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08-19-2011, 07:34 PM
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Todd Harvey?

My wife and I were talking about older hockey players from years past and a name that came up with Spark Plug Todd Harvey. One of my FAVORITE Rangers during his tenure here. He came from a trade if I remember correctly from Dallas (No I did not google it) and he had a pretty good season when he got here but than injuries hampered him.

I am unsure about this, but I think he left the rangers to play with another NHL team and might have came back to us again? My memory gets blurred with the amount of players that have come and go through the years on the Rangers.

So does anyone have any information on this guy? What happened to him? Why did he stop playing? I dont think when he stopped playing there was a KHL League made yet so maybe he played for Modo or something.

I would love it if someone can jog my memory on what happened to the little Spark Plug that could.


Thanks.

I LOVED TODD

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08-19-2011, 07:44 PM
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I think he went to San Jose? Not sure. I do remember the first Ranger/Islander game I went to he beat the crap out of someone LOL

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I liked Harvey, but he played way too big for his size and was hurt most of the time.

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Heartbeat Harvey

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Pretty sure concussions did him in.

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Was traded for Dvořák. Three way deal.

Good player, but became brittle.

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08-19-2011, 08:27 PM
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Came over with Bob Errey for Keane and Skrudland, I believe. I liked him when he was here but he had injury problems. Was Graves-Savard-Harvey a line? I don't remember much of the dark ages.

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08-19-2011, 08:30 PM
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The guy was all heart and was a terror to play against. he put up good numbers for a 3rd liner in his first 28 points 73 pims. but it was his total disregard for his body that the fans loved he hit fought and backed up his teammates at all costs. Problem was he was 5 ft 11 and played 6ft 6 .. great teammate to have

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Graves-Savard-Harvey was my favorite line from those late 90s seasons.

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Harvey was a heart and soul player, not the most skilled guy but he loved playing the game. Unfortunatley I only got to see a few season of Harvey and it ended up like this:



This was after 2006, game 7 of the SCF.

I hate it when hard working grinders end it on a bad note.

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I remember a game in Buffalo where one of the Sabres' most annoying players (name escapes me, though he was a Euro-pest like Ruutu) scored an empty netter to seal the Buffalo win. As he skated towards the Sabre bench, Harvey skated over to the guy and shoved his head into the glass and started a little scuffle.

I miss Todd "Heartbeat" Harvey.

EDIT: Found a Time magazine article on Google. It was Vaclav Varada that Harvey went after, and apparently it was because Varada made a comment about Harvey's teammate, some guy named Gretzky (sp?). He said stopping Gretzky wasn't all that difficult, and I guess it pissed off Harvey. Well, besides the fact Varada was a bigtime POS.


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thanks guys. Sad

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I remember a game in Buffalo where one of the Sabres' most annoying players (name escapes me, though he was a Euro-pest like Ruutu) scored an empty netter to seal the Buffalo win. As he skated towards the Sabre bench, Harvey skated over to the guy and shoved his head into the glass and started a little scuffle.

I miss Todd "Heartbeat" Harvey.

EDIT: Found a Time magazine article on Google. It was Vaclav Varada that Harvey went after, and apparently it was because Varada made a comment about Harvey's teammate, some guy named Gretzky (sp?). He said stopping Gretzky wasn't all that difficult, and I guess it pissed off Harvey. Well, besides the fact Varada was a bigtime POS.
Hahah, Vaclav Varada, what a joke he was. The funny thing is him going around acting like he's some sort of Selke Caliber forward. Yeah, that's why he's still in the NHL, right?. The only time Vaclav Varada should mention his name with Gretzky's is when he's looking at the back of a Gretzky trading card.

Edit: Here's a stat for you. Vaclav Varada scored 186 points for his career in the NHL. Gretzky scored over 186 points in A SEASON... 5 TIMES IN A ROW.

To think a guy that I used to hate that I totally forgot about, some impact he had alright.

Shouldn't throw stones when you live in a glass house, Vaclav.


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I remember a game in Buffalo where one of the Sabres' most annoying players (name escapes me, though he was a Euro-pest like Ruutu) scored an empty netter to seal the Buffalo win. As he skated towards the Sabre bench, Harvey skated over to the guy and shoved his head into the glass and started a little scuffle.

I miss Todd "Heartbeat" Harvey.

EDIT: Found a Time magazine article on Google. It was Vaclav Varada that Harvey went after, and apparently it was because Varada made a comment about Harvey's teammate, some guy named Gretzky (sp?). He said stopping Gretzky wasn't all that difficult, and I guess it pissed off Harvey. Well, besides the fact Varada was a bigtime POS.
I don't think Varada was that bad of a player at all. He was better than Todd Harvey in my opinion


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Todd Harvey, man those were the days. He scored 14 goals in his Rangers tenure, but he seemed like a 30 goal man looking back because every goal he scored was a big one.

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Vaclav Verada. I hated that poser.

I owe Vadim Verbata an appology for all the years of hate I've had for him. Wrong guy, but close.

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Man, Vaclav Varada, he always reminded me of Viggo from Ghostbusters 2 and hence really creeped me out.


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One of my favorite players from back in the day. Looking back, it's amazing how short his stay in NY was, but he left a big mark in my memory.

One thing I remember is listening to the radio and hearing that he and Sundstrom were dealt for Ziggy Palffy. I remember being somewhat bummed since I was such a big fan of his. For whatever reason, the trade obviously didn't happen. What a steal that would have been in retrospect.

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One of my favorite players from back in the day. Looking back, it's amazing how short his stay in NY was, but he left a big mark in my memory.

One thing I remember is listening to the radio and hearing that he and Sundstrom were dealt for Ziggy Palffy. I remember being somewhat bummed since I was such a big fan of his. For whatever reason, the trade obviously didn't happen. What a steal that would have been in retrospect.
Still remember that. It was announced at the end of sportscenter. For whatever reason, the trade didn't go through.

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LOVED Todd Harvey. I remember one article (in either the News or the Post) referred to him simply as a "Wrecking Ball".

Wrecking Ball Todd Harvey. Thought it very appropriate.

He, along with Matt Barnaby were my favorite players from the dark era (97-04), a time I am so glad is behind us!!

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In February 2007, Harvey joined the Dundas Real McCoys - he only played 1 game with them & scored a goal

http://hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/pdisplay.php?pid=2186

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Todd_Harvey

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In February 2007, Harvey joined the Dundas Real McCoys - he only played 1 game with them & scored a goal

http://hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/pdisplay.php?pid=2186

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Todd_Harvey

i wonder if he would still be in the league if he was healthy to play.. he is only 36 years old.



remember this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LgyBAhtW-ew

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I liked Harvey, but he played way too big for his size and was hurt most of the time.
Heartbeat Harvey! He was a good player. Very similar in size and style to Callahan.

Hopefully, Callahan will not break down like Harvey did.

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guy was the only one besides leetch who busted his tail here during those years. i had fun watching him play and enjoyed him.

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I am sorry for his career ending short, but I never liked the guy. He was projected to be top 6 player and ended up what he was - a good grinder, no more. I thought we got him only because Smith had him taken under his nose at the draft. Anyway, Dvorak was a much better player for us. I have no sentimental attachment to the time when Hockey Was Different Here. The sooner we forget that time time, the better.

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