I'm starting to wonder whether he's good enough for the top-50 or even the top-60. IMO he shouldn't be close in this round, and depending what candidates come on board in the next 2 rounds he might be in tough. He could go down as THE case of deceptive award counting.
Down south, we make Jack Daniels and Coca-Cola. I just mix 'em up in equal parts.
The unnamed guy you mentioned wouldn't be in my top-100, hell top-150... all things considered.
Now, if we had a top list of ROVERS, including early era greats at that set position plus modern forwards/defensemen who emulated the style, then yeah, he'd get on, as would Bure.
Well we had Coffey in really high as a Rover and some of the oldtimers defensively probably resembled closer to Housley than Lidstrom defensively.
It would be very interesting if we had the same type of information for everyone who ever played how a guy like Housley would then rank or a guy like Harry Cameron who is up this round or Babe Siebert or Bill Gadsby.
We don't but one guy suffers a ton more than the others in this project.
Highest player available for voting : 28 (and 29 was available as well)
Lowest player available for voting : 74. 73 was there as well.
Highest player unavailable for voting : 31. Only 5 guys not available yet from my Top-50. If the next crew is 2/5 Pre NHL, 1/5 pre Krash, 1/5 O6 and 1/5 Soviet Block, I have a shot.New entries? 28, 38, 62, 64 and 73.
That's.... Bouchard's 4th round, right?
A shot at what?
For the beer drinkers, see if you can get Black Boss, a Polish porter with a punch.
I live in Brooklyn now and decided not to go all-out hipster tonight by drinking PBR or Sweet Action. Lots and lots of whiskey instead (which is equal parts hipster and equal parts old man, which I'm okay with)