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02-04-2010, 03:14 PM
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I've always had a weak spot for the Moose..

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The Emergency Goalie

Always enjoyed tracking the career of the emergency goalie.

Claude Pronovost - shut out the 1955-56 Canadiens, Robert Champoux replacing an injured Terry Sawchuk in the playoffs. Jean-Guy Morisette, Len Broderick, etc.

Some managed to seize the moment, others did not but it was interesting watching them perform at the NHL level or listening to the game.

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Always enjoyed tracking the career of the emergency goalie.

Claude Pronovost - shut out the 1955-56 Canadiens, Robert Champoux replacing an injured Terry Sawchuk in the playoffs. Jean-Guy Morisette, Len Broderick, etc.
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Was this the same Bob Champoux who played for the 73-74 Seals? That was the year both Gilles Meloche and Marv Edwards were injured and Seals had to go with Champoux and Ted Tucker for a spell.

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I know he was technically splitting the work load with Grant Fuhr, but I always loved Moog far more, and he was clearly the 2nd choice when the Oilers hit playoff time. I know with my 2nd pick people are going to think I missed the point of this thread entirely, but I really liked Hasek back when he played for the Hawks and was backup to Belfour. When he got traded to Buffallo I was like "finally, he might get a chance to play and try to prove himself." I think most would agree he did a pretty good job in that regard.

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02-05-2010, 09:37 PM
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Bob Champoux

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Was this the same Bob Champoux who played for the 73-74 Seals? That was the year both Gilles Meloche and Marv Edwards were injured and Seals had to go with Champoux and Ted Tucker for a spell.
Yes, one and the same. Played his junior hockey in the MMJHL, early sixties for a variety of teams plus a try-out with the Junior Canadiens.

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02-05-2010, 10:40 PM
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I really liked Hasek back when he played for the Hawks and was backup to Belfour. When he got traded to Buffallo I was like "finally, he might get a chance to play and try to prove himself." I think most would agree he did a pretty good job in that regard.
i remember after belfour got pulled in game 4 of the '92 finals, hasek came way out of the net and stacked the pads on kevin stevens on a breakaway. i liked hasek back then too, but i was pretty young and would root for any flashy european player.

here's a video of hasek highlights from that game (the save i was talking about is at 1:27)--


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I have always had a soft spot for some Canuck Backups of recent memory.
Andrew Raycroft, Dany Sabourin but Johan Hedberg is my favourite. Some non-Canucks are Devan Dubnyk and Cristobal Huet (before his Hawks days).

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i remember after belfour got pulled in game 4 of the '92 finals, hasek came way out of the net and stacked the pads on kevin stevens on a breakaway. i liked hasek back then too, but i was pretty young and would root for any flashy european player.

here's a video of hasek highlights from that game (the save i was talking about is at 1:27)--

Those were some awesome clips. Thanks a bunch. I love when some little known goalie gets a chance to shine, which is mostly what he was back then. Then he gets traded, and goes on to be one of (if not the) best goaltenders of all time. But you still remember him just being someone's back up, and you wonder if he'd been the starter oh so long ago what things would have been like.

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As a person, Michel "Bunny" Laroque on the 70's Habs Dynasty. IMO he was the weak link on that team, but apparantly he was a very popular member of the team and added alot of levity to a squad that was always under emmense pressure.
I came here to see if any of us old schoolers would post bunny's name here

nobody wore the towel wrapped around the neck quite like Michel (as backups used to do back then , a rare few do it these days)

well done joe

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Was this the same Bob Champoux who played for the 73-74 Seals? That was the year both Gilles Meloche and Marv Edwards were injured and Seals had to go with Champoux and Ted Tucker for a spell.
just curious
are you a bit of a oakland/clf seals buff ?

if so , thats pretty cool to wear that on your sleeve .
I use the Seals as my fantasy hockey team name/logo

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Hey, cool thread !

My favorite was Gary Edwards. I remember when he came to my team (the North Stars) from Cleveland. The year before we had a two crummy goalies now we had Meloche and Edwards. Goaltending problem solved with a unusual NHL team merger.


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My first thought was this thread should begin and end with Craig Billington.

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just curious
are you a bit of a oakland/clf seals buff ?

if so , thats pretty cool to wear that on your sleeve .
I use the Seals as my fantasy hockey team name/logo
"a bit"?

I was the most intense Seals fan - from 3,000 miles away - you'll meet.

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"a bit"?

I was the most intense Seals fan - from 3,000 miles away - you'll meet.
Shoulda been there, it was fun.

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He had a really bad concussion problem, but he always had a good sense of humour about it. I still remember him doing a post-game interview on the radio after he had won 1st star in a game and the prize was a foot massager (ah, the 80's) and he said, "Great, maybe I can use it on my head." The interviewer gave him a courtesy laugh and started to wrap up the interview, but Troy kept on laughing at his own bad joke. I always liked him after that.

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I came here to see if any of us old schoolers would post bunny's name here

nobody wore the towel wrapped around the neck quite like Michel (as backups used to do back then , a rare few do it these days)

well done joe
LOL! I completey forgot about the towel

Bunny sure knew how to keep good company:


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No love for Chris Terreri? I mean, I know he was a split starter early in his career(with Craig Billington no less) but I'm pretty sure the bulk of his career he was a back up.


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No love for Chris Terreri? I mean, I know he was a split starter early in his career(with Craig Billington no less) but I'm pretty sure the bulk of his career he was a back up.

I like him.
Brodeur had to steal no.1 job from him. It took one season for Brodeur.
Was Brodeur so good or Chris so bad?

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Robb Stauber. Gotta love his style.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLtK5qaCUio
What a joker. Loved it when he was skating to the blueline with the puck.

Some of those saves were brilliant though.

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Come on. No Mike Veisor yet. The man was born to be a backup. Didn't really seem to care to get in the game. Just as long as he got to suit up and sit at the end of the bench, he seemed content.

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Come on. No Mike Veisor yet. The man was born to be a backup. .
Great pick!!! Ten NHL seasons, most games played in one season was 29!!!

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Let me break the tie between Marv and Gary Edwards. My vote goes to the King.

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