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03-27-2009, 10:05 PM
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Now for a pair of Soviet blueliners...

D - Ilya Byakin
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....is top-10 all-time in Soviet blueline scoring and was an IIHF all-star in a world championships, scoring an impressive 21 goals in just 6 years on the national team
GP/G for Team USSR International Games: 109/21
GP/G for USSR/Russian Elite League Teams: 378/80

D - Irek Gimayev
* 7 Seasons on National Team
* Apart of Soviet's Winning 1981 Canada Cup Team

GP/G for Team USSR International Games: 93/11
GP/G for USSR/Russian Elite League Teams: 356/40

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G - Guy Hebert


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In April 2000, Hebert became the first Mighty Duck to play 400 games. During his tenure with Anaheim, Hebert represented the United States in the 1994 World Championships and the 1996 World Cup. He also played in the NHL All-Star game in 1997.
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Combines good angle play with quick reflexes. Stands up well and doesn't get flustered. Doesn't leave big rebounds. Uses stick effectively around net. Lateral movement has improved. Takes away a lot of the low net. Good intensity and concentration.
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"An original Mighty Duck, Hebert has persevered to become one of the top goalkeepers in the NHL. A consistent performer for the Ducks, he has led them to the playoffs twice in the past three seasons. Hebert has played a lot of hockey and could use more rest during such a gruelling season in order to conserve some energy. Hebert's main strength is his ability to improvise in traffic and his flexibility. Hebert will once again be a key figure in the Ducks' playoff drive. He should be given more than just 13 games off, however." (The Sports Forecaster 1999-2000, p. 196)
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Record: 191-222-56
GAA: 2.81
SV%: .911
Shutouts: 28
* Played in NHL All-Star Game (1997)
* Finished Top-10 in Vezina Voting 3 times.
* Currently holds 4 Anaheim Mighty Duck records.

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03-27-2009, 10:18 PM
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LW Bob Errey



A great little two-way player who can kill penalties, make smart plays, and has winning experience.

- Stanley Cup (1991, 1992)
- Stanley Cup Finalist (1995)
- World Championship Gold (1997)

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Bob Errey designed his game around quickness and speed, knowing that his small stature was not going to scare off to many opponents... Errey made the Pens in 1983-84 as a 19-year-old... His best individual season was in 1988-89 when he scored 26 goals and 32 assists for 56 points in 76 games. The most satisfying years were 1990-91 and 1991-92, when the Penguins won successive Stanley Cups. In the 1991 playoffs, Errey played 24 games, scoring five goals and two assists as the Penguins defeated the Minnesota North Stars in the finals. They defended their championship the following year, defeating the Chicago Blackhawks.

After brief stints with the Buffalo Sabres and San Jose Sharks, Errey spent two-and-a-half years with the Detroit Red Wings where he was part of the Red Wings team that advanced to the Stanley Cup finals in 1995...

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C - Joe Murphy
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Murphy was placed on the “Kid Line” with XXXXXXX and Adam Graves, and he responded; he earned just 25 regular-season points, but his 14 playoff points were a key factor in the Oilers winning their fifth Stanley Cup in 1990.

The next season, Murphy earned 62 points and proved to the world that he deserved his number-one-overall designation. In 1992-93, he earned 82 points, finishing second in the team scoring race to XXXXXX. That year he won the Molson Cup for earning top-three-stars more times during the season than any of his teammates. Murphy followed the regular-season up with a stellar performance in playoffs. Even though the Minnesota North Stars upset the Oilers in the Campbell Conference final, Murphy put on the best performance of his career, scoring eight goals and adding 16 assists in just 16 playoff games.
LW - Bob Berry
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Left-winger Bob Berry was a fine scorer during an NHL career that lasted parts of eight seasons. His creativity was an asset on the power play and he was a respected team leader on and off the ice.

He went on to top the 20-goal mark four more times including a career high 36 in 1972-73. In 1974-75 he was a stellar two-way player and leader on the Kings when they recorded 105 points in their finest season up to that point.
RW - Mel Hill
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He did make his NHL debut that year, however, appearing in six games for Boston. The following year he was a full time Bruins forward, playing in 46 regular season and 12 playoff games to help the Bruins to the Stanley Cup championship. Hill earned his nickname this playoffs by scoring a record three successive overtime goals. The following year, he again played exclusively in Boston, putting up 20 points in 38 games. At the end of the 1940-41 season with the Bruins, Hill was again hoisting the Stanley Cup.

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RW Mike Murphy



A hard working, talented lunchpail RW who can skate and kill a ton of penalties.

- 6'0", 190 lbs
- Played in 1980 NHL All-Star Game
- 6 20 Goal Seasons
- 2X Top-3 in SHG
- 556 Pts in 831 games
- 36 Pts in 66 Playoff games

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Growing up in hockey's hotbed, Toronto, Ontario, Mike Murphy like 1,000's of other young hockey players had dreams of playing for the Blue and White of the Toronto Maple Leafs.

He played his minor and junior hockey in Toronto, but his NHL playing days sent him elsewhere, but Mike Murphy did eventually realize part of his dream, he was assistant coach of the Leafs during the early 1990's and was head coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs from 1996-1998. Along the way, Murphy has had a great hockey life...

...Murphy spent the next 12 seasons in the National Hockey League split between the St Louis Blues, New York Rangers and the Los Angeles Kings along with representing his country during the World Championships in 1978.

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D Mike McEwen



- 6'1", 185 lbs
- Stanley Cup (1981, 1982, 1983)
- Stanley Cup Finalist (1979)
- Memorial Cup (1975)
- 14th in Norris voting (1980)
- 8th in scoring by D-men twice (1979, 1980)
- Topped 43 Points 5 times
- Top-4 in playoff scoring by D-men 3 times (2nd-1979, 4th-1981, 4th-1982)
- 16th highest scoring defenseman during his career - one of just two players in the top-34 who were undrafted
- 10th highest scoring playoff defenseman during his career - he was the only available defenseman in the top-34

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Mike McEwen was a talented offensive defenceman who played over 700 NHL games in the 1970s and '80s. He was a fine passer with an accurate shot but often clashed with coaches since he was somewhat of a free spirit.

During the 1976-77 season, McEwen impressed as a rookie with 43 points though his defensive zone coverage was spotty. Two years later, he scored a personal-high 20 goals and helped the Blueshirts reach the Stanley Cup finals. The next year, he was part of the package sent to the Colorado Rockies for star blueliner Barry Beck. McEwen provided an instant upgrade to the club's mobility on defense but he clashed repeatedly with coach Don Cherry who disliked his attitude.

McEwen was granted a release from the Rockies' tumultuous situation when he was sent to the New York Islanders in the deal that involved popular netminder Chico Resch. He provided offensive savvy and mobility on the blueline and was part of three straight Stanley Cup wins on Long Island. Through the rest of his career, he was an offensive sparkplug on the L.A. Kings, Washington Capitals , Detroit Red Wings, and Hartford Whalers.

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D Bill Brydge



Offense, defense, physical play, backed up with All-star votes, just not quite enough to make the 2nd team. What more can you ask for at this level?

- 5'9", 195 lbs
- Allan Cup (1925, 1926)
- "3rd" Team NHL All-Star (1933)
- 4th, 6th, 10th in points by defensemen (1932, 1933, 1934)
- 10th- highest scoring D-man throughout his career (northcott is not a defenseman) - everyone else in the top-18 on this list is picked

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Bill Brydge was a stocky defenceman who played the body but could also move the puck up ice effectively. Most of his nine-year career was spent on the New York Americans' defensive brigade in the 1920s and '30s.

Born in Renfrew, Ontario, Brydge excelled in the NOHA with Iroquois Falls Paper for two years before joining the senior Port Arthur Bearcats in 1923-24. He spent three years on the club and helped it win consecutive Allan Cups in 1925 and 1926. In 1926-27, Brydge played 41 games in the NHL for Toronto the first year the franchise was known as the Maple Leafs.

Brydge spent the 1927-28 season in the Can Pro League with the Detroit Olympics then played most of the next season in the Motor City with the NHL's Cougars. In November 1929, the solid defender was traded to the New York Americans for $5,000. Brydge found a home in the "red, white and blue" and was a fixture on the club's defence for six and a half years. His steady play was one of the few bright lights for a franchise that was a perennial outsider when the playoffs began. Brydge retired after playing 21 games for New York in 1935-36.
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C - Joe Murphy


LW - Bob Berry


RW - Mel Hill
You just more or less drafted an entire line from the first MLD team I ever faced.

by the way, VI: Shuvalov: pgs 315-316. Guryshev: pgs 311-312.

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You just more or less drafted an entire line from the first MLD team I ever faced.

by the way, VI: Shuvalov: pgs 315-316. Guryshev: pgs 311-312.
Indeed...I was looking over some past teams for players.

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Your advice guys on a Prague line (winger) formation decision to make:

OPTION 1:

Lars Erik Lundvall - Normie Himes - Yuri Lebedev
Kelly Miller – Mike Bullard - Mark Johnson
Bob Kelly – Viktor Shuvalov – Rudi Ball
Fredrik Modin - Mike Fisher - Tom Fitzgerald

OPTION 2:

Fredrik Modin - Normie Himes - Rudi Ball
Kelly Miller – Mike Bullard - Mark Johnson
Lars Erik Lundvall– Viktor Shuvalov – Yuri Lebedev
Bob Kelly - Mike Fisher - Tom Fitzgerald

The differences:

RW: The planned formations have Lebedev bringing toughness as well as a wealth of skill to the top line and Ball, a 500 goal scorer, taking a Bobrov-like finisher position next to Shuvalov; the alternative has Ball taking his natural position on the first line, as there is no evidence of anything more to his game than goal scoring and leadership (as captain of Team Germany) and Lebedev would move to the third line, an international line of intangibles, defensive awareness and puck pressure and control.

LW: Kelly opens up a lot of room on the ice for pint-sized Ball because opposing defensemen simply cannot ignore the Hound Dog, although with his PIM he might be better suited as a backliner in an all-time context despite having skills beyond roughhousing, that way, he could sub on any line if/when needed; Modin has had individual and team peak success at the highest levels of competition and thus is more proven than Lundvall, whose world championships and Swedish league success of course weren't against the NHLers of the time, and thus less minutes on the third line might be a good way to start.
I would actually completely blow this up.

I see three great shutdown players that would make a fantastic 3rd line for shutting down stars like Harry Smith .
Modin-Himes-Ball
Lundvall-Bullard-Johnson
Miller-Fisher-Fitzgerald
Kelly-Shuvalov-Lebedev

The players in italics could be interchangeable at your discretion. In any case, I agree with having Ball on the 1st line because all you really know is that he can score. Lebedev has a nice 4th-liner mentality but he has talent too and keeping him off the 1st line really limits its toughness. Maybe Lebedev, then Ball, to keep him on a scoring line, then Fitzy, then Johnson, who I think has the smarts to play down there too.

Yeah, I totally blew it up, but anything that doesn't see those three players on a checking line, to me, does not compute.

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Indeed...I was looking over some past teams for players.
Aah! I just noticed you took their backup goalie too! I'm shaking!

(no, not really. That team made it to the finals but it was overrated)

My, how far our collective knowledge has come in a year.

This is not to say those are bad picks. If you took them in the 800's now, they would be. They belong in the 1200's where you picked them. But just a year ago they wre such good picks in the 800's that they got their squad to the finals. Now no one touched them until now.

Crazy, hey?

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03-28-2009, 05:59 AM
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The draft ends today.

Let's finish our picks then PUT completed ROSTERS on first page of this thread (edit your first post).

Can everyone do that today?

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HC Sparta Praha selects, from Kamloops B.C., a quality 14-year NHL veteran



Bert Marshall, stay-at-home defenseman



- runner-up for Calder Trophy in 1965-66 as a Detroit Red Wing
- scored 198 points and 926 PIM in 868 NHL games (26 points in 72 NHL playoff games).
- was NHL captain of California Golden Seals (1972-73)
- scored the 1000th goal in Islanders' history on December 2, 1975 (one of few goals he scored, most of his career points are assists)

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...was a defenseman’s defenseman, leaving the scoring limelight to his teammates while he concentrated on keeping the puck out of his team's goal...

Despite playing during an era when high-scoring defensemen were in demand, Bert Marshall fashioned a 14-year career out of mastering the finer points of the defensive game. Always considered one of the hardest working players in the league, there are also many who still consider him one of the best shot-blockers of all time
http://bchhf.com/Inductees/marshall.htm


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... a rugged stay-at-home defenceman who could also provide crisp outlet passes to his forwards. He played nearly 900 games for four different teams in the 1960s and '70s when his consistency was a useful part of the team.

The young blueliner played 61 games as a rookie in 1965-66 and helped the Wings reach the Stanley Cup finals. He played the last year of the Original Six Era in Motown and joined the expansion Oakland Seals halfway through the next season.

Marshall did his best to stabilize the shaky blueline of the Seals for nearly six seasons before he was traded...

The reliable defensive play and leadership provided by Marshall helped the Islanders develop into a competitive squad by the mid-'70s. He was a member of the team when it reached the semi-finals in 1975 and 1976. He helped the younger players like Bryan Trottier, Clark Gillies, and Mike Bossy learn to win and be professional.
http://www.legendsofhockey.net:8080/...p?player=13542

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Praha also picks up as an extra defenseman one of six best Soviet rearguards of the late 70's, early 80's



Sergey Starikov, skilled defenseman



- scored 4 points in 4 games in the 1979 Super Series against NHL teams
- scored 7 points in 7 games in the 1980 Olympics
- scored three assists in the 1984 Canada Cup
- also scored points in each of: 1979 Challenge Cup, Super Series (1980, '83, '89 but not in '86), 1984 and 1988 Olympics, Rendez'Vous '87 against NHL all-stars
- nine years on the Soviet national team, top-6 defenseman (1979-1988) winning two Olympic golds and two world championship golds
- on cover of Sports Illustrated, Oct 9th 1989 (with Fetisov) as first Soviets in NHL
- didn't stick in NHL as a thirtysomething, played AHL and IHL before going into coaching and running summer schools on skating skills

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HC Sparta Praha draft as an extra forward the hard-playing older brother of the soft Pierre



Sylvain Turgeon, hard-working, skilled left winger



- scored 495 NHL points in 669 NHL games
- two-time 40+ NHL goal scorer (scored 162 goals in first 5 NHL seasons)
- on NHL All-Rookie Team (1984)
- in NHL All-Star Game (1986)
- suffered a major injury at training camp for Canada Cup '87 and never was the same again

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... Blessed with speed, a quick release, and a willingness to battle for position, left-winger Sylvain Turgeon was very effective during his 12 years in the league. He topped the 30-goal mark four times and was one of the most feared snipers in the NHL on the power play.

...163 points for the QMJHL's Hull Olympiques in 1982-83... competed for Canada at the World Junior Championships and was named to the QMJHL first all-star team. In 1983-84, Turgeon scored 40 goals and was named to the NHL's all-rookie team. He was an offensive star for six years and helped the team finish at the top of the Adams Division standings in 1986-87. During this time, Turgeon formed a dangerous forward line with Kevin Dineen and Ron Francis.

In June 1989, Turgeon was sent to the New Jersey Devils for Pat Verbeek. He scored 30 goals for his new club but was traded to the Montreal Canadiens for Claude Lemieux prior to the 1990-91 season. Turgeon struggled with injuries and the intense scrutiny of playing for the Habs and produced only 14 goals in parts of two seasons. He was claimed by the Ottawa Senators at the 1992 Expansion Draft and scored 25 goals for the first-year club before two seasons as a role player
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Last but not least, the Spartans of Prague select a Jack Adams trophy winner and great hockey coach who demonstrated his talent getting two NHL teams to play above their skill level with all-heart determination and success



Ted Nolan, coach



Bloody well was a fine main ATD coach when he got the Islanders on a very improbable drive to make the playoffs that capped off with a hard-fought first round series against a Drury and Briere Sabres team; I followed the Isles closely back then, and through all the NYI managerial stupidness I never gave up on the team until the team gave up on winning when they let Nolan go. Why? because Nolan wanted to win every night, as the competitive fire his players had, but the organization wanted more ice time for rookies, and Nolan ain't no Trotz, and with Nolan's departure, sure enough, the fire has gone out of the team (as for pre-Nolan, I can find you plenty of HfBoard posters on the Isles board who thought the Laviolette-coached Isles were scoring but not full of passion). Yeah, there's some youngum energy, but ask any diehard Isles fan (I visited and participated on the Isles Hfboard until the post-Nolan era began), he was very respected.

Nolan was very well liked in Buffalo, and took a Lafontaine-injured team that was written off and turned them into the hardest working bunch in the NHL. (I was living in southern Ontario for grad school and instead of the Leafs followed my Peca's Sabres). Whether he was blackballed due to star goalie fiasco or GM dispute, the fact is that Nolan was clearly a force behind the bench. Many coaches get the coach of the year trophy largely for how the team does: Nolan was no riding-on-coat tails winner. He epitomized what I love in great coaching and great playing styles. Full tilt, passionate hockey. He got that from the players. Nolan demonstrated the same qualities with success at the juniors level.

There is no good reason for him to drop from main ATD quality level to sub-MLD level. He can coach my team any time.

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Your ATD10-AA Spartans !

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HC Sparta Praha
founded in 1903

coach: Ted Nolan

Lars Erik Lundvall - Normie Himes - Yuri Lebedev
Fredrik Modin – Mike Bullard - Mark Johnson
Kelly Miller - Mike Fisher - Tom Fitzgerald
Bob Kelly – Viktor Shuvalov – Rudi Ball
Sylvain Turgeon

Alexey Gusarov - Igor Romishevsky
Alfred Kuchevsky - Genrikh Sidorenkov
Brett Hedican - Bert Marshall
Sergei Starikov, Jimmy Orlando

Dan Bouchard
Jake Forbes

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Tucson selects G Leif Holmqvist



IIHF Hall of Fame inductee
1967 World Championship Silver Medal
1968 Golden Puck Award Winner
1969 World Championships best goaltender
1969 World Championship Silver Medal
1970 World Championship Silver Medal
1970 Golden Puck Award Winner
1971 World Championship Bronze Medal

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C Terry Ruskowski



Captain of the Houston Aeros (1976 - 1978)
1977 Avco Cup Champion
1979 Avco Cup Champion
Captain of the Chicago Blackhawks (1979 - 1982)
Captain of the Los Angeles Kings (1983 - 1985)
Captain of the Pittsburgh Penguins (1986 - 1987)

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Although not very big, Terry Ruskowski played hockey like a fire hydrant capable of starting its own fires. He'd stir things up with his feisty, truculent play and then stand by the door, ready to trade punches with any willing adversary. Over the next four seasons, Ruskowksi developed into one of the Aeros' top forwards. Although a somewhat slow skater, he had a knack for controlling the puck and setting up scoring chances. And according to his buddy he never lost a fight in the WHA. In 1978-79, the Winnipeg Jets absorbed the Aeros. There, Preston and Ruskowski were instrumental in leading their team to the final Avco Cup ever awarded. When the WHA merged into the NHL, the Hawks took a much greater interest in Ruskowski. They even gave up their rights to Bobby Hull in order to secure him along with Preston.

Ruskowski's leadership and work ethic soon became very apparent in the Hawks' camp. When Keith Magnuson went down with a prolonged injury, "Roscoe," as he was known, became the team's captain.

In 1982, Ruskowski was traded to the L.A. Kings where he played for parts of three seasons. He then signed as a free agent with the Pittsburgh Penguins. With the Pens, he put in two solid season before signing as a free agent with the Minnesota North Stars. The North Stars brought in Ruskowski to bulk up for the next round of the "Chuck Norris" Division battles. At that time, all of the Norris Division rivals had a large arsenal of toughs on hand to scrap first and play hockey afterward.

I will select my other two picks later...


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Tucson selects coach John Tortorella, 2004 Stanley Cup Champion and 2004 Jack Adams Winner.

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C Viktor Yakushev
RW/D Stanislav Petukhov
D Duke Dukowski
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Hedberg - I think you've found yourself a copy of Kings Of the Ice - Am I correct?

Modry and Drobny are a page apart, and Holmqvist is one of about 30 of the 500 players featured in there, not to be selected yet.

VI - I see you went with my recommendations for the checking line, good to see.

You have a knack for getting coaches who fell much further than they had any business falling. Also, thanks for taking Marshall (edited from Lindsay, obviously I don't mean the goalie) so I could stop mulling over whether he's the guy I need, as I have been since the middle of the AAA draft.

Turgeon's a two-time top-20 goal scorer. That may not sound like much, but there really aren't a lot of those left. that four-timer is still out there, and if we have a Junior-B draft (LOL) I wouldn't hesitate to make him my top LW. Anyone know who I mean?


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that four-timer is still out there, and if we have a Junior-B draft (LOL) I wouldn't hesitate to make him my top LW. Anyone know who I mean?
If you mean that lazy big guy then yeah 'The project' is still available, and given we allow some leeway for injuries, would be a good pick offensively... but I just never liked the guy... he does have one exceptional, natural attribute

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C Viktor Yakushev

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- 5'9", 180 lbs.

- Russian 1st Team All-Star (1964, 1965)
- Russian 3rd Team All-Star (1966)
- Led Russian League In Goals (1959)
- 162 Goals in 400 Russian League Games

- Olympic Gold (1964)
- Olympic Silver (1960)
- World Championship Gold (1963, 1965, 1966, 1967)
- World Championship Silver (1959)
- World Championship Bronze (1961)
- Led Russians In Goals at 1964 Olympics
- Led Russians In Goals at 1959 Worlds
- Led Russians In Assists, 2nd in Points, at 1965 Worlds
- 28 Goals, 29 Assists, 57 Points in 57 International games
- 36th in goals, 31st in games with Russian National Team (per Chidlovski, so this includes all exhibition games plus Spenglers, Izvestias, etc - I count two and one undrafted player ahead of him on these lists)

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Viktor Yakushev was a unique hockey player not only in the Soviet Union but internationally. The circumstances of his career are even more remarkable than the many pecularities of the game. He played for only one team Lokomotiv Moscow, which in 1961 was among the top three in the SSR. he played until age 42, by which time Lokomotiv was reduced to a minor league team that folded after he left.

At the World Championships, he played for the USSR eight times in six different lineups. It is worth noting the character of the time, the lineups and the morals that prevailed then. Anatoli Tarasov, the virtual ruler of the nationals, had whipped into shape a whole detachment of candidates from his own local CSKA club for the national lineup, capitalizing on the competitive pride of each candidate. tarasov virtually ignored the forwards from Chernyshev's club, even though as Dynamo coach he was the senior coach of the nationals. Dynamo's best forward, Yurzinov, only made it to the Worlds twice. Tarasov also seemed to enjoy breaking up the talented lines of Spartak Moskow in order to weaken his competitors in the domestic championships.

Tarasov used Yakushev as a pawn in his political game because he wasn't a threat to his CSKA club. Yet Tarasov valued the Lokomotiv forward because Yakushev played a key role for the nationals, not just by handling problems and performing well. In 1963, when the Canadians managed to bring the score from 4-0 to 4-2 in the final game, the Soviets faced losing the Championship if they allowed another goal. Yakushev fought for the gold right to the final seconds of the game. A year later at the Olympics, the extremely loyal and conscientious Yakushev was assigned the job of guarding the eminent Tumba Johansson. Yakushev scored 9 goals and became the leading scorer of the team.

One of Yakushev's cohorts, Boris Mayorov, said of his partnership with Yakushev at the 1966 World Championship: "Yakushev was an outstanding player who simply had to be in the nationals lineup. It is with a special feeling of pleasure that I recall the seven games played shoulder to shoulder with Yakushev in Ljubljana." At that championship, Yakushev posted 11 assists, proving he was an invaluable partner on the ice.

What did Yakushev have that the nationals couldn't do without? What was it that made Yakushev feel at home on any forward line? If Yakushev had been playing for a team like Lokomotiv in the media frenzy of today, there is little doubt that he would be heralded as the best player ever. There is no denying that Yakushev was an outstanding player with an exceptional ability to collaborate with other players. Flexibility, adaptibility, and compatibility were Viktor Yakushev's strength. "Compatibility established right at our very first training workouts.", he once said. "no matter with whom. After that, I did my best to work out with the particulars of real teamwork."

On the ice, Yakushev played common sense hockey. When he celebrated his 40th birthday, coach ******** of Novosibirsk, noted "If I could accomplish the impossible and somehow tempt, win over or purchase Yakushev, I would bring him up her to Siberia and say to him, 'You can play for me as long as you want in any game. If you want to play more, go ahead. Less? Go ahead. if you want, you can play till you're 60. In short, do what you feel is necessary. Every minute you are on the ice, every minute of your caliber of hockey is worth more than a dozen training sessions and 30 sermons.'"

But Yakushev remained loyal to Lokomotiv. In those days, that kind of dedication and loyalty to family, home, and team eas genuinely and widely shared.

Yakushev appeared on the ice at most of the major hockey competitions in the world. At the end of his career, he played in a minor league in Tashkent. Words such as "popularity", "image", and "ambition" weren't in his vocabulary. What he loved most was playing for Lokomotiv - nothing else mattered as much. Yakushev played the game longer than any Soviet hockey player. When he continued to play in minor leagues, he ignored the many comments about his age. Throughout his more than 20 years as a hockey player, Viktor Yakushev missed only three training workouts.

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If you mean that lazy big guy then yeah 'The project' is still available, and given we allow some leeway for injuries, would be a good pick offensively... but I just never liked the guy... he does have one exceptional, natural attribute
The guy I'm thinking of does have one exceptional natural attribute, but he's not big and was never called a "project" and rarely lazy. I'd be curious to know who you mean though.

My fingers hurt from typing that bio....

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Hedberg - I think you've found yourself a copy of Kings Of the Ice - Am I correct?

Actually I haven't, most of my research is internet based.

I wish I had a copy of it though, it sounds like a fascinating book. I think I'm going to get it out of the library when I have time for reading.

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Dont have time to research so i'll make random picks.

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