The Trail" was described to me as "The Mother of all hockey books" by BM67, and it came as advertised.

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Players drafted from the pre-WWII eras of hockey:



124 picks from the 1930’s and earlier
(1 undrafted guy is criminally absent: we should all go to Hockey Historian jail)

23 teams picked at least one of them in the top-200
4 teams have none of them
That's 4.2 per team... I've got my share! 6 in total.

BM67 has only 9? I was sure he had a lot more than that.

And.... I know exactly who you are talking about. I'm sure we all have our excuses for not taking him. I know I do. As a group, though, it's impossible to fathom that 500+ picks in, someone hasn't taken him.

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That's 4.2 per team... I've got my share! 6 in total.

BM67 has only 9? I was sure he had a lot more than that.

And.... I know exactly who you are talking about. I'm sure we all have our excuses for not taking him. I know I do. As a group, though, it's impossible to fathom that 500+ picks in, someone hasn't taken him.
And he'll finish as a 4th line/spare .... last top-50 player ever at his position still available.

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And he'll finish as a 4th line/spare .... last top-50 player ever at his position still available.
But there are at least four teams that should seriously try and draft him and put him on the second line (Golden Seals, Blackhawks, Lada, Penguins, especially the Penguins). With some shuffling, one of these teams can become instantly much stronger.

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But there are at least four teams that should seriously try and draft him and put him on the second line (Golden Seals, Blackhawks, Lada, Penguins, especially the Penguins). With some shuffling, one of these teams can become instantly much stronger.
I wouldn't be scared to do that, if I could get the right players with him. As the draft began, I actually thought I'd be taking him up in the 200's, just to make sure I'd get him before BM67. I had a plan to get Coleman's entire 1893-1926 AST, but it fell apart when I missed out on Cleghorn and realized that my memory failed me and the third forward was Malone and not Pitre. Then I saw how low he went last time and kept thinking "I'll take him next round" and then when it came time to get a 2nd line center, I needed size in a big way and passed on him. Not to mention that throughout the middle of the draft I was sensing some anti-pre-NHL sentiments and didn't want to have a roster that relied too heavily on such players.

Still... Lalonde, Nighbor, Benedict... not too shabby.

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Bah, we all suck! On e of the very few guys that isn't recognize the way he should. And even the GM who will select him shortly ... you still suck, because you needed that discussion to select him.

We should all be ashame.

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Still... Lalonde, Nighbor, Benedict... not too shabby.
I know I've mentioned the 'modernization' of my team before, but I just did a quick count. I had 10 WWII and prior players in ATDs 7 and 8, then I had 9 last draft, and now I'm down to 5 this draft. It's nice to see them continue to get more respect.

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I present you the newest third line of the Detroit Falcons:

''THE FANTASTIC THREE''


Joe Klukay - Ralph Backstrom - Blair Russel





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Joe "The Thing" Klukay:



6'0 feets, 185 pounds. Shoot: Left

Stanley Cup Champion (1947, 1948, 1949, 1951)
Stanley Cup Finalist (1953)
Played in NHL All-Star Game (1947, 1948, 1949)

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Offensive:

566G, 109G, 127A, 236PTS, 189 PIM


In 10 complete NHL Season
- 6 time 10 goals season
- 3 time 15 goals season
- 1 time 20 goals season

Team League Leader:

Goals (2nd, 5th, 5th)
Assist (4th)
Points (5th, 5th)


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He was a consistent goal scorer and hard worker who contributed to four Stanley Cup wins with the Leafs.

Klukay was sold to the weaker Boston Bruins but enjoyed being able to rush with the puck in a less restrictive system. In 1953-54 he scored 20 goals for the first time in his career.
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A strong skater with an above average understanding of the game

Klukay was a very effective forechecker, using his speed to jump in on defensemen and his dogged determination and strength to thump the blueliner and create turnovers. He was a very important cog of the Leafs Stanley Cup championships of that era, 4 all together.

Klukay actually started out as a scoring prospect with the Leafs farm team, but soon found his niche as a checker. But he did chip in offensively, being a regular 10-15 goal contributor in an era when 25-30 goals was really good.
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In the mid-1940's, Klukay was one of Leaf boss Conn Smythe's prized scoring prospect down on th farm. But Klukay soon found that the Leafs already had enough offense (so) he adjusted.
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Defensive:

Selke Trophy (1948*, 1950*, 1951*, 1952*)
Best Penalty-killer of the 1950's*

*Given by Ultimate Hockey


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He and linemate Nick Metz became the league's most effective penalty killing tandem on a team that won through discipline and defence.
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Joe Klukay is one of the greatest defensive forwards to ever play the game of hockey.

(Klukay and Metz) formed a very effective penalty killing unit, often using an uncommon tactic back in those days - heavy forechecking while short handed.

But in true defensive forward fashion of any era, Joe Klukay's accomplishments were probably unnoticed by many then, and almost entirely forgotten about now.

His most memorable moment as a member of the Black and Gold came in the semi-finals of the 1953 playoffs. Klukay was assigned to shadow the immortal Gordie Howe. Klukay held Howe to only 2 goals in 6 games, a remarkable achievement.

If you ever had the chance to coach an all time team, choosing players from any era, you couldn't go wrong with picking Joe Klukay as one of your penalty killing forwards.
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(Klukay) become one of the top penalty-killers-defensive forwards ever to step on the ice.

He never appeared to be out of place, playing an amazingly sound, technical brand of hockey.

Were you protecting a one-goallead with two minutes remaining? Klukay was your man!
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Known as "The Duke of Paducah", he was one of the greatest defensive forwards to ever play the game of hockey. As an effective fore-checker and penalty killer
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Other:

Allan Cup Winner (1963)
Battled in World War II (1943-1945)

- Nick Metz and him concocted a revolutionary penalty-killing strategy in thel ate 1940's: "We just concocted a system for us," explained the man they dubbed the Duke of Paducah. "It had to be the easiest, the most effective way to go about killing a penalty. You had one guy going in and we'd try to contain them in their own end. It worked for ten years so we couldn't knock it."

- Foster Hewitt considered Joe Klukay as one of the best stickhandler in the NHL

Joe Klukay was one of the best forechecker and most intimidating crasher of his ERA. His huge hits earn him the nickname ''The Thing''.


http://www.legendsofhockey.net:8080/...p?player=13210
http://mapleleafslegends.blogspot.co...oe-klukay.html
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servl...ory/Obituaries
http://beehivehockey.com/profiles_04.htm#31-joeklukay


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Ralph ''Mr. Fantastic'' Backstrom



5'10 feets, 165 pounds, Shoot: Left

Stanley Cup Champion (1959, 1960, 1965, 1966, 1968, 1969)
Stanley Cup Finalist (1967)
Calder Memorial Trophy (1959)
Played in NHL All-Star Game (1958, 1959, 1960, 1962, 1965, 1967)
Avco World Trophy Finalist (1974)

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Offensive:

1032G, 278G, 361A, 639PTS, 386PTS

In 15 complete NHL Season
- 10 time 15 goals season
- 7 time 20 goals season
- 3 time 25 goals season

League Leader:

Goals (7th, 8th)
Assist (8th)
Points (7th, 9th)

Team League Leader:

Goals (2nd, 2nd, 3rd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 5th, 5th)
Assist (1st, 1st, 3rd, 3rd )
Points (1st, 2nd, 2nd, 4th )

WHA Team League Leader:

Goals (1st, 1st, 4th)
Assist (1st, 1st, 5th, 5th)
Points (1st, 1st, 4th)

Montreal Canadiens All-Time Leader:

- 7th in career goals
- 10th in career assists
- 8th in career points


Quote:
Originally Posted by HHOF
Ralph Backstrom was a swift skater with a deft scoring touch
Quote:
Originally Posted by Joe Pelletier
We'll never know how much Ralph Backstrom could have accomplished at the NHL level. The fine playmaker and two way center spent his first 13 seasons with the Montreal Canadiens helping the Habs win 6 Stanley Cups. But Backstrom was never better than a number 3 center in Montreal, always playing behind the legendary Jean Beliveau and Henri Richard.

Backstrom entered the league in 1958-59 and scored 40 points in limited ice time in 64 games with the Habs.

Backstrom was a solid offensive contributor [...]A magnificent skater, his best offensive season came in 1961-62 when in 66 games he scored career highs with 27 goals, 38 assists, and 65 points.

One has to wonder what heights Backstrom could have achieved had he had more of an opportunity to play on one of the top two lines, especially with the powerful Montreal Canadiens of the 1960s. But Backstrom never complained. Instead he accepted his role and excelled at it.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ultimate Hockey
(Backstrom) was a fluid skater with blinding speed, polished play-making skills, hair-trigger reflexes on faceoffs and an impressive work ethic.

The young trio (Backstrom, Provost, Marshall/Goyette) although bursting with offensive talent, was used as a checking line.

Backstrom would become a mainstay in Montreal; he was Selke's and later Sam Pollock's, idea of a perfect player. Although he had the tools to be a first-line star and elite scorer, the selfless pivot put the team first and accepted his checking role.
Quote:
Originally Posted by chidlovski
Ralph Backstrom was a unique player. He was a dazzling skater, with a deft scoring touch who could also play hard-nosed, tough hockey without resorting to fighting or drawing penalties. He was always considered to be among the classiest players in any league he played.

For most of the (1974 Russia-Canada) series, he centered Team Canada's 2nd line along with Mark and Gordie Howe. He killed penalties, worked the power play, and was dangerous offensively almost every time he was on the ice.
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Defensive:

Quote:
Originally Posted by HHOF
Ralph Backstrom was a swift skater with a deft scoring touch whose defensive and team-oriented play earned him accolades throughout his career.

His production (sophomore season) dropped to 28 points, but he solidified his place as a key defensive forward on the club.

Backstrom became an important two-way forward on six Stanley Cup-winning teams. He and teammate Claude Provost garnered reputations as two of the most dogged forwards in the game.

Backstrom was a solid offensive contributor but was best used as a checking center by the team he grew up dreaming about. He was a very solid two way player.
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Others:

George Richardson Memorial Trophy Winner* (1957)
Memorial Cup Winner (1958)
Paul Deneau Trophy** (1974)

*Jr.A playoff winners
** WHA best sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct



- He was the team captain of both the Ottawa Junior Canadiens (Jr.A) and the Hull-Ottawa Canadiens (OHASr) when they won as league best hockey teams.

- He won the Calder trophy as league most outstanding rookie in 1959, doubling the votes of second place Carl Brewer.

- ''There were times in my career that I felt I could have played better statistically if I would have played on another team besides the Canadiens. But there was nothing like the team successes that the Canadiens had during the time I played with them.'' - Ralph Backstrom

Ralph Backstrom was one of the quickest player of his generation. His strong leadership earn him the nickname of ''Mr.Fantastic''.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ralph_Backstrom
http://www.chidlovski.net/1974/74_pl...?playerid=ca14
http://www.legendsofhockey.net:8080/...p?player=11896
http://habslegends.blogspot.com/2007...backstrom.html
http://www.denverpost.com/ci_6521292


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Blair ''Human Torch'' Russel



5'9 feet, 170 pounds

Stanley Cup Champion ()
Stanley Cup Finalist ()

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67Games, 110Goals

Selke Trophy (1903*, 1904*)

Best Shadow of the 1900's. Blair Russel was a fine back-checker and an accomplished ''marker'' of opposing players.*

*Given by Ultimate Hockey

Quote:
Originally Posted by HHOF
Blair Russel was an excellent two-way player throughout his career as an amateur with the Montreal Victorias

This pair made as potent a scoring threat as there was in hockey at that time, amateur or professional.

Russel was a very clean player who was equally adept at scoring or checking.
- Honored Members, say in his book that by the time he retired in 1908, Blair Russel was considered the best player hockey had even seen at his position and that he was renowned for his speed and his gentlemanly play.

- In a vote conducted at the time by daily newspapers in Toronto and Montreal, Russel was named to an All-Star team along with such greats as Harvey Pulford, Frank McGee, Alf Smith, and Billy Gilmour. - Hockey Hall of Fame

- In 1904, Russel scored a six-goal game and a five-goal game, but his most unbelievable scoring featuring is when is score seven goals against the Montreal Shamrocks.

Blair Russel was arguably the best two-way player of his ERA. His speed and quickness to backcheck and shadow his opponent earn him the nickname ''The Human Torch''.

http://www.legendsofhockey.net:8080/...t=ByName#photo
http://www.bigsportsfanatics.com/art...ers_21913.html

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A very modern team for me this time:

1910s (0):
1920s (2): Irvin, Hay
1930s (0):
1940s (2): Mosienko, Day (coach)
1950s (1): Smith
1960s (1): Davydov
1970s (5): Vasiliev, Westfall, Marcotte, Sanderson, Hajt
1980s (3): Trottier, Howe, Tikkanen
1990s (3): Hasek, Bure, Gilmour, Ozolinsh
2000s (1): Chara

I was able to get some pre-WWII players as big bargains in previous drafts (H. Smith, S. Cleghorn, Lalonde, etc), but that's rarely possible anymore.

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fantastic, eaglebelfour, now just add a woman who knows how to disappear

oh... wait, Spezza has already been drafted gimme the puck i'm open but don't touch me

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The Toronto Marlboros select a nice center capable of playing both ways in C Bobby Carpenter.

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