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11-16-2013, 09:46 AM
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I'm going to grab Mike Buckna, coach.

He'll serve as an assistant to Crisp who was criticized for his abrasive personality and not being the best with the X's and O's. Buckna can fill in both of those voids. His offensive style made Czechoslovakia a successful team winning Gold in the 1947 World Championships and Silver in the 1948 Olympics. He was called the "Father of Czechoslovakian Hockey" and his style was the basis for the system Tarasov would create to turn the Soviets into a powerhouse.

As far as being the good cop to Crisp, Buckna was a player-coach who his players respected. He did clash with Zabrodsky however.
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Since joining LTC in the season 1935-1936 he worked at the club and representation to the beginning of the war. After the meeting with the defender into his old home back. Coached and played in LTC as well as in representation. He won for us the first world title. In our hockey brought new elements of training, games, players learned to defend the great personalities, but also a friend to players who have it fully respected.
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At a time when the rest of European hockey stressed defense, LTC’s offensive orientated style stood out in stark contrast, influencing both Team Moscow Head Coach Arkady Chernyshev and Player-Coach Anatoli Tarasov. This style would have an impact on the future direction of the so-called 'Soviet hockey system.' The Czech’s play had been the creation of Mike Buckna from Trail, British Columbia...

Czechoslovakian hockey was traditionally a very defensive style with defensemen rarely touching the puck in the offensive end and with the forwards dropping back to cover the net. Even with LTC’s achievements Buckna believed the defensive coaching philosophy adopted by the Czechoslovakians was stale and limiting the development and success of their hockey

Buckna saw hockey as a game built on the offensive fundamentals of passing, puck-handling, and forechecking...

It would be the Buckna concepts used in Czechoslovakia which the Russians would draw upon to create their own offensive orientated system. It was Buckna’s theories on how the game should be played, evident in the success of his Czechoslovakian team, which largely shaped what would eventually become the European style of hockey...

Tarasov’s critical opinion of other countries reliance on Canadian hockey specialists is ironic given the realization that his so-called 'Soviet hockey system' was not the invention of Tarasov, nor any other Russian. Rather, it had been largely copied from Buckna and a Toronto-based Canadian sports exercise and sports conditioning expert, Lloyd Percival.
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11-16-2013, 09:52 AM
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Coach Jacques Martin.
There's 1 of the other coaches I contemplated picking. He was always a solid coach for Ottawa but could never get them to that next level come playoff time.

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11-16-2013, 10:03 AM
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The Boston Cubs select D Hannu Virta



SM-liiga Rookie of the Year
5x - SM-liiga All-Star Team
4x - SM-liiga Best Defenseman "Pekka Rautakallio Award"
3x - SM-liiga Champion
3x - SM-liiga Championship runner-up
1x - SM-liiga Most Shorthanded Goals
1x - World Championship Gold Medal
1x - World Championship Silver Medal
1x - World Championship Most Assists
1x - World Championship Most Points by Defenseman
1x - European Cup Champion
1x - European Hockey League (EHL) Champion
1x - European Hockey League (EHL) Final Four All-Star Team
1x - Olympic Bronze Medal

4 full yrs in Buffalo
2x 2nd goals among defensemen in Buffalo
4x 2nd assists among defensemen in Buffalo
2x 2nd points among defensemen in Buffalo

w/ SM-Liiga - 426 games / 63 goals / 202 assists / 265 points / 0.62 points per game / 222 PIMS / +202
w/ World Championships - 54 games / 5 goals / 25 assists / 30 points / 0.56 points per game / 36 PIMs / +36
w/ Buffalo Sabres - 245 games / 25 goals / 101 assists / 126 points / 0.51 points per game / 66 PIMs / +22

Now an asst. coach with Jokerit and the Finnish National Team.

I'm going to liberal with shuffling my defensemen in and out of games, depending on the match-up situations.


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11-16-2013, 10:46 AM
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Warroad selects D Zarley Zalapski




A bit of a PP specialist, but with the makeup of my defense I can afford to carry another one, and he's not a completely one-dimensional player either. He was a regular on the PK for Pittsburgh when they were becoming decent, and with Hartford when he was traded there.

Could rotate in and out of the lineup as necessary for matchups with the makeup of this roster.

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11-16-2013, 06:52 PM
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Rome selects coach John Muckler and D Jack Ruttan

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11-16-2013, 07:05 PM
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Divisions:

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Wolverines
Direwolves
Barracudas
Lions
Yellow Jackets
Cubs

Bullies
Nuggets
Lakers
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11-16-2013, 07:06 PM
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Divisions:

Human Beings
Wolverines
Direwolves
Barracudas
Lions
Yellow Jackets
Cubs

Bullies
Nuggets
Lakers
MacFarlands
Rebels
Knights
Frenzy
Thanks spit.

Ambrose O'Brien Division:

ResilientBeast - Greendale Human Beings
jkrx - Michigan Wolverines
seventieslord - Regina Direwolves
BudsBuster - Birmingham Barracudas
Hobnobs - London Lions
Rob Scuderi -Pittsburgh Yellow Jackets
BubbaBoot - Boston Cubs

Fredric McLaughlin Division:

ted1971 - Blackwood Bullies
DemonsOnIce96 - Dawson City Nuggets
Dave G - Warroad Lakers
chaosrevolver - Belleville MacFarlands
VanIslander - Rideau Hall Rebels
tony d - Atlanta Knights
Hedberg - Rome Frenzy

If you want to change divisions, state so IN BOLDED CAPS
and a team in the other division can volunteer to swap.

Divisional changes must be completed by the end of Day 24.


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11-16-2013, 07:24 PM
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I like These divisions all around. Not just where I am, but the general balance in all of them.

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11-16-2013, 07:26 PM
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Rome selects coach John Muckler and D Jack Ruttan
Dang, Muckler had a really good shot at a head or assistant coaching job for Regina on Monday.

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11-16-2013, 07:47 PM
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Thanks spit.

Ambrose O'Brien Division:

ResilientBeast - Greendale Human Beings
jkrx - Michigan Wolverines
seventieslord - Regina Direwolves
BudsBuster - Birmingham Barracudas
Hobnobs - London Lions
Rob Scuderi -Pittsburgh Yellow Jackets
BubbaBoot - Boston Cubs

Fredric McLaughlin Division:

ted1971 - Blackwood Bullies
DemonsOnIce96 - Dawson City Nuggets
Dave G - Warroad Lakers
chaosrevolver - Belleville MacFarlands
VanIslander - Rideau Hall Rebels
tony d - Atlanta Knights
Hedberg - Rome Frenzy

If you want to change divisions, state so IN BOLDED CAPS
and a team in the other division can volunteer to swap.

Divisional changes must be completed by the end of Day 24.
Damn, that Ambrose O'Brien Division has a heavy duty travel schedule!!!


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11-17-2013, 08:46 AM
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The Human Beings will add their backup goalie using their pick from yesterday. Don Simmonds G

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11-17-2013, 08:53 AM
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Are we doing a AA draft?

Whilst researching my final back-up picks I'm discovering some players that would be ideal for the top two pairings/lines in another draft.

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I wouldnt mind switching divisions> save the final against seventies till the end> lol

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Last Pick my back up goalie Viktor Zinger.

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For todays pick, we'll be making a little bit of a sentimental pick. I discovered this player when I visited my dads home town over the summer. I knew his town had won the Stanley Cup but I didn't know anyone from the team at the time but all my research indicates he'll be a solid bench player for my team.

The Human Beings select 1907 Stanley Cup Champion Roxy Beaudro RW


And after I get back later today I will be throwing some bios together.

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11-17-2013, 09:00 AM
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Alexander Golikov, RW



- 6'0", 172 lbs
- Soviet League 1st Team All-Star (1980)
- Placed 4th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 8th in Soviet league scoring
- 15th in Soviet MVP voting (1974)
- named to "best 34 players" team every year he was eligible and is available (1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1979)
- co-recipient of "best line" award (1977, 1979)
- 369 points in 386 Soviet league games
- Inducted in USSR Hall of Fame (1978)

- 3rd in scoring at two major international tournaments (1979 WEC, 1980 Olympics)
- 42 points in 43 major international games
- 10th in Golden Hockey Stick voting (1979) - for top player in Europe
- By chidlovski's count and definition of national team game, 43 goals in 89 international games (0.48)
- used this metric as it provides higher sample size and easy reference to country breakdown as opposed to "major" international games
- This includes 31 in 74 against the other "big 6" countries (0.42) and 7 in 11 vs. Canada (0.64)

- Olympic Silver Medal (1980)
- WEC Gold Medal (1978, 1979)
- WEC Silver Medal (1976)
- WEC Bronze Medal (1977)

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Alexander Golikov was one of the top scoring forwards of the Russian Elite League of the 1970s. Graduate of the youth hockey school in Penza, Russia, he began to play in the Russian Elite League when he joined the Khimik Voskresensk in 1971.

Led by the well-known Soviet coach, Nikolay Epstein, Khimik was a rare Russian team of the 1970s that followed a distinct defensive style. Alexander Golikov managed to develop into a skillful scorer of the Russian League even with a team where scoring was rather secondary to a strict defense.

In 1976, Golikov joined the Dynamo Moscow where he played with a legend of the Soviet hockey, Alexander Maltsev... Both Golikov's brothers played for the Team USSR and were inducted into the "Russian Hall of Fame" for their outstanding achievements.

In 1974, Golikov was 22. He was selected as a candidate for the Team USSR 1974 at the Summit Series but he didn't play a single game in the Series.
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Offensively gifted and highly skilled winger who was discovered by Nikolay Epstein. Was hailed as the next Soviet superstar as a junior. Developed into a decent two-way player, although his work ethic was questioned in earlier years.

Had very good speed. Graduated from the Pedagogical Institute in Kolomna 1976, and then moved to Moscow. Played 385 league games, scoring 225 goals.

Represented Soviet Union 89 times (43 goals). Could have had a longer career on the national team but fell out of favour with Vladimir Tikhonov after a personal clash.
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Alexander Golikov was an excellent goalscorer, a real opportunist around the net, especially if there were loose pucks laying around. The highlight of his career was the 1979 Challenge Cup at Madison Square Garden when the Soviets beat the NHL all-stars 2-1 in games.
Peak Scoring

Scoring fluctuated too much over the years in the soviet league to use that stat in long-term comparisons. To account for this and compare Golikov to similar players (Soviets selected in the MLD and AAA), I simply looked at their soviet league scoring finishes. As you can see, Golikov's scoring finishes are more impressive than all but Kapustin, and arguably Kozhevnikov.

I also took a look at their international careers. As mentioned above, Golikov could have played longer on the national team, but clashed with Tikhonov. So he may have had an international career that was all prime, compared to other guys with longer careers. So I took the most favourable possible period for each of them, to serve as a representation of their "prime international career" and put them against Golikov's entire international career. As you can see, Golikov's PPG is still fourth highest once you isolate their primes. And although he only has two impressive finishes, he is in fact the only player here to be top-3 twice, one of only three to be top-5 twice, and indeed, one of only four who were even top-10 twice!

Name Best Soviet Finishes Intl Pts Intl GP PPG Best Intl Finishes
Viktor Zhluktov 5, 10, 10, 11, 13 58 51 1.14 1, 10, 11, 12
Sergei Kapustin 2, 4, 6, 7, 8, 13 49 45 1.09 3, 4, 7, 8, 9
Nikolai Drozdetsky 3, 3, 6, 10, 12 40 40 1.00 3, 4, 4
Alexander Golikov 4, 6, 7, 8, 8, 13 42 43 0.98 3, 3
Vyacheslav Anisin 1, 11, 16, 16 36 44 0.82 11
Evgeny Mishakov 8, 11, 12 32 41 0.78 10
Alexander Kozhevnikov 2, 2, 5, 6 18 24 0.75 11
Sergei Svetlov 5, 6 33 50 0.66 11
Alexander Bodunov 4, 6, 7, 16 19 33 0.58 5
TOTALS/AVERAGES 327 371 0.88

Could he score against the best teams?

This is a question that always comes up when talking about that "next tier" of Soviet forwards. Again, I decided to take a look at all Soviets selected in the MLD and AAA, who played mainly in the 70s and/or 80s, and had a large enough sample size to go by.

From chidlovski.net:

Name G GP avg Top-6 G Top-6 GP avg Canada G Canada GP avg
Viktor Shalimov 66 126 0.52 48 103 0.47 3 9 0.33
Nikolai Drozdetsky 64 109 0.59 34 80 0.43 3 12 0.25
Sergei Kapustin 120 208 0.58 78 167 0.47 9 27 0.33
Alexander Kozhevnikov 28 70 0.40 20 49 0.41 3 6 0.50
Alexander Bodunov 23 57 0.40 17 46 0.37 2 10 0.20
Evgeny Mishakov 48 91 0.53 31 72 0.43 12 24 0.50
Viktor Zhluktov 79 195 0.41 57 157 0.36 8 24 0.33
Sergei Svetlov 57 154 0.37 36 124 0.29 10 23 0.43
Vyacheslav Anisin 35 99 0.35 20 80 0.25 3 16 0.19
Alexander Golikov 43 89 0.48 31 74 0.42 7 11 0.64
TOTALS/AVERAGES 563 1198 0.47 372 952 0.39 60 162 0.37

As you can see, Golikov scored against Canada at basically the same rate as the average of the other 9. His average against the best 6 countries was lower; however, an even sharper drop than he experienced was typically customary. Canada was the toughest of all to score on, and it was typical to see a further drop in scoring totals. However, Golikov shone in games against Canada, scoring more goals per game than anyone else on this list.

Golikov was easily the best Soviet forward left, and deserved selection among players like this a fairly long time ago.


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11-17-2013, 09:02 AM
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The Knights select with their Day 24 pick a 3 time 70 point scorer in Centre Paul Stastny


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Blackwood Bullies Select:
Jay Wells Defenseman

1098 Games
47 Goals
216 Assists
263 Points
2359 PIM's ( 27th All Time)
1993-94 Stanley Cup ( NYR)

Stay at home Defenseman with a nasty streak. Shocked that He was still there.


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The Knights select with their Day 24 pick a 3 time 70 point scorer in Centre Paul Stastny

...Leaving me with a grand total of five modern era players I'm at all interested in selecting in the AA draft...

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Continuing with my philosophy of flexibility / movable parts on the roster, the Boston Cubs select D/RW Mathieu Dandenault.



868 NHL games / 68 goals (6 PP - 2 SH) / 135 assists / 203 points / +42 / 516 PIMs --- 3 Stanley Cups
9 World Championship games / 2 goals / 3 assists / 5 points / +9 / 12 PIMs --- Gold Medal

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Dandenault was originally drafted as a right wing, but was converted into a defenceman during the 2001–02 season. After nine seasons with the Red Wings, who drafted him forty-ninth overall in the second round of the 1994 amateur draft, he played for HC Asiago in Italy in 2004–05 (due to the lockout) and upon his return to North America, he signed a 4-year contract with the Canadiens, his hometown team.

He has won the Stanley Cup three times (1997, 1998 and 2002), all with the Detroit Red Wings.
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Starting in his second NHL season Detroit coach Scotty Bowman experimented with the idea of playing Dandenault on the blue line. Due to a rash of injuries, Bowman figured Dandenault's skating would allow him to play there, at least short term. But Bowman, who similarly employed Jimmy Roberts in such fashion with Montreal back in the 1970s, was impressed enough to make it permanent.

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Continuing with my philosophy of flexibility / movable parts on the roster, the Boston Cubs select D/RW Mathieu Dandenault.



868 NHL games / 68 goals (6 PP - 2 SH) / 135 assists / 203 points / +42 / 516 PIMs --- 3 Stanley Cups
9 World Championship games / 2 goals / 3 assists / 5 points / +9 / 12 PIMs --- Gold Medal
Did you see my 2011 bio on him?

Not a particularly special player, but you do basically get two decent spare players in one.

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Did you see my 2011 bio on him?

Not a particularly special player, but you do basically get two decent spare players in one.
Exactly why I picked him.....unspectacular but very quietly serviceable.....in case of injuries or on 2nd unit special teams, he won't win games singlehandedly but he'll do his job efficiently and won't hurt you wherever you slot him in the lineup.

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Rebels select Orval Tessier, the coach who won at every level he coached. He was the 1983 Jack Adams trophy as best coach in the NHL the year after he won the AHL Calder Cup championship, having gone to the Memorial Cup final the year before that, a Memorial Cup champion from back in his earlier coaching days in 1972. He is known for turning the Blackhawks from one of the worst defensive teams into one of the best wby focussing on backchecking, skating and discipline.



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"I played for Don Cherry in Boston and in one way they [Tessier and Cherry] are alike because they stress hard work, but where Don wanted us to be physically intimidating, Orval emphasizes skating, coming back with your check, playing good position in our end."

From Sports Illustrated in 1982:

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Denis Savard, of all people, should've known better than to mouth off at Orval Tessier, the new coach of the Chicago Black Hawks. A dozen or so years ago, Tessier had coached the Hawk center at a youth hockey camp in Verdun, Quebec. One thing Savard learned, he says, was that Tessier's "a guy who lets you know who's boss."

But Gallic temper prevailed over memory when a frustrated Savard skated to the bench early in the third period of the Hawks' Sept. 26 preseason game against Minnesota and flung his gloves on the floor of the players' box. Then, recalls Tessier, "He says to me, 'That bleeping power play isn't working.' So I said to him, 'O.K., you don't bleeping have to play on it.' " Savard, who last year broke the Hawks' single-season scoring record with 119 points and whose scintillating stickhandling makes him a favorite with Chicago fans, spent the rest of the game on the bench while his team skated to a 3-2 loss.

By such remorselessly swift and unpolitic strokes of justice, Tessier, 49, has begun to recast the character of the first NHL team ever entrusted to him. It was a character sorely in need of recasting. In 1981-82, the Hawks were a sort of run-and-mug club that had the seventh-best offense in the 21-team league and the third-worst defense. They surrendered 31 more goals than they scored. In addition, only five teams were assessed more penalty minutes than Chicago, whose infractions included 33 misconducts. The Hawks ended the regular season in fourth place in the Norris Division with a 30-38-12 record. That they clutched and grabbed their way into the semifinals of the playoffs before losing to Vancouver only underscored the point that, while Chicago had talent, it lacked discipline. Today the Hawks seem to have both.

After Sunday's 7-3 win over Toronto, Chicago was 7-2-5 and second to Minnesota in the Norris. The Hawks had scored 13 more goals than they had given up (62 to 49) and, perhaps most indicative of the change Tessier has wrought, had the fourth-fewest penalty minutes in the league and only one misconduct. As for the Savard-Tessier relationship? Not to worry. "Denny came to see me next morning and said he wished it hadn't happened," says Tessier. "I said I wished it hadn't happened, and that was the end of it. I don't have a doghouse. I don't believe in treating human beings that way."

Besides taking quick command of the Hawks, "Orval's proving that better defense doesn't take away from our offense," says Savard, who after 14 games had six goals and 15 assists. So well has Tessier indoctrinated the Hawks with his gospel of defense that they never hesitate to spout one of his favorite maxims: "If we take care of our own end, the other end will take care of itself."
"Thus far he's proven it to us," says Doug Wilson, who last season won the NHL's Norris Trophy (best defenseman) primarily because he scored 39 goals, the second-highest total ever by a defenseman ( Bobby Orr had 49 in 1974-75). This year Wilson leads the Hawks in scoring with 22 points on four goals and 18 assists and in shots on goal with 54. Defensively, though, he's still a liability. As a result, in a 3-3 tie with Washington last week, Tessier had a chance to live up to another of his maxims: "I coach for the team, not the player." With nine seconds remaining in the opening period and a face-off in the Chicago defensive zone to the right of Goaltender Tony Esposito—a situation in which Wilson would cover the slot—Tessier left Wilson and his partner, Bob Murray, on the bench and sent out Greg Fox and Keith Brown in their place.

While Tessier later maintained that the decision was no reflection on Wilson's defensive ability, he did say, "Had the face-off been at the other end, Doug would've been out there. He's a great offensive defenseman, and I won't put any shackles on him. But I think we're going to see him become more of a two-way player, which he's perfectly willing to do."

"You work for Orval, you play for him," says Wilson. "That was the first thing he told us. He got our respect right away because he made a lot of moves and sat some people down. That takes guts for a rookie coach." In Chicago's season opener, at home against Toronto, Tessier didn't dress Captain Terry Ruskowski (who was later traded to Los Angeles) or veteran forwards Rich Preston and Grant Mulvey. In goal, he started third-year man Murray Bannerman over Esposito, a 13-season veteran who's revered around Chicago. Since then, the two net-minders have split the chores, with Esposito going 4-0-3 and Bannerman 3-2-2.
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Though he may be remembered for a coaching gaff which may have cost him the conference final series:
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Tessier may be best remembered for a quote during the 1983 Campbell Conference finals. After the Black Hawks gave up 14 goals in falling behind 2–0 to the Edmonton Oilers, Tessier fumed that Chicago players needed "heart transplants". The quip failed to inspire the Hawks, who dropped the final two games of the series at Chicago Stadium, marking the second consecutive year Chicago lost in the Campbell Conference final.

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Did you see my 2011 bio on him?

Not a particularly special player, but you do basically get two decent spare players in one.
Can't find the bio on a search.....you have a link?

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11-17-2013, 10:02 AM
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DCN Wraps up their draft by selecting:


- Bob Hartley, HC
- Chris Phillips, D
- Mats Zuccarello, W

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