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04-26-2013, 09:48 PM
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How about the best Sydney and the best Evgeni ?
Sid Abel and Evgeni Nabokov thank you for your appreciation of their careers.

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Sid Abel and Evgeni Nabokov thank you for your appreciation of their careers.
Ya, but thats Sidney with an 'i' not a 'y' euz... disqualified. And did you know Sid had a son Gerry who also played in the NHL along with a Grandson, Brent Johnson (goalie, several teams, not sure where he's at right now) who's father & Sids Son-In-Law was NHL goalie Bob Johnson?

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Have anyone tried the Pavels,
No reason to not merge them with the Pauls.

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Tony Esposito is by far the best Tony to ever play the game.

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Bill Barber - Bill Cowley - Bill Cook
Bill Lesuk - Billy Burch - Bill Mosienko
Bill Touhey - Bill Clement - Billy Guerin
Billy Dea - Bil Delargo - Bill Flett
[spares] - Bill Goldsworthy(RW) - Billy Reay(C) - Bill Fairbairn(RW) - Billy Harris(RW) - Bill Hicke(RW) - Bill Ezinicki(RW) -Bill Hogaboam(C) - Bill Lindsay(RW) - Bill Carson(C) - Bill Sutherland(C) - Billy Taylor(C)

Bill Gadsby - Bill Quackenbush
Bill Hajt - Bill White
Bill Houlder - Billy Coutu
Bill Juzda
[spare] - Bill Barilko

Billy Smith
Bill Durnan
Bill Ranford

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Doug Bentley - Doug Gilmour - Doug Sulliman
Doug Mohns - Doug Weight - Doug Brown
Doug Smail - Doug Jarvis - Doug Volmar
Doug Evans - Doug Riseborough - Doug Morrison
[spares] - Doug Wickenheiser(C) - Doug Smith(C) - Doug Shedden(C)



Doug Harvey - Doug Bodger
Doug Crossman - Doug Barkley
Doug Young - Doug Houda
Doug Lister
[spares] - Doug Barrie - Doug McCraig - Dougie Hamilton - Doug Halward - Douglas Murray - Doug Zmolek

Doug Favell
Doug Keans

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04-27-2013, 08:40 AM
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Charlie Simmer - Charlie Burns - Charlie Conacher
Carl Liscombe - Carl Voss -
Chuck Lefley - Charlie Sands -
Charlie McVeigh - -


Carl Brewer - Charlie Huddy
Carol Vadnais - Calle Johansson
Karl Alzner - Karl Dykhuis
Karel Rachunek
[spares] - Charlie Bourgeois - Carlo Colaiacovo

Charlie Hodge
Charlie Gardiner
Chuck Rayner




CHARLES

GENDER: Masculine
USAGE: English, French
PRONOUNCED: CHAHR-əlz (English), SHAHRL (French)

Meaning & History
From the Germanic name Karl, which was derived from a Germanic word which meant "man". However, an alternative theory states that it is derived from the common Germanic element hari meaning "army, warrior".

The popularity of the name in continental Europe was due to the fame of Charles the Great (742-814), commonly known as Charlemagne, a king of the Franks who came to rule over most of Europe. It was subsequently borne by several Holy Roman Emperors, as well as kings of France, Spain, Portugal, Sweden and Hungary. The name did not become common in Britain until the 17th century when it was carried by the Stuart king Charles I. It had been introduced into the Stuart royal family by Mary Queen of Scots, who had been raised in France.

Famous bearers of the name include naturalist Charles Darwin (1809-1882) who revolutionized biology with his theory of evolution, novelist Charles Dickens (1812-1870) who wrote such works as 'Great Expectations' and 'A Tale of Two Cities', French statesman Charles de Gaulle (1890-1970), and American cartoonist Charles Schulz (1922-2000), the creator of the 'Peanuts' comic strip.

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VARIANT: Carol (English)
DIMINUTIVES: Charley, Charlie, Chas, Chaz, Chip, Chuck (English), Charlot (French)
FEMININE FORMS: Carolina, Charla, Charlene, Charlotte, Charleen, Charlize, Sharla, Sharleen, Sharlene (English), Caroline, Charline, Charlotte (French)

OTHER LANGUAGES: Carolus, Karl (Ancient Germanic), Carles (Catalan), Karlo (Croatian), Karel (Czech), Carl, Karl (Danish), Karel (Dutch), Kaarle, Kaarlo, Karl, Kalle (Finnish), Carl, Karl (German), Kale (Hawaiian), Károly, Karcsi (Hungarian), Séarlas (Irish), Carlo (Italian), Sjarel (Limburgish), Karolis (Lithuanian), Carl, Karl (Norwegian), Karol (Polish), Carlos, Carlinhos, Carlito, Carlitos (Portuguese), Carol (Romanian), Karol (Slovak), Karel, Karol (Slovene), Carlos, Carlito, Carlitos (Spanish), Carl, Karl, Kalle (Swedish), Siarl (Welsh)

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04-27-2013, 08:51 AM
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Ed Giacomin
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Players named LEN

The inimitable Mr. Frig
Len Esau
Len Fontaine
Len Barrie

and.... Leonard Patrick "Red" Kelly...

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04-27-2013, 10:43 AM
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No reason to not merge them with the Pauls.
You a communist?

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Players named LEN

The inimitable Mr. Frig
Len Esau
Len Fontaine
Len Barrie... remove plz... oughtta be locked up.

and.... Leonard Patrick "Red" Kelly...
Len Lilyholm (WHA - Fighting Saints)
Len Grosvenor (Habs, Sens, NY Americans)

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You a communist?
If Stéphane and Steven are the same team, why couldn't Pauls and Pavels play together? It's not like the All-Paul team from post #85 is impressive.

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Pavel slavic for paul

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Pavel slavic for paul
Yeah sure, i guess it's easier to do one of those but come on now, at least it could be fun to try one of those purely slavic names. How about putting Vladisav and Vladimir together? I just hope people can muster the strenght to try different setups here instead of doing some christianity-correct fundamentalist bunchups here.

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Yeah sure, i guess it's easier to do one of those but come on now, at least it could be fun to try one of those purely slavic names. How about putting Vladisav and Vladimir together? I just hope people can muster the strenght to try different setups here instead of doing some christianity-correct fundamentalist bunchups here.
Vladimir would be cool do we have a hockey star whos name is Valdemar so we can include him?

btw we could do Sergei and have Serge Savard on the team

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Tony Esposito is by far the best Tony to ever play the game.
There sure were a lot of just mediocre to okay Tonys in history of the NHL.

Same with Smith, lots of quantity but not much qaulity.

Is Bobby the best of the Smiths?

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04-27-2013, 09:37 PM
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Ya, but thats Sidney with an 'i' not a 'y' euz... disqualified. And did you know Sid had a son Gerry who also played in the NHL along with a Grandson, Brent Johnson (goalie, several teams, not sure where he's at right now) who's father & Sids Son-In-Law was NHL goalie Bob Johnson?
Yes, actually I did know that. But thanks for mentioning it.

Did you know that Larry Aurie's cousin played for the Wings ~2 decades after he did, and wore his #6 (which had been retired)?

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There sure were a lot of just mediocre to okay Tonys in history of the NHL.
But the greatest player ever was a Tony.

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Same with Smith, lots of quantity but not much qaulity.

Is Bobby the best of the Smiths?
I would think Billy.

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But the greatest player ever was a Tony.

I would think Billy.
Which tony was that?

Sure Billy maybe, it's hard to compare position players with goalies and smith is one of those underrated guys, or maybe just a very good compiler of playoff points.

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Which tony was that?
Tony Hand.

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Sure Billy maybe, it's hard to compare position players with goalies and smith is one of those underrated guys, or maybe just a very good compiler of playoff points.
Smith won a Vezina after the criterion changed, and he had another top-four finish in AS voting in 1975 and a top-four Vezina finish in 1983. He won four Cups and a Conn Smythe as a starter.

Outside of that, he regularly received at least a vote or two in the postseason all-star race from the mid/late 70s up until the early/mid 80s.

Of the four most important players on that Islanders dynasty, Smith is clearly among them. The same cannot be so easily said of Grant Fuhr, who actually has more regular season accomplishments.

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Tony Hand.



Smith won a Vezina after the criterion changed, and he had another top-four finish in AS voting in 1975 and a top-four Vezina finish in 1983. He won four Cups and a Conn Smythe as a starter.

Outside of that, he regularly received at least a vote or two in the postseason all-star race from the mid/late 70s up until the early/mid 80s.

Of the four most important players on that Islanders dynasty, Smith is clearly among them. The same cannot be so easily said of Grant Fuhr, who actually has more regular season accomplishments.
Ah yes the great tony Hand , who actually looked really good in his very brief WHL career, and would have caused a huge stir in HF circles with his 3-4-4-8 line with Victoria, so who knows.

For playoff point compiler i meant Bobby who is the highest at 160 playoff points without getting into the HHOF (next highest is Claude Lemieux but Bobby has quite a bit better regular season resume as well.

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>>> (next highest is Claude Lemieux but Bobby has quite a bit better regular season resume as well.<<<
Forgot a bracket Hv. As bolded. Thats like wide-open Maing. Outboard Motor out of control.

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Forgot a bracket Hv. As bolded. Thats like wide-open Maing. Outboard Motor out of control.
Ya forgot the 2nd bracket anyways, drinking White Russians will do that to a guy.

The top 40,50,60 center project is going to be exciting and Bobby Smith is another intriguing name to add to the list.

He won't be anywhere near the top 20 lists but should be on most people's lists one would think.

Or maybe he becomes the Housley of the Centers?

160 post season points all before the age of 34 and all pretty decent post seasons as well.

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Charlie Simmer - Charlie Burns - Charlie Conacher
Carl Liscombe - Carl Voss -
Chuck Lefley - Charlie Sands -
Charlie McVeigh - -


Carl Brewer - Charlie Huddy
Carol Vadnais - Calle Johansson
Karl Alzner - Karl Dykhuis
Karel Rachunek
[spares] - Charlie Bourgeois - Carlo Colaiacovo

Charlie Hodge
Charlie Gardiner
Chuck Rayner


USAGE: English, French
PRONOUNCED: CHAHR-əlz (English), SHAHRL (French)

Meaning & History
From the Germanic name Karl, which was derived from a Germanic word which meant "man". However, an alternative theory states that it is derived from the common Germanic element hari meaning "army, warrior".

The popularity of the name in continental Europe was due to the fame of Charles the Great (742-814), commonly known as Charlemagne, a king of the Franks who came to rule over most of Europe. It was subsequently borne by several Holy Roman Emperors, as well as kings of France, Spain, Portugal, Sweden and Hungary. The name did not become common in Britain until the 17th century when it was carried by the Stuart king Charles I. It had been introduced into the Stuart royal family by Mary Queen of Scots, who had been raised in France.

Famous bearers of the name include naturalist Charles Darwin (1809-1882) who revolutionized biology with his theory of evolution, novelist Charles Dickens (1812-1870) who wrote such works as 'Great Expectations' and 'A Tale of Two Cities', French statesman Charles de Gaulle (1890-1970), and American cartoonist Charles Schulz (1922-2000), the creator of the 'Peanuts' comic strip.

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VARIANT: Carol (English)
DIMINUTIVES: Charley, Charlie, Chas, Chaz, Chip, Chuck (English), Charlot (French)
FEMININE FORMS: Carolina, Charla, Charlene, Charlotte, Charleen, Charlize, Sharla, Sharleen, Sharlene (English), Caroline, Charline, Charlotte (French)

OTHER LANGUAGES: Carolus, Karl (Ancient Germanic), Carles (Catalan), Karlo (Croatian), Karel (Czech), Carl, Karl (Danish), Karel (Dutch), Kaarle, Kaarlo, Karl, Kalle (Finnish), Carl, Karl (German), Kale (Hawaiian), Károly, Karcsi (Hungarian), Séarlas (Irish), Carlo (Italian), Sjarel (Limburgish), Karolis (Lithuanian), Carl, Karl (Norwegian), Karol (Polish), Carlos, Carlinhos, Carlito, Carlitos (Portuguese), Carol (Romanian), Karol (Slovak), Karel, Karol (Slovene), Carlos, Carlito, Carlitos (Spanish), Carl, Karl, Kalle (Swedish), Siarl (Welsh)
Awesome!

Also, you have too much time on your hands.

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Or maybe he becomes the Housley of the Centers?
I don't remember Bobby Smith having a career season sending 90 foot passes to a cherry picking rookie named Teemu Selanne...

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Awesome!

Also, you have too much time on your hands.
While I admit that I have far to much time on my hands, (man do I need a job, I don't like being idle), cutting and pasting is a beautiful thing...took less than 20 mins to compile all that. One of these days I might learn how to properly use Microsoft Excel....that'll make things easier.

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You could always throw your support behind Kevin Poulin.

Or this guy:

http://hockeygoalies.org/bio/sawchukk.html

I don't know a thing about him (I couldn't even fill out his bio information), but he's certainly got the name going for him. It's weird to me that there are played who played at essentially a AA level in the 1990s, and you can't even figure out where they were born.
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Kevin Sawchuk? Oh sure ya. Played one game for the Columbus Chill of the ECHL in 91/92. 5.00GAA.... as for Sawchuk? Thats all I got. Heck of a name to live up to though. Wonder if closely related or what?
http://www.sawchukjewelersoh.com/index.htm

I'm guessing this has to be the guy. Shop is 20 min away from Columbus, and another google result says he's 45. That would put him at around 23-24 when he skated with the Chill.

Might be worth a shot.

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