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10-21-2009, 08:12 PM
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I say just leave the ATD the way it is. I love the ATD it would be cool if it could be made into a cpu game or something. Post Bio's anywhere and everywhere it can't hurt. Like I said before you guys do an excellent job and I thank you guys for inviting me into this.

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10-21-2009, 08:24 PM
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For a guy who makes quite a few picks on his phone/catches up on the draft with his phone, I also am not a fan of bios in the draft thread. If they can be put in a seperate thread all the same, like this one, then that would be just great. I really don't see the downside at all.

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10-21-2009, 11:17 PM
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I don't think it is necessarily better. If anything, I think the two should be used in tandem. I wouldn't want to just completely stop posting bios in the draft thread. Maybe there are those who, as a rule, don't read them, but there are also those who otherwise wouldn't see them if they weren't there in the draft thread.

I mean, we all post for a reason, right? We all want to be heard.
And as I said, by posting in the draft thread, your bios are just mindless chatter to be ignored.

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10-22-2009, 07:17 AM
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And as I said, by posting in the draft thread, your bios are just mindless chatter to be ignored.
And you think more, including yourself, are going to read them in here?

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10-22-2009, 07:30 AM
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And you think more, including yourself, are going to read them in here?
I would certainly be more inclined to read them in here. I think they really clutter up the draft thread.

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10-23-2009, 06:23 PM
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The following season, he got off to a great start and made a big hit with the fans because of his aggressive play-Joe Pelletier
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He was a fine stickhandler, aggressive but clean in his play and perhaps the best skater of his day.-Joe Pelletier
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In 1942-43, he completed his first full season as a Leaf and outdid rookie Rocket Richard to take the Calder Trophy as the NHL's top rookie of that year-LOH
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...he led the NHL with 37 goals in the 50 game schedule. That was downright wonderful goal total when you consider only Max Bentley was the other 30 goal man in the NHL that season with 31. He made the first all-star team this year.-Joe Pelletier
With our 15th selection, the Cairo Desert Dogs proudly select, a big, aggressive, scoring winger...


GAYE STEWART!

Awards and Achievements
2 x Stanley Cup Champion (1942, 1947)
1 x First Team All-Star (1946)
1 x Second Team All-Star (1948)

Top 20's
Goals- 10th(1943), 1st(1946), 4th(1948), 11th(1949), 7th(1950), 17th(1951)
Assists- 6th(1948), 18th(1952)
Points- 16th(1943), 2nd(1946), 4th(1948), 16th(1949), 20th(1950)

Top 10 Playoffs
Playoff Assists- 3rd(1947)
Playoff Points- 5th(1947)

Biography
Gaye Stewart had an outstanding amateur career before coming to the NHL, with some great seasons in the TBJHL and OHA. He would make his debut in 1942 in some very unique circumstancesl he'd play his first NHL game in the stanley cup final.

In the fourth game, Stewart replaced someone and did so well that he remained in the lineup as Toronto came back to win the cup, making Stewart a stanley cup champion after only 3 games in the NHL.

In 1943 Stewart would have a superb rookie year, winning the Calder trophy and scoring 24 goals in 48 games. But his great season would come to an end in the playoffs, as he hurt his knee and did not play in the final two games when the Leafs were eliminated.

After a two-year stint with the Army in World War II, Stewart would return in 1945-46 and light up the league, as hed led the league in goals ande made the first all-star team. The next season, he would perform admirably and help the Leafs become stanley cup champions.

The next season he would be traded to Chicago, who were unfortunately cellar-dewllers at the time. Sterwart would continue to perform however, notching 27 goals and making the second all-star team.

He would score 24 goals in 1949-50, before being traded to the Red Wings. He would not last long there, being traded the Rangers as the Wings already had plenty of scoring from the production line.

He would become more of a playmaker in New York, putting up some respectable numbers. He would do little else after that one productive season in New York, before retiring in 1954-55.

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Interestingly, Gaye Stewart had twice won the Stanley Cup, on both occasions, his name was engraved incorrectly. In 1941-42, the spelling read 'GAYE STEWARD.' In 1946-47, it was 'GAVE STEWART.'


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10-23-2009, 07:40 PM
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..he was a master at scoring and setting up goals as a result of his spectacular end-to-end rushes...-LOH
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The trade paid big dividends for the Avs, who won the 1996 Stanley Cup with himfirmly established as the team's power-play star and scoring defenceman. He was voted to the NHL First All-Star Team in 1997.
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Upon his arrival with the Ducks he played a key role helping the club reach the post season and their first Stanley Cup Final.
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Bring some offense from the defensive end and do the job on the power play. Move the puck as quickly as possible. If there's an opportunity, join the play.
With our 16th selection, the Cario Desert Dogs proudly select, a great scoring and puck-moving defenceman...


SANDIS OZOLINSH

Awards and Achievements
1 x Stanley Cup Champion (1996)
1 x First Team All-Star (1997)

Top 20's
Goals for Defencemen- 2nd(1994), 10th(1995), 11th(1996), 1st(1997), 14th(1998), 5th(2000), 11th(2001), 7th(2002), 10th(2003)
Assists for Defencemen- 19th(1994), 18th(1996), 2nd(1997), 9th(1998), 8th(2000), 19th(2001), 7th(2002), 17th(2003)
Points for Defencemen- 11th(1994), 20th(1995), 14th(1996), 2nd(1997), 6th(1998), 7th(2000), 20th(2001), 5th(2002), 15th(2003)

Playoff Goals- 14th(2000)
Playoff Assists- 12th(1994), 4th(1996), 4th(1997), 20th(1998), 16th(1999)
Playoff Points- 9th(1996), 9th(1997), 19th(1999), 18th(2000)

Playoff Goals for Defencemen- 11th(1995), 1st(1996), 1st(1997), 1st(1999), 1st(2000), 7th(2003)
Playoff Assists for Defencemen- 5th(1994), 1st(1996), 1st(1997), 6th(1998), 7th(1999), 9th(2000), 6th(2003)
Playoff Points for Defencemen- 8th(1994), 1st(1996), 1st(1997), 9th(1998), 4th(1999), 3rd(2000), 6th(2003)

Biography
Ozolinsh began his NHL career in 1993 with the San Jose Sharks, and would soon make an impact from the blueline offensively. After a couple of years with the Sharks, Sandis would be traded to Colorodo in 1995, and would be a smashing success there.

He would be a big part of Colorodo's 1996 cup win, providing some great offence from the blueline. The next season, he would be named to the league's 1st all-star team for placing 2nd amongst defenceman in points. After parts of 5 years with Colorodo, Sandis would be traded to the Hurricanes where he played for parts of two seasons before joining the Florida Panthers midway through the 2001-02 season.

He would play a full season in Florida before being aquired midway through 2002-03 by the Anaheim Ducks, where he would again play a key role for a stanley cup final team, but it was not enough as the Ducks were defeated in a hard-fought seven game series with the New Jersey Devils.

Ozolinsh has struggled since then and has not done much, but he still has a tremendous legacy as an offensive blueliner, especially in the playoffs. He currentlys plays in the KHL.

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10-23-2009, 11:26 PM
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I'll be doing likely all my bio's in here. When I make my picks, I usually just put the name and position so this will give me a good chance to sell them.

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LW: Ted Lindsay (1944-1965)


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Lindsay was indeed a rough, often mean competitor who spent more time in the penalty box than any player in his time. He was only 5'8" and 160 pounds but could hold his own in fights and in the corners with much larger opponents. But Lindsay was also a gifted offensive player, a natural goal scorer who set records for a left wing and made up one third of Detroit's famous Production Line in the 1940s and 1950s. Such a combination, in such a small, powerful package, hadn't been seen in the National Hockey League before the arrival of Terrible Ted Lindsay, and it hasn't been seen since.
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No man on skates was ever too big or too tough for Ted Lindsay to challenge. At 5'8" and 160lbs he used his big stick and his fists to cut down some of the biggest meanest men in National Hockey League history.

He was known as Scarface or Terrible Ted. The scars on his rugged face represented his courage in his many on ice battles. How many scars he can't tell you, because he lost count after 400 stitches. The nickname "Terrible" only referred to his reputation, because his play was magnificent.
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* Inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame (1966)
* Selected in the Hockey News list of the greatest 100 players (21)
* Regular Season Stats: 1068 Games, 379 Goals, 472 Assists, 851 Points
* Playoff Stats: 133 Games, 47 Goals, 49 Assists, 96 Points
* Stanley Cup(1950, 1952, 1954, 1955)
* Art Ross Trophy (1950)
* First Team All-Star (1948, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1956, 1957)
* Second Team All-Star (1949)
* Participated in NHL All-Star Game (1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957)
* Captain of the Red Wings (1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956)
* Led NHL in Goals (1948)
* Led NHL in Assists (1950, 1957)
* Led NHL in Points (1950)
* Top-5 in Goals (1948, 1949, 1952, 1953, 1954)
* Top-5 in Assists (1949, 1950, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1957)
* Top-5 in Points (1949, 1950, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1957)



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Through the years, I have so many wonderful memories of playing with the Red Wings: winning four Stanley Cups, scoring big goals, going into battle every night side by side with my teammates, playing with every ounce of effort I could muster.

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10-24-2009, 12:35 AM
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It is the highlight of the draft for me. Every draft we get another step closer towards collecting all available info on each player.

I take player bios seriously. They are useful from a player pimping standpoint but that's not the main aspect of it. This is my chance to shine as a researcher and present my findings to the group; to make a case for the player.
I'm looking forward to the day when you've drafted every ATD-calibre player so we finally have detailed bios of everyone.

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10-25-2009, 01:08 AM
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i am not changing how i conduct myself in the draft.


what the draft needs is to get rid of all that stupid banter in the draft thread that is something i can't stand to read


if i don't post my mini bios when i draft I would say barley anything in the draft because I simply do not have the time to sit on a message board for an hr a day

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10-25-2009, 03:09 PM
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I'm looking forward to the day when you've drafted every ATD-calibre player so we finally have detailed bios of everyone.
heh.

I've fantasized about that myself.

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10-25-2009, 03:12 PM
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what the draft needs is to get rid of all that stupid banter in the draft thread that is something i can't stand to read
That would take away all the fun. The draft is more about learning than drafting. If people want to debate and discuss within the draft thread, that's fantastic.

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That would take away all the fun. The draft is more about learning than drafting. If people want to debate and discuss within the draft thread, that's fantastic.
the fun for me is piecing together good mini bios

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10-25-2009, 07:33 PM
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That would take away all the fun. The draft is more about learning than drafting. If people want to debate and discuss within the draft thread, that's fantastic.
Definitely, discussion are the backbone of the ATD, without them the ATD is only a selection of random players.

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10-25-2009, 10:40 PM
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i am not changing how i conduct myself in the draft.


what the draft needs is to get rid of all that stupid banter in the draft thread that is something i can't stand to read


if i don't post my mini bios when i draft I would say barley anything in the draft because I simply do not have the time to sit on a message board for an hr a day
Leaf lander, just keep doing what you do. I love reading your bio's

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Definitely, discussion are the backbone of the ATD, without them the ATD is only a selection of random players.
Agree. We're here to learn, not just get our fantasy draft fix, as VI has reminded us many times.

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Leaf lander, just keep doing what you do. I love reading your bio's
Agree. It's more productive than just making a pick and disappearing until it's your turn again.

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D Viktor Kuzkin

-3 Olympic Gold Medals (one of only 6 hockey players to have 3)
-8 Gold Medals at the World Championships
-Captain of the Soviet Team at the Summit Series
-Inducted into the IIHF Hall of Fame in 2005.
-2 First Team Soviet League All-Star Selections
-4 Second Team Soviet League All-Star Selections
-70 goals in 530 Soviet League games
-18 goals in 169 international games




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Viktor Kuzkin was a steady defenseman. He assisted on XXX's goal that started a the Russian's 5-goal third period comeback in game number 5.

Kuzkin, a legendary figure in Soviet hockey history, served as team captain in this series.

"As captain, my job was to inspire my teammates both on the ice and off," he said. "But in this series, that wasn't necessary. Everyone understood we were playing the most important tournament of our lives."
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Kuzkin began his hockey career as a center forward which helped him to become a successful scoring blueliner with a slick puck handling and skating skills. He became famous for his strong positional hockey skills and ability to lead his team in following the tactical game plan. The Soviet defense pair Kuzkin - Davydov was arguably one of the best in the Soviet hockey history.


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D George McNamara



-inducted into the HHOF in 1958 as a player
-Stanley Cup in 1914
-defensive defenseman who loved to bodycheck
-6'1, 220 lbs in 1910

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McNamara was one best open ice checkers of his day.

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He was a big, rugged defenseman and was in demand in those early years. McNamara played with four different clubs in four different leagues between 1908-09 and 1912-13. He was never a real offensive threat but did manage to score 15 goals in 16 games with the Waterloo Colts of the Ontario Professional Hockey League in 1910-11.

McNamara played with his only Stanley Cup winning team in Toronto as a member of the Blueshirts squad of 1913-14. He stayed in Toronto to play the following year with the Shamrocks and then returned to the Blueshirts before joining the Canadian Army during the World War I.

He was a member of the 228th Battalion team that participated in the National Hockey Association before having to drop out of the league when they were ordered overseas on February 10, 1917.
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George and his brother, XXX, were known as the "Dynamite Twins" during their playing days because of their bone-crunching body checks.


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Pat Egan, D





Joe Pelletier:
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Back in the 1940s few defensemen were tougher than Pat "Boxcar" Egan...He entered the league with an established reputation for his toughness, which meant he was test with fists and liberal use of sticks with great frequency. The rookie passed the test nicely, earning instant respect from his peers.

As time went on he also developed a reputation as a good skater with a heavy shot. With the weak NY Americans team he was relied on to rush the puck out of the zone and man a point on the power play. By his second season in the NHL the pugnacious Egan was named a 2nd Team NHL All Star on defense. He scored 8 times and assisted on 20 others that season, all while leading the NHL with 124 PIMs.

His offensive numbers would fall off, but he became a fan favorite in Boston for the next five seasons. With his hard-hitting, rambunctious style, he became an all around solid presence. He was unforgiving with his physical play in his own zone.
XX XXXXXXXX, via Boston Bruins: Greatest Moments and Players:
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Our veterans were Pat Egan, whose nickname was Boxcar because that's what he was built like...
Egan was a second team all-star for the 1941-42 season, and played in the third annual All-Star game in 1949 as one of the top six non-Toronto defencemen.

During the 1940s, Egan was:

2nd among defencemen in games played (Jack Crawford)
2nd amoung defencemen in goals scored (Flash Hollett)
3rd among defencemen in points scored (Babe Pratt, Flash Hollett)
4th among defencemen in points per game (Flash Hollett, Babe Pratt, Earl Seibert)
1st among defencemen in PIM

His top-10 finishes in points by defencemen were:
1941-42: 3rd (28 points)
1943-44: 2nd (43 points)
1944-45: T-7th (22 points)
1945-46: 4th (18 points)
1946-47: 1st (25 points)
1947-48: 6th (19 points)
1948-49: 1st (24 points)
1949-50: T-10th (16 points)
1950-51: 10th (15 points)

Egan spent the 1942-43 season first working in war industry, and then in the army. He received a medical discharge in time to play in the 1943-44 season. He was top-10 in defenceman scoring in every other year for the decade 1942-1951.

Egan was among the hardest shooters of his day, possibly the hardest. From the Globe and Mail, February 4, 1946:
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Martin J. (Pat) Egan, a hard rock hockey product from Blackie, Alberta, who was introduced into the National League a few years back with Brooklyn Americans by “Red” Dutton, tossed fadeaway shots that mystified Frank McCool and hoisted the Boston Bruins to a 5-3 decision over the Leafs here Saturday night.

A turnstile count of 14, 435, one of the largest of the season, saw Egan rifle a high shot past McCool midway through the second period to tie the score at 2-2, and then deliver another buzz bomb at shinbone height a minute later to move the league-leading Bruins into their victory groove.

Hockey’s Hardest Shot?
Six years ago Egan brought into the NHL one of the hardest shots any goaltender had been asked to handle since Charley Conacher was firing ‘em and scoring ‘em from the hip. Two seasons back, with Detroit Red Wings and then Bruins, Martin J. bagged 15. Saturday’s double brought his count to six for the current campaign, best figure credited to a defenseman in a new style game in which rear guards had not been rolling up scores the way many observers predicted..

Like many other high-powered puck drivers, Egan’s shots are as apt to whistle past a goaltender’s ear or wind up in the end blues as find the target. Saturday he was on the beam twice. Critical fans, well out of Egan’s range, opined that McCool fanned on both shots. They were drives from 30 feet out, and from the right wing side. We’ve seen Brimsek, Thompson, Chabot, Mowers, and a dozen others miss the same kind. After all, McCool isn’t Houdini.

Egan’s defensive play was as impressive as his sniping. He tossed out half a dozen jolts, far above par in this season of the “Vanished Body Check”. His blocking on the Metz-Hamilton breakaway was the high defensive spot of the night. Not only did Blackie Pat take care of Nick, but he wound up with the puck.


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i have not made any bios, but i decided to make one.


Bob Davidson


a big man for his time (5'11, 185), nicknamed "Rugged Robert."

played on a line with Syl Apps and Gordie Drillon, and later on a line with Ted Kennedy.

team captain from '43-'45, while Syl Apps was at war, including for the '45 championship team.


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Known as one of the top defensive forwards in the NHL, that moniker was put to the test in the 1944 Stanley Cup semi-finals, when Davidson's assignment was to shadow Montreal's Maurice "The Rocket" Richard in game two of their best-of-seven series.
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I always thought Sweeney Schriner, Syl Apps and Davidson were the best of the modern Leafs. Davidson is better than a lot of people think. He's always in there, and goals scored off Davidson's wing in a year are few and far between.
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Toronto's Bob Davidson was assigned to shadow Richard, and his defense helped the Maple Leafs register an upset in the first game. "He stayed so close to me that I got angry," Richard said. "I remember going up to their goalie, X, and telling him things would be different in the next game."
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Richard won that next contest, scoring 5g, but it was through lines changes, and some mischief by a fan:
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To Bob Davidson, one of the loop's leading back-checkers, was assigned the task of hobbling the rocketing Richard, and he did a good job of it in the first game. Last night, Irvin played 4 defencemen and only 8 forwards and Richard played on all 3 lines. Half the time he was out there, Davidson was sitting on the bench and Richard made a monkey of the younger Leafs who tried to take over the task of shadowing him.
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A fan may have aided the Canadiens to score their first goal: that at least is what the Leafs claim. He tore Bob Davidson's stick out of his hands while the Habs were pouring on the power. Then he threw the stick after Davidson and it looked as though the latter was back in plenty of time to resume his position, though the Leafs claim otherwise. But it was right after this that Richard combined with McMahon and Blake to rifle the puck past Paul Bibeault.
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Originally Posted by The Maple Leaf: 4-13-1944
Bob Davidson successfully checked Maurice Richard to a standstill in the first game, but coach Irvin out-juggled Hap Day in the second, got Richard on the ice when Davidson was on the bench, and the speedy winger promptly busted a modern Stanley Cup record by scoring all the Canadiens 5 goals in a 5-1 victory.
Davidson was an important part of TML's '45 win over the heavily favored Habs and their dominant Punch Line. Davidson was again assigned to check Richard, who had scored 50g.
TML upset the Habs in '45, and went on to win the cup.


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Originally Posted by Ottawa Citizen: 11-15-1945
Hector "Toe" Blake and rugged Elmer Lach played a star role in the Montreal victory. Blake tallied two goals, both on assists by the center ice star who set the plays up perfectly. Their linemate, Maurice Richard, was too closely shadowed by left-winger Bob Davidson of Toronto to have any scoring opportunities.
Davidson later became TML's chief scout for several decades, and scouted much of the talent of their '60s dynasty.



Starting at 4:13, you can see some video of Davidson (and Apps) in this 1939 video. Davidson is #4.


in one shift, Davidson gets a scoring chance on a rush, then wins the loose puck on the boards, steals the puck back in the neutral zone, and then sets up Apps for a scoring chance.

Davidson later gets into a scrum with high sticks, and later scores a goal from the slot on a great pass from Apps.


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His top-10 finishes in points by defencemen were:
1941-42: 2nd (28 points)
1943-44: 2nd (43 points)
1944-45: 8th (22 points)
1945-46: 4th (18 points)
1946-47: 1st (25 points)
1947-48: 6th (19 points)
1948-49: 1st (24 points)
1950-51: 10th (15 points)
1942: 3rd (anderson was a D that year)
1945: 7th (not sure who else you placed ahead of him)
1950: 10th (you must have accidentally had one other guy ahead of him)

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1942: 3rd (anderson was a D that year)
1945: 7th (not sure who else you placed ahead of him)
1950: 10th (you must have accidentally had one other guy ahead of him)
You're right about Anderson, of course, not sure how I missed that.

In 1945 and 1950 I had him behind someone who was tied in points but played fewer games and scored more goals. In 1945 it was Clapper, in 1950 it was EK of Boston. I think that's the difference in our rankings.

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You're right about Anderson, of course, not sure how I missed that.

In 1945 and 1950 I had him behind someone who was tied in points but played fewer games and scored more goals. In 1945 it was Clapper, in 1950 it was EK of Boston. I think that's the difference in our rankings.
Ahh, I see.

The way I see it, tied for 10th is still 10th. You've gotta play the games to get the points, so don't sell your guy short by putting him behind a guy who had fewer games. I don't think anyone else does. If it still makes you feel greasy, you could put "T-10th" or something like that.

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#8- Sid Smith

 
Position: LW
Height/Weight: 5'10, 173 lbs
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Career Stats: 601 GP, 186 G, 183 A, 369 Pts, 94 PIM
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Awards: 1952 Lady Byng, 1955 Lady Byng, FAST '55, SAST '51, '52
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Top Ten Goals: '51 (4th) '52 (5th) '53 (10th) '54 (7th) '55 (4th)
Top Ten Assists: None
Top Ten Points: '51 (10th) '52 (5th) '55 (8th)

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When Teeder Kennedy retired at the beginning of the 1955-56 season, Smith was elected the team captain, a role he filled with his quiet brand of leadership for one season before Kennedy returned to put the "C" back on his sweater in late 1956.
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Smith was known for his speed and his ability to pick up loose pucks. He was also durable, playing in more than 400 consecutive games... When he retired only three active players had scored more goals Gordie Howe, Maurice (Rocket) Richard and Ted Lindsay.
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Repeatedly, Smythe has airily suggested he would not tolerate a "Lady Bynger" on the Maple Leafs. But in Smith, he has a skillful rebound ace and position player whose clean play has not reduced his effectiveness against opposition wings.

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