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01-06-2012, 01:43 AM
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Richard Zednik -

scored 31 goals in 02-03 , two 50 pts seasons and two 44 pts seasons.

26 , 22 , 19 , 19 goals seasons.

Slowed down after receiving a tremendous hit by Kyle Mclaren and was never the same afterward.

Also got cutt in the throat in one of the most horrifying injury in NHL history by his teammate's Olli Jokinen's skate

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He also played on the worst team of all-time ( or very very close to it ) Come on , he wasn't THAT bad.
He was drafted following ottawa's very worst season. There were a few more bad ones but not much worse than what some other players endured. And adjusted +/- is in relation to the team - so, as bad as the team's goal differential was, his was often the worst on it.

Name one forward who was more one-dimensional. Softer, more careless, worse defensively.

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Richard Zednik -

scored 31 goals in 02-03 , two 50 pts seasons and two 44 pts seasons.

26 , 22 , 19 , 19 goals seasons.

Slowed down after receiving a tremendous hit by Kyle Mclaren and was never the same afterward.

Also got cutt in the throat in one of the most horrifying injury in NHL history by his teammate's Olli Jokinen's skate
You make it sound like kt was a good hit.... it was vicious and dirty.

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After I honored Laraque in the single-A draft , let's honor some goons once again because it's a unique role on a hockey club and we need them , they played 1020 and 1025 games respectively:

Tie Domi and Donald Brashear

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You make it sound like kt was a good hit.... it was vicious and dirty.
Yeah my choice of word was poor at best , classic example of using my 2nd language for all of this.When I said tremendous I was talking about the force of the hit more than anything else.It was disgusting and I was watching live as Zednik was with the habs.

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He was drafted following ottawa's very worst season. There were a few more bad ones but not much worse than what some other players endured. And adjusted +/- is in relation to the team - so, as bad as the team's goal differential was, his was often the worst on it.

Name one forward who was more one-dimensional. Softer, more careless, worse defensively.
Don't force me to introduce Pat Falloon with 59 , 53 and 51 pts seasons ladies and gentlemen


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Braydon Coburn D maintained 21 minutes per game or higher for 5 years on a strong Philadelphia squad , with playoff ice-time getting up accordingly on decent runs.

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So you've heard? I'm impressed! References to them are very hard to find on google and yahoo. I had to use a couple of underground search engines to piece his story together.
Yep. Also his teammates Erba Seht and Ainami Nobmaz, but he was clearly the star of the team.

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Herb Clark



6th in NHA Scoring, 1910

VanI mentioned him to me during the AA draft, but we couldn't come up with any solid info online other than he was Cobalt's captain

Fran Huck



Member of the IIHF Hall of Fame
1966 and 1968 World Championship All-Star
54 Pts in 94 NHL Games, 194 Pts in 228 WHA Games

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Centre Fran Huck was a talented offensive player who skated briefly with the Montreal Canadiens and St. Louis Blues in the 60s and 70s. He was better known as an international player for Canada and a reliable goal scorer in the WHA. . In 1965-66, Huck committed to the Canadian National Team and helped his country win bronze at the World Championships in 1966 and 1967 and the 1968 Grenoble Olympics. He also participated on the team when it finished a disappointing fourth at the 1969 World tourney. Following the 1966 World Championships, Huck was placed on the tournament all-star team.

he Montreal Canadiens prospect made his NHL debut late in the 1969-70 season. He played a few games the next season but was relegated to the AHL until he was sent to the St. Louis Blues, who were not as deep at forward. Huck registered 15 points in 29 games for his new club and was one of the best players when they lost in the quarterfinals to the Minnesota North Stars.

Huck played the entire 1971-72 season with the Denver Spurs of the WHL. After recording 91 points in 72 games, he was presented the Leader Cup as league MVP and placed on the second all-star team. The tricky veteran rejoined the Blues the next year and scored 16 goals while playing well without the puck. Prior to the 1973-74 season, Huck signed with the Winnipeg Jets of the WHA and scored 26 goals. He then played two years with the Minnesota Fighting Saints before returning to the Jets. During his last two pro seasons, Huck battled injuries and only made it into 17 games before retiring early in 1977-78.
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"He wanted to go to school so he picked the national team over the NHL,'' said Isaac.

Huck devoted time to his studies while playing with the Pats. He also wanted to study law and playing with the national team afforded him the best opportunity. Huck was protected by the Montreal Canadiens before deciding to join the national team.

"I thought if I could go to school and play against some of the best players in the world, it was the best thing for me,'' Huck said. "At the time, there were a minority who considered the Europeans good hockey players. I found out in my first year that they were outstanding. I remember that they wouldn't give you the puck. You had to chase them all around. It was a revelation and precursor to the 1972 series when we learned they are good.''

Huck won bronze medals at the 1966 and 1967 world championships.

"I had my moments at all three areas but I put more passion into the national-team program than any other,'' Huck said. "I did play in Stanley Cup semifinals but there seemed to be more intensity and more passion playing in the Olympics and the world championships at the international level.''

Len Lunde



122 Pts in 321 NHL Games

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The steady pivot scored 14 goals as a rookie and was a solid regular through the end of the 1960-61 season. After helping the Wings reach the final in 1961, Lunde spent more time in the minors than the NHL the next season. In June 1962 he was traded to the Chicago Black Hawks and scored 28 points playing on a checking line with Eric Nesterenko and Ron Murphy.
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Gerd Truntschka



1987 World Championship All-Star Team
25 Pts in 26 Olympic Games
21 G, 41 A, 62 Pts in 78 WC Games

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Member of the German Ice Hockey Hall of Fame. ... Played on lines with Dieter Hegen for Cologne and Dusseldorf (West Germany/Germany) as well as Munich from 1986-87 season through 1995-96 season ... Member of the German hockey Hall of Fame.

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Brownie Baker


20 Pts in 19 GP in the NHA - 1915

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Jackie McLeod



1962 World Championship All-Star
Member of the IIHF Hall of Fame
37 Pts in 106 NHL Games
24 G, 21 P, 45 GP in 28 WC Games

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At the age of 18, McLeod became a professional. He joined the New York Rangers and stayed with them for five seasons, although except for 1950-51, he played more frequently for the Saskatoon Quakers than he did the Rangers. At the end of the fifth season, he moved over to the Western Hockey League to join the Quakers. During that time, he was a regular member of the WHL All-Star Team.

The New York Rangers traded McLeod to Vancouver with cash for Bill Ezinicki in 1955. He was claimed by the Rangers after a stint with the Vancouver Canucks, then of the WHL, in an Inter-League Draft in 1958, and then traded again to Victoria by Calgary (again in the WHL) for cash in 1960.

In 1961, he was a key member of the Trail (British Columbia) Smoke Eaters?a team that played in one exhibition season in 1960-61 but won the World Championship, the last Canadians to do so for more than 35 years. With 10 goals and four assists, McLeod was the team's leading scorer and was named to the tournament All-Star Team.

The following year, McLeod again competed in the Worlds, this time as a member of the Moose Jaw (Saskatchewan) Canucks. He scored 11 goals and registered eight assists in that tournament, and in the next edition of the World Championship, playing with the Saskatoon Quakers, McLeod registered five goals and eight assists in only seven games.
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Larry Regan



1957 Calder Trophy
41 G, 95 A, 136 Pts in 280 GP

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"Larry was a fierce competitor both as a player and a general manager. His focus was always making the Kings competitive and successful," remembered long time Kings broadcaster Bob Miller.
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Regan's flight to the NHL, however, looked more like a long, slow climb up a steep cliff. From the time he laced up for the Ottawa Junior Senators in 1946, it took him ten seasons of toil with the Toronto Marlies, Ottawa Senators, Shawinigan Cataracts, Quebec Aces, and Pembroke Lumber Kings before the Boston Bruins finally picked him up.

At age 27, Regan entered the big leagues as a seasoned pro who turned on his stickhandling and playmaking prowess to become one of the oldest winners ever of the Calder Trophy as the NHL's top rookie.
Leon Rochefort


Played in 1968 All-Star Game
1966 and 1971 Stanley Cup Champion
121 G, 147 A, 268 Pts in 617 NHL Games

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However, he was called up to the team for the 1966 playoffs and appeared in 4 games, recording a goal and an assist, as Montreal won the Stanley Cup. He would build on that success the following year, spending most of the 1966–67 season in Montreal, notching 9 goals and 7 assists in 27 games.

Rochefort was claimed by the Philadelphia Flyers in the 1967 NHL Expansion Draft, and in Philadelphia was finally able to establish himself as a full-time NHL player. He would have his finest NHL season in 1967–68, leading the Flyers with 21 goals and finishing 3rd in overall scoring with 42 points. He would have another solid year in 1968–69, finishing 5th on Philadelphia with 35 points, but was dealt to the Los Angeles Kings at the conclusion of the season in a deal for enforcer Reggie Fleming. He spent a single season in Los Angeles, and led the team in assists although the team struggled to a last-place finish.

For the 1970–71 season, Rochefort was re-acquired by the Canadiens. He finished the year with just 5 goals and was briefly dispatched to the AHL, but appeared in 10 playoff games as Montreal again won the Stanley Cup. Following the season, he was dealt to the Detroit Red Wings, where he had a bounce-back year to finish with 17 goals and 28 points. Early in the 1972–73 season, he was dealt again, this time to the expansion Atlanta Flames where he would be a stabilizing influence in the team's first two NHL seasons.

Prior to the 1974–75 season, Rochefort was sold to the Vancouver Canucks, who would be his seventh NHL team. At the age of 35, he turned in one of the best seasons of his career, notching 18 goals - good for 5th on the team - and 29 points, and was a valuable veteran influence on a Canuck team which would win their division for the first time in their history.

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Milan Chalupa


Member of Czech Hall of Fame
16 pts in 63 WC Games
4 pts in 13 Canada Cup games
7 pts in 18 Olympic Games

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Defenseman Milan Chalupa was Detroit's third-round pick, 49th overall in the 1984 NHL Entry Draft. Chalupa was a teen star in his native Czech Republic and joined the elite Jiskra Havlickuv junior team at the age of just 13 in 1966. He remained with the club for six years, developing into a strong defensive star. Throughout the mid 1970s and early 1980s Chalupa played for Dukla Jihlava for eleven years. He was also a member of the 1976 and 1980 Czech Olympic teams and participated in seven games for the national team in the 1976 and 1981 Canada Cup tournaments.

Chalupa played his entire 14-game NHL career in a Red Wings uniform in 1984-85, scoring five assists

Jere Karalahti




1998 and 1999 World Championship All-Star
13 G, 13 A in 26 WC Games

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When the Los Angeles Kings drafted defenseman Jere Karalahti in 1993 his hard-hitting style and heavy, accurate shot soon earned him the reputation as the best defenseman not playing in the National Hockey League. However seven seasons came and went and Karalahti was still playing in the Finnish Elite League instead of the NHL.

His rookie pro season in North America included ten games in the minors with the rest of his time spent in the Kings line up. Karalahti's booming slap shot and fierce, open ice hits made him quite noticeable to fans and observers, but coach Andy Murray wanted more discipline from the blue liner. Karalahti tried to adapt to his coach's wishes that season and during the next one, but he had difficulty changing his style of play and soon the highly touted defenseman found himself a healthy scratch for the Kings.
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A large and physical defenseman who uses his size well. A good checker and useful in front of his own goal. A defensive player whose career has been shadowed by personal issues.
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In a January 21, 2002 interview with Sports Illustrated Karalahti detailed his history of drug use, which included an arrest in 1996 for possession of various quantities of marijuana, amphetamines and heroin that resulted in a brief suspension by the SM-liiga. He told the magazine that he had been drug-free for five years. Nevertheless, on August 16 of that year, the NHL suspended him for six months for his third violation of the league's substance abuse policy. However, this time the violation involved alcohol, not drugs. Following the suspension, Karalahti returned to Finland. His NHL suspension resulted in him being unable to compete in the 2004 World Cup of Hockey.

For the 2007–08 season, Karalahti signed a contract with Oulu Kärpät, the then SM-liiga champion. This was his first time playing for any other Finnish team than his 'home team', Helsinki IFK. It was speculated that he would attempt a comeback in the NHL, and with this in mind had set a very strict contract with Kärpät that allowed no drug abuse and included regular check-ups with the team doctor.

On November 6, 2007, the Finnish police came to an Oulun Kärpät practice session and took Jere Karalahti away for questioning. He was later transferred to Espoo where he was heard about his further involvement in a drug-ring. The Espoo district court arrested him for suspicion of a gross drug felony.

On December 12, 2007, he was released from his contract with Kärpät.

On January 29, 2008, he was charged with smuggling 9 lbs (4.09 kg) of amphetamines into Finland. He also allegedly provided euro 20,000 ($29,000 USD) for smuggling operations, the prosecutor said. He has denied all charges. The drug ring is suspected of smuggling about 20 kilograms of amphetamines and hundreds of grams of cocaine from Estonia to Finland last year. The charges carried a maximum penalty of up to six years in prison. Karalahti was convicted and given a 20-month suspended sentence. Both Karalahti and the prosecution say they will appeal.

On March 20, 2008, in Espoo District Court, Jere Karalahti was put on probation for 20 months and also fined €10000.
Marshall Johnston



Member of the IIHF Hall of Fame
1971 AHL Best Defencemen

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Johnston began his journey to the big leagues at the University of Denver in 1959 where he won a National championship and upon his graduation he joined Team Canada in time for the 1964 Winter Olympic Games. His five years with the National Team included two World Championship appearances as well as a second trip to the Olympics in 1968.

By 1968, Johnston was a veteran of Team Canada and he was named captain of the team. The Canadians faired well at the games and Johnston's solid defensive play helped lead the team to a Bronze medal victory.

After the Olympics Johnston made the leap to the National Hockey League when he joined the expansion Minnesota North Stars late in the 1967-68 campaign. But despite his international experience, he couldn't secure a regular spot on the North Stars blue line and after appearing in just 49 games for Minnesota over four seasons his career required a change of scenery. His final year in the North Star organization, 1970-71, was a very successful one for Johnston, even if he did spent just one game in the NHL. In the minors that year he scored 56 points in 69 games and captured the Eddie Shore Award as the American Hockey League's outstanding defenseman.

Despite his performance with their farm club, the North Stars traded Johnston to the Montreal Canadiens in the summer of 1971, but he did not remain with the club very long. Before he could head to camp with his new club, he was on the move again when the Canadiens shipped him to California Golden Seals in exchange for cash.

With the struggling Seals, Johnson was able to win a full-time job for the first time in his NHL career. He spent the next three years patrolling the blue line for California, and enjoyed solid offensive production in 1972-73 when he scored 10 goals and 30 points for the Seals.

Darryl Maggs




1977 WHA 1st Team All-Star
33 Pts in 135 NHL GP
228 Pts in 402 NHL GP

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Drafted by the Chicago Black Hawks in 1969 after an all-star junior career in Calgary, Daryl Maggs decided to play hockey while attending university before he attempted to crack the Black Hawks lineup.

The experiment lasted a single year, and the Hawks called on Maggs to join their AHL affiliate in Dallas for the 1970-71 season. A rugged defenseman, Maggs ended up scoring 14 goals from the blueline in Dallas, so when he entered the Black Hawks camp in the fall of 1971, Chicago put him up on right wing to take advantage of his size, checking ability, but also his soft hands.

Maggs played a season and a half in Chicago before being traded to the California Golden Seals for Dick Redmond and Bobby Sheehan on December 5, 1972. He completed the season with the Seals, but jumped to the WHA the next season. Maggs played six seasons with the WHA, and was a first team all-star with the Indianapolis Racers in 1976-77.
Marc Reaume



51 Pts in 344 Pts
1963 AHL Best Defenceman

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Eventually, as the Leafs entered a rebuilding phase, Reaume found a role for himself as a stay-at-home journeyman defender for parts of six seasons at the Gardens. But when Red Kelly hit the trading block with Reaume as the asking price, it was impossible for the Leafs to refuse such a Red Wings godsend.

In the Motor City, Reaume was plagued with injuries that undermined his relationship with the club. After only 49 games as a Wings defenceman, he was dispatched to the AHL where he settled in for the long haul as a league standout.

In 1963, while with the Hershey Bears, he was voted a First-Team All-Star and won the Eddie Shore Award as the AHL's top defender. As he reflected on his professional experiences, Reaume noted that he considered himself to be a class A minor-league player but only a fringe skater at the NHL level where he felt he lacked confidence in himself.

Nonetheless, over the years he won the odd return to NHL life, joining the Canadiens for three games in 1964 and the Canucks for 27 in 1970-71. Otherwise, his home was with the Tulsa Oilers, Vancouver Canucks of the WHL, and the Rochester Americans of the AHL.

Reaume's lengthy career came to an abrupt end, however, shortly after making his transition from the Canucks to Rochester. For reasons unknown, his car left the road and hit a tree while en route to join the Americans for a game. His injuries were life threatening and forced his immediate retirement from hockey.
Dave Ritchie



I'm not sure he's actually a defender...

7th in NHA Scoring, 1917
Played for every NHL Team between 1917 and 1920
Scored the first goal in NHL history

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In 1917-18, he joined the Montreal Wanderers of the NHL. The move marked the beginning of a four-year run with the league that saw him sport a number of different sweaters. He appeared in only four matches as a Wanderer before joining the Ottawa Senators to complete the season. His first campaign was offensively auspicious as he corralled 17 points in 17 games.

From 1918 to 1921, Ritchie put in short stints with the Toronto Arenas, Quebec Bulldogs (then of the NHL), and Montreal Canadiens. He then retired as a player for three seasons to work as a referee.

It wasn't until 1924 that he rejoined the Habs for a handful of games spread over the two seasons that followed. He then retired from hockey in 1925-26.


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Paul Bibeault




1944 2nd Team All Star

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Goalie Paul Bibeault played over 200 games for four different clubs during the 1940s. He was a consistent and durable competitor whose solid work often came as an emergency fill in for established star who was called to military service.

After serving briefly in the army, Bibeault was discharged and joined the Toronto Maple Leafs on loan for the last half of the 1943-44 season. In so doing he became the third goalie after George Hainsworth and Lorne Chabot to play for both the Maple Leafs and the Canadiens. Bibeault excelled for the Blue and White with five shutouts and earned selection to the NHL second all-star team. He next played for the Boston Bruins who lost star netminder Frank Brimsek to military service.
Michel Dion



1976 WHA Ben Hatskin Trophy for Best Goaltender
Played in 1982 All-Star Game

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Netminder Michel Dion spent six years in the NHL during the 70s and 80s. He was also well known as a top player in the WHA in a fairly successful pro career.

Born in Granby, Quebec, Dion played junior with the Montreal Canadiens. After playing his first two pro seasons with the NAHL's Mohawk Valley Comets, he joined the WHA's Indianapolis Racers in the second half of the 1975-76 season. His play in the last 31 games of the season earned Dion the Ben Haskin Trophy as the league's top netminders.

After playing two years with the Cincinnati Stingers, Dion was claimed by the Quebec Nordiques in the Dispersal Draft following the WHA/NHL merger in 1979. Dion excelled in 50 games for the Nords and kept them in many games late in the season when they were decimated by injuries.

Dion was traded to the Winnipeg Jets for cash in 1980-81 after Quebec picked up Daniel Bouchard. In June, 1981, he signed as a free agent with the Pittsburgh Penguins and enjoyed his best NHL season. Dion recorded 25 wins for the Pens in 1981-82 and was chosen to play in the NHL all-star game. He also starred in the opening round of the playoffs when Pittsburgh nearly upset the defending Stanley Cup champion New York Islanders. Dion was solid over the next two years but only played ten games in 1984-85.
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fter playing in the low minor leagues, he was called up for the second half of the WHA season with Indianapolis in 1975-76. Despite playing in just 31 games he was named as the Bill Hatskin trophy winner as the league's top goalie.

Two years later he was stopping pucks in Cincinnati as a free agent signee, and two years after that the WHA and it's four remaining teams - Edmonton, Hartford, Quebec and Winnipeg - would join the National Hockey League.

Never drafted by a NHL team, it was the Nordiques who landed Dion in the special dispersal draft. He would play valiantly for about a season and a half, but perhaps his most memorable game in Quebec was his last. On Dec. 10, 1980, he skated off the ice after allowing four goals to the Boston Bruins in less than half the game. He threw his gloves, mask and stick over the boards, and quit. The Nordiques suspended him and, eight days later, put him on waivers.

He was sold off to Winnipeg for next to nothing, but he found his way to Pittsburgh in time for the 1981-82 season. He would play at-times spectacular goal for the almost always awful Penguins. In his first season he won 25 games and played in the NHL All Star Game. That spring he led the Penguins to a very memorable near-upset playoff series victory over the three time defending Stanley Cup champion New York Islanders.

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I originally had him listed as a RW, but he's a LW. I like this player better than Danny Cox:

Gerry Lowrey


3rd in Assists 1929
48 G, 48 A, 96 Pts in 211 GP

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Left-winger Gerry Lowery was a decent two-way performer on five different teams in the 1920s and '30s. He was also an accomplished player in the minors and several senior leagues. Lowery made his NHL debut with the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1927-28. He began the next year with the Leafs before joining the Pittsburgh Pirates. In 1929-30, he scored 16 goals for the weak Pirates while playing on a line with Harold Darragh and Hib Milks. He remained with the franchise when it relocated to Philadelphia and managed to get worse in 1930-31. Lowery was a decent role player for the Chicago Black Hawks the next season then played his last seven NHL games with the Ottawa Senators in 1932-33.


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Jere Karalahti




1998 and 1999 World Championship All-Star
13 G, 13 A in 26 WC Games
Wow! Talk about going down memory lane! I recall being so big on this guy, having seen both of those world championships and lovin' his game. he would be such a good B-Draft candidate: huge question mark what-if regarding off ice issues, but man, the only other worlds dman I was ever bigger on was Kronwall. I almost (almost) started watching the Kings because of him (I haven't seen more than 15-20 games ever for that franchise, it's never my first, second or, well, any choice. I did tune in to see if Red Wings killer ex-Av Deadmarsh would weave more magic in that playoffs series a decade ago and indeed, he did! My timing to suddenly watch a couple of Kings games really paid off).

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LW George Allen

Rugged winger also dropped back to defense on occasion.

82 goals 115 assists 197 points in 339 GP
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The Chicago defense strengthened by the return of Johnny Mariucci from the United States coast guard service, will be drawn from Mariucci, George Allen, Eddie Wares, Joe Coopers, and Reg Hamilton.
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As in most of their recent games, it was Canadiens' fast-stepping trio of Billy Reay, xxx, and George Allen that carried the mail for the Montrealers. Allen and Reay collected the Canuck markers.
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...and Left-wingers Doug Bentley, xxx, and George Allen. Those men played the kind of fast, aggressive hockey that made Chicago one of the league's "gold mines" last year, when 288,315 customers gave Chicago second place...
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C Rolf Edberg

103 points in 184 NHL GP
30 points in 26 WC GP
Winner of Goldpucken in 77-78
x1 WC Silver
x1 WC Bronze
x1 Selke vote in 78-79

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Rolf :The Rat" Edberg came to the NHL with terrific credentials. He was a standout with AIK Solna 8 years in the Swedish Elite League. He also starred in two World Championships.

After being named as the best player in all of Sweden following the 1977-78 season, the Washington Capitals won the Rolf Edberg free agent sweepstakes.

Edberg's first season was good, though not great. He chipped in 14 goals and 41 points and was solid in his own zone. He also played extremely cleanly, picking up just 3 minor penalties.

In 1979-80 Rolf took a positive step forward, upping his numbers up to 23 goals and 46 points. But in 1980-81, Rolf had a season he'd like to forget.

It started out with Rolf being demoted to almost nothing but penalty killing duty. Then he severely hurt his back. Upon his return he was placed on a top line with Bengt Gustafsson and Dennis Ververgaert. The line clicked immediately, but the excitement was short lived. Edberg suffered his second serious injury of the season - a broken jaw courtesy of Phil Russell.

Edberg's contract ran out at the completion of the 1980-81 season, and he apparantly had had enough. Edberg returned to Sweden where he finished his career.
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"The rat" called for Hammarby Soccer Lars 'rat' Boman, who came from Blackburn Rovers to AIK, where he blossomed into one of AIK's largest ice hockey player of all time. Also had offers from Djurgarden when he left Hammarby in 1970 but chose games the AIK.
Moved over to the NHL in 1978 playing in Washingston Capital with Djurgården hill Leif Svensson . Returned home to Stockholm AIK after three seasons. Became Swedish champion with AIK the very first season after returning home. Accounted for a very impressive season when the gold played home and came second in the team's internal points behind Mats Ulander .
Completed hockey player with a couple of seasons in Hammarby.

Extremely technical and smart player and great hero at the World Championships 1977 in Vienna, where the Three Crowns, a little surprisingly won Siver after including "The Rat" made ​​a classic 5-1 mav behind Soviet goaltender Tretiak from no angle at all. A goal that vävades numerous times in Sports mirror vignette
RW Frank Carson

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42 goals 48 assists 90 points in 248 GP
x1 RW 2nd AST vote in 32-33
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He played parts of three seasons in Montreal, never really catching on. His highlight there would have been in the spring of 1926. Still a NHL rookie, he helped the Maroons capture the Stanley Cup.

He briefly returned to senior hockey in Windsor, Ontario before giving the NHL another try in 1930-31. The 5'7" 165lb right winger noted for his defensive play participated a full 44 games with the New York Americans that year.

The Amerks would trade Carson to Detroit in 1931. Carson enjoyed three seasons with the Wings, taking them to Stanley Cup finals in the spring of 1934. He would retire from pro hockey following that unsuccessful Cup run

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that makes 4 guys from my upcoming team who have been mentioned here.

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Pictures, stats and descriptions. Pretty decent mini-bios.

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D Fred Barrett

148 points in 745 GP
TOI ranks: 1,1,2,4,4,4,4,5,5,6,6,6
1 Norris vote in '80
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Barrett was an aggressive, energetic player who threw his weight around, but according to him, every injury was the result of a freak occurrence. He could be hit hard by pucks and elbows and sticks and be fine, then a tap, seemingly innocuous, and his season was over. He healed quickly, as he did when he cracked a bone in his ankle in 1974-75. He was supposed to be back playing in two months; he was in the North Stars lineup in three weeks.

D Jack Brownschidle

TOI ranks: 1,2,2,2,3,3,4
201 points in 494 GP
1 AST vote in '81

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Defenceman Jack Brownschidle was a solid playmaker who aided his team's transition game and power play. His puck handling efficiency and mobility served him well in a career that spanned nine seasons.

Born in Buffalo, New York, Brownschidle played four years of college hockey at Notre Dame where he made the WCHA first all-star team in 1976 and 1977. He also skated briefly with the U.S. national team and represented his country at the 1975 World Championships.

Drafted 99th overall by the St. Louis Blues in 1975, the talented blueliner was solid in 40 games as a rookie in 1977-78. Beginning in 1978-79, he was a key member of the Blues' defence corps and reached double figures in goals twice. In 1980-81, Brownschidle's stellar play helped the Blues finish second in the NHL's overall standings with 107 points. Much of his time was spent quarterbacking the power play while providing solid defensive zone coverage.

Late in the 1983-84 season, the Blues opted to make changes and placed Brownschidle on waivers. He was claimed by the Hartford Whalers and was a part-time player there until 1985-86. Brownschidle announced his retirement in 1987 after playing a year in the AHL with the Rochester Americans.

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I'm gonna try to roll out a full squad but I've been pretty indecisive up till now. I haven't really looked at goalies yet either so that could hold things up as well.

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Maxime Talbot, the 7-season NHL pro, was third in team goals, second in even strength markers with 8, in the Penguins 2009 Stanley Cup championship postseason. He has been a multiple shorthanded goal threat in five different NHL seasons. The two-time Quebec juniors playoff MVP, two-time Memorial Cup finalist, has carved out a pretty decent career in the NHL as a Bottom-6 impact role player.



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Is an outstanding energy forward and penalty-killer. Plays with tremendous passion and displays sound leadership ability. Also plays bigger than he is. Can play all three forward positions and can score in the clutch.
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He has scored several clutch goals for the Pittsburgh franchise:
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In Game 3 of the 2008 Eastern Conference Quarterfinals, Talbot scored a backhand goal against Ottawa Senators goaltender Martin Gerber less than five minutes after the Senators had taken the lead in that game. In the Conference Finals against the Philadelphia Flyers, Talbot scored the game-winning goal in the third period of Game 2. He did this in his first game back from a broken foot that had sidelined him for the previous four playoff games. In Game 5 of the 2008 Stanley Cup Finals against the Detroit Red Wings, he scored the tying goal with 35 seconds remaining, allowing the Penguins to score in triple overtime to force a Game 6.

The Penguins returned to the Stanley Cup Finals for the second consecutive year against Detroit. Talbot scored both of the Penguins' goals in the seventh and deciding game of the series to capture the franchise's third Stanley Cup.
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Carey Price, the two-time NHL all-star game participant (2009, 2011), has led the Canadiens to four consecutive postseasons, including a Conference Finals run in 2008. He led the NHL in wins one season and twice was top-7 in save percentage. He is the only goaltender in hockey history to be named CHL Goaltender of the Year, World Junior Championship's tournament MVP and AHL playoff MVP all in the same year. He went on to be NHL all-rookie and world juniors tourney gold medalist, joining Toews and Letang as tourney all stars. The guy has been money at all levels of competition and his nearly 5-year pro career will not be forgotten. He has demonstrated the talent and some peak, though limited career and highest level playoff success.



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Is technically strong and always plays in control. Has a huge frame and covers a ton of net. Rarely appears rattled in the cage. Reads the play and follows the puck exceptionally well.
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C Mika Nieminen

416 pts in 419 SM-liiga GP
141 pts in 118 SEL GP
21 pts in 23 OG GP
44 pts in 54 WC GP
2 points in 4 W-Cup GP

Member of Finnish HHOF
All-Star Team (SM-liiga 89-90)
Second All-Star Team (SM-liiga 91-92, WC 92)
Most assists (Elitserien 1993/94)
Top Scorer (Elitserien 94-95, Elitserien playoffs 94-95)
Best player of Team Finland (WC 96) [with Virta and Sami Kapanen]
Twice led Finnish national team in scoring ('94 OG and '97WC)
Four other top 3 finishes for national team ('91 WC, '92 OG, '92 WC, '96 WC)
x1 WC Gold
x2 WC Silver

RW Jonas Bergqvist

415 points in 503 SEL GP
7 points in 16 OG GP
41 points in 75 WC GP

x1 SEL All-Star Team
x1 Gold Puck winner
x2 Sweden All-Star Team
x1 OG Gold
x1 OG Bronze
x3 WC Gold
x3 WC Silver
x1 WC Bronze

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One of Sweden's most complete hockey player of all time. Hard work and techniques in the same person. Began his hockey career in Rögle BK but from Leksand IF's then President, Tage Eriksson, he ended up on the high school hockey in Leksand. Were picked up in Leksand a team for the season 1981/82 by coach Lennart Åhlberg .
Also made a brief NHL stint with the Calgary Flames in the NHL. But after continual broken promises by the leadership of the organization chose Jonas to move to Germany to play in the Mannheimer where former Leksand player "Olle" East was the coach.
Has the second highest number of appearances for the Three Crowns for Jörgen Jönsson , 272 pcs.
After the active runway CEO of Leksand IF for seven years. Debuted in the Three Crowns v Norway 84/85 season in a match which Sweden won with the 11-2. Jonas playing in a chain that also contained the Per-Erik Eklund and "Peo" Carlsson .
Was perhaps Tre Kronor key players during the Olympics in Lillehammer, which resulted in a gold for Sweden and Jonas.
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Bergqvist made his professional debut with Tre Kronor in December 1984 in a game against the national team of Norway in which the Swedes trounced the Norwegians 11-2. He scored his first goal for Tre Kronor on December 14, 1984, in a game against the East German nationals on an open air rink in Weisswasser.
In the spring of 1986, Bergqvist was awarded the Gold Puck as Sweden's best hockey player. This was a well deserved award for a player who lived for hockey, always placing the interests of the team above his own. His devotion to the game made Bergqvist one of the most beloved hockey players in his country.
As an attacking forward, Bergqvist was also quite capable of playing defense, something not all forwards are willing to do. On the ice, he was a fierce competitor, ignoring bruises and black eyes. Bergqvist holds the record for playing 272 official games for Tre Kronor and eclipsed the record of his senior Swedish national teammate Thomas Rundqvist (267 games) at the 1998 World Championship in Zurich when, on May 10, Tre Kronor beat Team Canada by a score of 7-1. On that memorable day, his teammates presented Bergqvist with a jersey bearing the number 268, while Bergqvist himself marked the occasion by firing a third goal into the Canadian net.
Among his most memorable goals scored with the nationals, Bergqvist himself singles out the goal that he scored in the finals of the 1991 World Championship against the USSR, when he scored within seconds of coming onto the ice, giving Tre Kronor a 1-0 lead.
Among his achievements, Bergqvist has an Olympic gold medal from the 1994 Lillehammer Games; he played in three Canada Cup tournaments; and he won three World Championship titles?the last in Switzerland in 1998. That victory put Bergqvist and Mats Sundin on a par with the famous Sven "Tumba" Johansson, who for decades was the only Swedish hockey player to become a three-time world champion. In the games he played for the Swedish national team, Bergqvist scored only 69 goals, but coaches were eager to have him play for Tre Kronor because of his competitiveness and his loyalty to team play.
Bergqvist ranks 137th on the list of "Great Men." His record of 272 official games for the national team will likely hold well into the 21st century...
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VI - thoughts on Rednal Sinav?
Huge 'what-if' given level of play for Iceland (couldn't beat Hungary in the B-pool?).

But an interesting read! He's the sort of guy I hoped the B-draft comcept of last year would be about. All things considered he's a take-it-or-leave-it extra skater in a depth draft, a lottery ticket, worth taking a flyer on at some point.

Thanks for that.

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D Kari Eloranta

109 pts in 254 NHL GP
12 pts in 23 OG GP
11 pts in 34 WC GP
x1 SEL MVP Golden Helmet
x1 OG Silver
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Eloranta's played improved dramatically. He played the full 80 games, seeing time on the power play. He responded to the opportunity with 4 goals and 40 assists for a career high 44 points. He chipped in with 1 goal and 4 points in 9 playoff games, too.

Eloranta played 3 more seasons with the Flames, gradually losing ice time to up and coming defensemen like MacInnis and Gary Suter. The Flames began stockpiling the lower ranks of their back line with behemoths, writing Eloranta increasingly out of the picture.

Eloranta returned to Europe where he continued to star in Finland, Sweden, and Switzerland until 1997. He represented Finland in 4 Olympics, 4 World Championships and 1 Canada Cup.

Eloranta was a smooth skater and puck mover. As his NHL statistics suggested, he was more likely to pass than to shoot. In 267 NHL games he score just 13 goals, but had 103 assists for 116 points. He could be rendered neutral by a heavy forechecking team, but I always had a soft spot for an intelligent, puck mover like Kari Eloranta.
D Gert Blome

x1 Gold Puck
x4 SEL All-Star Team
x1 OG Silver
x1 WC Gold
x2 WC Silver
x2 WC Bronze
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Tough tackler who never gave way to clinch the game. Was feared to face the opponent-forwards as well swung away from the blossom(Blome) instead of trying to get past him.

Goes by the nickname "Barney" or "Flower".

Raised in Gavle Club Strömsbro IF but moved through Brynäs to Gävle GIK where he became a Swedish champion in 1957...Moved south to Gothenburg to play in the Norrby IF for the season 1961/62. Even with Norrby IF Blomé became Swedish Champion, 1965, together with good friends from Tre Kronor guldlag 1962 Ronald "Sura-Pelle" Pettersson and Lars-Eric Lundvall . The same year he received Golden Puck as a proof that he was Sweden's best player this season.

World Champion in 1962 in Denver, Colorado. But his debut in the Three Crowns in 1956 in Glasgow, Scotland v Paisley Pirates. His first major international tournament with Three Crowns Blomé played at the Olympics in Squaw Valley 1960th He played six of their seven matches and accounted for two goals as Sweden beat Japan 19-0. Went to the Olympics as a reserve back but then "Lasse" Bjorn was seriously injured against Canada in the first match, got Blomé step in and take his place.


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6 names from me to make a contribution to the thread:

Right Winger Greg Paslawski:



Some stats on Paslawski:

-372 points in 650 games
- 5 20 Goal Seasons
- 1 Top 10 Season in Game Winning Goals

For more on Paslawski click the following link:

http://www.legendsofhockey.net/Legen...p?player=11255

Goalie Greg Millen:



Some stats on Millen:

- 4 20 Win Seasons
- 61st All Time in Career Wins with 215
- 1988-1989 league leader in shutouts with 6

For more on Millen click the following link:

http://www.legendsofhockey.net/Legen...p?player=18343

Goalie Pekka Rinne:



Some stats on Rinne:

- Career Record of 115-65-22
- 2nd Team All Star in 2010-2011
- 23 Career Shutouts in just 4 seasons

For more on Rinne click the following link:

http://www.legendsofhockey.net/Legen...p?player=21516

A name MadArcand mentioned to me back in the 2010 MLD:

Centre Bob Bassen



Not known for putting up big numbers Bassen was still known for being an effective role player over a 15 year NHL career.

For more on Bassen click the following link:

http://www.legendsofhockey.net/Legen...p?player=10071

Head Coach Tom Renney



- Led Kamloops Blazers to 1991 Memorial Cup as their coach
- 3 40 Win Regular Seasons
- 244 Career NHL Wins

Defenseman Greg Hawgood:



Some stats on Hawgood:

- 224 points in 474 games
- 4 30 point seasons
- 25 Career Power Play Goals

For more on Hawgood click the following link:

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