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07-05-2010, 04:23 PM
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How long do we have to assassinate teams? I would like a little bit of time to get a few decent ones in.

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How long do we have to assassinate teams? I would like a little bit of time to get a few decent ones in.
Me too! Much more than just today and tomorrow.

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How long do we have to assassinate teams? I would like a little bit of time to get a few decent ones in.
UNTIL THE END OF THE WEEK!!

The most important thing is to get the skipped picks made up BEFORE announcing the extensive all-star voting procedure. Then at least three days will be provided to submit that. So, let's expect to have until at least Friday, probably Sunday, before we even look at ranking teams themselves!

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I just finished a ridiculously long Larry Robinson as a coach bio:

http://hfboards.com/showpost.php?p=2...7&postcount=47

Now I have time to have a meeting of the minds with jarek to figure out who is going to warm the bench for Kiprusoff.

Also, if anyone has done profiles for the players you drafted, it makes assassinations a lot easier of you link the profiles to your roster.

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Brooklyn picks backup goaltender

Dan Bouchard, G

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Bouchard won 286 games with a 0.543 winning percentage despite never playing on strong teams, not an easy thing to do in the NHL of the '70s and '80s. He also performed very well compared to his backups - over his career, on average his GAA was 0.32 lower than his backup's, his winning percentage was 0.061 higher, and his save percentage was 0.010 higher.

Bouchard's top-10s in save percentage are as follows:

1972-73: 9th
1973-74: 3rd
1974-75: 4th
1975-76: 3rd
1979-80: 7th
1980-81: 10th

(He was 11th in 1977-78 and 1978-79)
-Hart record: 7th in 80-81

-The modern Vezina was awarded for the first time in 81-82, towards the end of his career. Bouchard's Vezina record is very good, considering he was likely past his prime at this point:

-Vezina record: 4th in 81-82 (including 1st place votes from 2 NHL GMs), 5th in 83-84

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07-05-2010, 08:43 PM
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Brooklyn picks backup goaltender

Dan Bouchard, G



-Hart record: 7th in 80-81

-The modern Vezina was awarded for the first time in 81-82, towards the end of his career. Bouchard's Vezina record is very good, considering he was likely past his prime at this point:

-Vezina record: 4th in 81-82 (including 1st place votes from 2 NHL GMs), 5th in 83-84
just combine his all-star results with his Vezina record for post-Vezina seasons and you get his full results:

4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th + 4th, 5th

Not too shabby at all.

I must admit, I had no idea how strong a resume Bouchard has. Those sv% results are pretty scintillating for a goalie available past pick#1000.

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Dan Bouchard: Patrick Roy's boyhood idol.

I learned that when I drafted him in the ATD10-Double-A Draft (he's the 6th player from that Sparta Praha team of mine to be drafted this year).

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Dan Bouchard: Patrick Roy's boyhood idol.

I learned that when I drafted him in the ATD10-Double-A Draft (he's the 6th player from that Sparta Praha team of mine to be drafted this year).
and I didn't even think he was a very good pick in that draft. I was wrong, he is a great MLD backup.

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I'm really glad that TDMM took the time to look more into Bouchard. He's much better than the other guy we were thinking about, despite not having as strong a peak.

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The only teams left to make up SKIPPED picks:

Stalberg & markrander87 - St. Mary's Huskies
raleh - Kokudo Bunnies
chaosrevolver - Belleville Bulls
papershoes - Cornwall Royals

Come on guys!

All bloody five GMs have logged on today so let's assume you all just were busy not slackin'. Don't stop the race when the finish line is in sight. Give it your all! There are some sweet picks out there, guys who'd make great AAA draft picks that you can steal. If you need some ideas, PM the position and kind of player you seek and I'll shoot you a couple of suggestions.

Ideally all picks will be done some time tomorrow. By Wednesday at the latest!


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The only teams left to make up SKIPPED picks:

Stalberg & markrander87 - St. Mary's Huskies
raleh - Kokudo Bunnies
chaosrevolver - Belleville Bulls
papershoes - Cornwall Royals

Come on guys!

All bloody five GMs have logged on today so let's assume you all just were busy not slackin'. Don't stop the race when the finish line is in sight. Give it your all! There are some sweet picks out there, guys who'd make great AAA draft picks that you can steal. If you need some ideas, PM the position and kind of player you seek and I'll shoot you a couple of suggestions.

Ideally all picks will be done some time tomorrow. By Wednesday at the latest!
Don't make us assign you picks because they will be Belak and Berg.

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07-05-2010, 09:27 PM
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The GMs could take until the weekend to make their picks if they really need it. But do they? I've sent PMs and a reply is expected.

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Don't make us assign you picks because they will be Belak and Berg.
Can we give them Link Gaetz as well?

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The only teams left to make up SKIPPED picks:

Stalberg & markrander87 - St. Mary's Huskies
raleh - Kokudo Bunnies
chaosrevolver - Belleville Bulls
papershoes - Cornwall Royals

Come on guys!

All bloody five GMs have logged on today so let's assume you all just were busy not slackin'. Don't stop the race when the finish line is in sight. Give it your all! There are some sweet picks out there, guys who'd make great AAA draft picks that you can steal. If you need some ideas, PM the position and kind of player you seek and I'll shoot you a couple of suggestions.

Ideally all picks will be done some time tomorrow. By Wednesday at the latest!
You know my reasoning..I'm going to finalize my picks tomorrow afternoon. I have too many guys on my list right now..and I have to get ready for work.

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Regina completes the squad by taking 7th defenseman (and yet another potential AAA first pairing guy) Lou Fontinato. Fontinato was known as the NHL's heavyweight champion until he was beaten up by Gordie Howe. He was a thug who roughed up opposition forwards whenever possible, leading to six instances in the top-3 in NHL PIMs.

I don't think our forwards lack battle, but they are smallish. Fontinato will be inserted into the lineup if it appears that they need some extra protection.

Fontinato was not just some goon! He actually finished 7th and 9th in Norris voting in 1959 and 1963, and not just with a couple of votes, either.
Good pick. We had Tallon/Aucoin/Fontinato as the last 3 guys on our list. We just needed a PP guy first, and decided on Aucoin as a space because he's well-rounded.

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With the 111th pick in MLD2010, The Regina Capitals are proud to select:

Al Arbour, D



- 6'0", 180 lbs
- Stanley Cup Champion (1954, 1961, 1962, 1964)
- Stanley Cup Finalist (1956, 1968, 1969, 1970)
- 5th in All-Star voting twice (1969, 1970)
- Played in NHL All-Star Game (1969)
- 1st, 3rd, 2nd in St. Louis D-men icetime as a 36-38-year old

Arbour's minor league accomplishments are extensive, too:

- WHL Champion (1953)
- AHL Calder Cup (1965, 1966)
- AHL Eddie Shore Award (best defenseman) (1965)
- AHL 1st All-Star Team (1963, 1964, 1965, 1966)
- QHL 2nd All-Star Team (1955)
- WHL 2nd All-Star Team (1956)

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In 1957-58, Arbour played his first full NHL season in the red and white of the Wings. Following that season, he was claimed by the Chicago Black Hawks, where he toiled for three years including 1961, the year of the franchise's Stanley Cup triumph. Arbour next played five seasons with the Toronto Maple Leafs and earned his second Stanley Cup ring in 1962. After spending the 1966-67 season in the AHL, he returned to contribute experience and stability to the defense corps of the expansion St. Louis Blues in 1967-68. Early in 1970-71, he retired as a player after 600 games over 14 years. Arbour was also one of the few players in league history to wear glasses while playing.

"I enjoyed the fun of it (playing); the feeling that you had after you won a hockey game," stated Arbour in Dick Irvin's book, 'Behind the Bench'. "There's no greater feeling than the one you get when you're a player and you go out and win a real tough game. I've had great feelings coaching and winning the Stanley Cup, but it never seemed to be the same feeling I got when I was a player."
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...But while Arbour is recognized as one of the greatest (and winningest) coaches of all time, he is also remembered as the journeyman defenseman who played for 19 years pro hockey while wearing glasses.

Arbour was a classic defensive blueliner. He had neither the speed or hands to do much with the puck but became a stalwart without it. His patented move was his incredible shot blocking. He'd often sacrifice his body to stop the puck from ever reaching the net.

...The Leafs were a very strong team during the 1960s. Arbour had trouble sticking with the Leafs and spent most of his time in the AHL as opposed to the NHL when the Leafs were winning Stanley Cups. But Arbour's defensive excellence didn't go unnoticed as he was named a 4 time all star and the 1965 Defenseman of the Year in the AHL while playing with the Rochester Americans.

Arbour got his chance to return to the NHL when expansion hit in 1967. The St. Louis Blues eagerly snatched up the veteran blueliner. It is in St. Louis that Arbour is perhaps best remembered as a player. He was the first captain in St. Louis history, and under his leadership he guided the St. Louis squad to the Stanley Cup finals in each of their first 3 seasons of existence (never winning the Cup, however).
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Al Arbour generally performed his job in an unspectacular fashion. He did not make those rink-length dashes, nor did he bash oncoming forwards with bone-rattling checks. He simply frustrated the opposition with timely stick checks, by blocking shots, and by continually foiling good scoring opportunities. He totally epitomized what is called the "defensive defenseman".

...was the second defenseman chosen by the new St. Louis Blues. For three years the tall defenseman played brilliantly, qualifying for the West Division all-star team each year and playing an important role in the club's success.
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We had a great defense in Toronto the next few years - so great that later even a first-rate NHL defenseman like Al Arbour couldn't break in and be a regular.
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(in the clinching game against Philadelphia) Arbour was fit to play, it turned out, and Bowman put him with Harvey. "I remember that game vividly," Bowman says, "Because Harvey and Arbour ran the game. They played over 40 minutes each."
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As a Maple Leaf, Arbour was a spare wheel on a glimmering vehicle... his ice time in Toronto depended on injuries to star players... played enough in 1962 and 1964 to put his name on the Stanley Cup for the 3rd and 4th times, but most of his time was spent with the Americans, where he served as captain. Arbour was a solid, stay-at-home defenseman, an unflappable, level-headed old pro who was renowned for his shot-blocking skills - in spite of the fact that he wore glasses while on the ice. He was one of the best examples of a capable talent what had become trapped in the minors during the Original Six years.
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Al Arbour was named the first captain of the St. Louis Blues. An experienced winner, Arbour was excellent defensively.
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As a player, Arbour was one of the best. "I don't think there's anyone I'd rather have playing in front of me than Arbour," said Glenn Hall during an interview when they were both with the St. Louis Blues. "He's the most underrated defenseman in the game."

Underrated he may have been, but he knew how to get the job done. So much so, that during his 19 seasons as player, he never missed the playoffs. He was known as a second goalie, among the first defensemen to fall in front of the puck before it reached the goal. "Al does it with such perfect timing that it's beautiful to watch," said Hall.

Always tough to beat, always serious, he would still have fun playing the game.
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More hurtful to the Blues than the loss itself was the injury to their top defenseman, Al Arbour, that saw him sit out the next four games of the series.
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Toronto's King Clancy was elated that veteran Al Arbour wasn't drafted. The 32-year old defenseman was a standout at Rochester last season and has plenty of NHL experience. "They think he's too old, but he can help any club."
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Imlach said he was "surprised no other team drafted him in the years we left him open."
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A reputation as one of the best defensemen ever to ride a driving wing off the puck...
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Best Defensive Defenceman - Ted Harris, Al Arbour, Bobby Orr tie


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Good pick. We had Tallon/Aucoin/Fontinato as the last 3 guys on our list. We just needed a PP guy first, and decided on Aucoin as a space because he's well-rounded.
Thanks. I almost wanted to "save" him for a starting job in the next draft, but you can't think like that. I like Aucoin a lot, he was a monster minute muncher and got pretty good Norris consideration in his prime. He was a pure offensive specialist prior to that, though, so you may get some inconsistency from him.

Is anyone else still really excited/interested to see who these final 27 picks are? raleh, in particular, has 10 to make. He can completely define the identity of his team, still.

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With the 114th pick in MLD2010, The Regina Capitals are pleased to select:

Chris Drury, C/LW



- 5'10", 190 lbs
- Stanley Cup (2001)
- Olympic Silver Medalist (2002, 2010)
- 14th in Goals (2007)
- 15th in Assists (2000)
- Top-12 in Playoff Goals 4 Times (2nd, 3rd, 3rd, 12th)
- Top-16 in Playoff Assists Twice (8th, 16th)
- Top-17 in Playoff Points 5 Times (6th, 9th, 10th, 14th, 17th)
- Top-15 in Selke Voting 3 Times (4th, 12th, 13th)
- 13th in Hart Voting (2007)
- 15 points in 46 International Senior Games

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In 1998-99 Drury scored 20 goals for the Colorado Avalanche and was named the winner of the Calder Trophy over runner-up Marian Hossa of the Ottawa Senators. The next year he upped his point total to 67 and registered 14 points in the playoffs. Drury scored 24 goals in 2000-01 and was arguably the best third line centre in the NHL behind Joe Sakic and Peter Forsberg. When the latter went down with a season ending injury, Drury stepped up his game and scored 11 goals in the playoffs to help Colorado win its second Stanley Cup.

A silver-medalist with Team USA in Salt Lake City, Drury would spend one more season with Colorado before he was dealt to the Calgary Flames... Upon his arrival in Buffalo, Drury continued to put up solid numbers, finishing the year with 53 points on the strength of 23 goals. Even with Drury strong regular season, the Sabres failed to make the playoffs for the third straight year. Once the Sabres season came to an end, the former Hobey Baker winner was named to the U.S World Championship team and was instrumental in leading them to a bronze medal.

The following season Drury was named co-captain of the Buffalo Sabres. For the first time in Drury's tenure, the team entered into the NHL playoffs. The upstart Sabres shocked the Eastern Conference as they came within one game of entering into the Stanley Cup Finals. Earlier that season, Drury was a member of the United States Men's 2006 Winter Olympic team.

In 2006-07, Drury scored a career high 69 points co-captaining the Buffalo Sabres to an NHL-best 113 points. Expectations were at an all-time high as the President's Trophy winners entered the playoffs. However, the club failed to get past the Eastern Conference finals losing out to the Ottawa Senators.

As an unrestricted free-agent Drury signed a five-year contract with the New York Rangers in the summer of 2007 ending his tenure with the Sabres. Though his offensive numbers dipped with the Broadway Blueshirts, Drury continued to provide exceptional two-way play for the Rangers. For his efforts he was once again selected to be part of the US Olympic team that brought home the silver medal in a thrilling overtime final at the Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver.
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He was also named the top defensive forward in Hockey East in 1998. On January 15, 2009, well into his NHL career, Drury was named Hockey East’s Best (ever) Defensive Forward, as part of the league’s 25th Anniversary celebration. Drury was chosen in a vote of Hockey East fans and members of the league’s 25th Anniversary Committee.

...Drury became a fan favorite with the Avalanche crowd primarily due to his clutch play during playoffs. He had a total of 11 game-winning goals in 4 straight playoff seasons in Colorado. Avalanche captain Joe Sakic once said of Drury, “You want a goal, you’re in overtime – you want him.”Because of the amounts of game-winning goals, Drury is often thought of as one of the clutch players in the NHL today.

After a career-high 37-goal, 69-point campaign in 2006–07, the Sabres made a run to the Conference Finals against the Ottawa Senators as the Presidents’ Trophy-winning first seed. Drury scored two game-winning goals in the first round against the New York Islanders,[1] then scored the game-tying goal in game five of the second round against the New York Rangers with 7.7 seconds left in regulation time. The Sabres won 2-1 in overtime and closed out the series against the Rangers 4 games to 2. In game four of the Conference Finals against the Senators, Drury recorded another game-winner to stave off elimination, but the Sabres were eventually defeated 4 games to 1. (the next season), Matched up against the New Jersey Devils in the first round, Drury scored the game-winning and series-clinching goal to eliminate the Devils in five games.

...Drury was named the 25th captain in Rangers history on October 3, 2008... This makes Drury one of (three) currently active NHL players to be a captain of two different NHL teams... On February 21, 2010, Drury scored the go-ahead goal to break a 2-2 tie in a critical game against the Canadian national team. The American team went on to win 5-3.
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Is a born leader. Can play all three forward positions and any role on a hockey club. Possesses a good shot and great defensive instincts.
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Drury excels on the penalty kill and in the faceoff circle along with playing important defensive minutes against top competition. In defense of his mostly defensive style, Drury started in his own zone just more than 60 percent of the time; the most of any forward that played at least 50 games with the Rangers this past season. He also led the team in Blocked Shots per 60 minutes of ice time... Drury competes every game and flat out wants to win every game as well almost to the point where he tries too hard.

...The complete game that Drury plays - one that requires him to often skate 200 feet once or twice - doesn't allow him to float around like, for instance, 39 year old Bill Guerin and put up 50 points. That's not Chris Drury hockey, and I don't see him changing anytime soon. Honestly, if I was Torts, I would toy with putting Drury in a 3rd or 2nd line role with creative young wingers to see if any offense can be sparked. The worst that will happen is he plays solid defensive hockey per usual and mentors some great prospects.
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Chris Drury has never been a point-per-game player. He's never scored more than 70 points in a season. He's also never been named to an NHL All Star team. And yet, for a player with a hockey career that immediately appears to be unimpressive, Chris Drury has built a reputation as an unrivaled winner, as a clutch performer with few peers.

Drury, a smallish but quick center with good hands and incredible offensive awareness, fit right in as the Avs' third line center, behind Joe Sakic and Peter Forsberg. And in addition to a steady stream of points (20 goals and 24 assists), Drury established himself as a clutch performer both by winning late face-offs and scoring game-winning playoff goals. In the 1999 post-season, Drury scored four game-winners in 19 games. Not bad for a rookie. For his hard work, the league awarded him the Calder Trophy for best rookie, the only Avalanche player to receive that award.

In 1999-2000, Drury improved his offensive contributions, scoring 67 points in 82 games. Avoiding the sophomore slump, he established his reputation as a reliable 20-goal scorer and clutch face-off winner. But even more than that, Drury established his heart and his dedication to winning. With teammates like Ray Bourque, Patrick Roy, and Adam Foote---each with huge personalities and reputations---it's tough to make a mark in the locker room. But Drury's drive and youthful exuberance for the game immediately endeared him to his fellow Avs. Chris Drury, more than anything, established himself as an ultimate team player.

Unfortunately, Drury had to wait one more year before he was able to add the ultimate prize to his crowded trophy room. It wasn't until his third season that he and the Avalanche "won one for Ray," taking the Stanley Cup away from the New Jersey Devils in seven games. In the post-season, Drury added two game-winning goals and 16 playoff points to his already impressive regular season showing of 24 goals (5 game-winners) and 41 assists in 71 games.

His contributions to the Avalanche, especially in that championship year, and especially his clutch, game-saving performances, have left a lasting impression on his former Colorado teammates... He'll forever be known as one of the best players that ever wore the burgundy and blue. His intensity, his dedication, and his never-give-up attitude will always be remembered fondly by the Avalanche faithful.
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Drury has a wealth of assets, starting with his skating. He gets in on top of a goalie quickly, and we mean right on top, because he isn't afraid of crease-crashing, and is able to control the puck while charging in. He knows where the net is, and isn't afraid to get there by the shortest route possible, even though he isn't the biggest guy in the world.

Drury has quick and soft hands, and is a steady scorer. His effort is so consistent, and that's what produces his points. He already has an advanced defensive side to his game, even on nights when he isn't scoring, he is doing something to help his team win. He is a clever playmaker, but linemates can also pick up goals by following him to the net and feasting on the rebounds his efforts create.

He is capable of playing wing or centre and was used extensively at both positions. He is a smart player who quickly grasps any concepts the coaching staff pitch him.

Small but sturdy, Drury doesn't back down an inch and is usually the player who makes the pre-emptive hit. He sure doesn't play little. Drury plays hard and competes every shift, whether it's the first minute of the game or the last.

Remarkably poised and mature, with excellent leadership qualities, Drury is probably a future captain.
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Let's check veteran Chris Drury's line for the playoffs so far: 13 points, sixth among all playoff scorers, three power-play goals, one short-handed goal, one game-winner, 19:29 in average ice time a night. Gee, sounds like a guy who does it all. If ever there was a player who truly embodies the personality of his team it is the Sabres' co-captain, Drury. Quiet, understated, efficient, Drury is all of those things. As are the Sabres, as they prepare for their first conference finals since 1999.

Prior to the start of this playoff season, Drury had played 80 playoff games, all of those in Colorado, where he learned from one of the finest leaders in the game, Avalanche captain Joe Sakic. In fact, there is a definite sameness in the way both Drury and Sakic go about their business, on and off the ice.

A native of Trumbull, Conn., Drury won a Cup with Sakic and Co. in Colorado and is also a two-time Olympian. And yet, this spring marks a demarcation point for him, a giant, if quiet, step forward in terms of maturity, in terms of becoming a leader.

When the Sabres have stumbled or when they've faced adversity (as they did late in their second-round series against Ottawa), it's been Drury who's made the big play, set up the big goal or helped kill off the big penalty. There is as big a twinkle in his eye when he goes over the boards to kill penalties as when he goes on the power play "because he knows how much it means," coach Lindy Ruff said. "He's as well-rounded a player as you can have on a team."
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Throughout his career and actually his whole life, the bigger the moment, the better Chris Drury plays. Everybody knows that. At some point in this tournament, I think he's going to be a hero for us in one of these games.
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I think being in New York, I owe a huge apology, both in the New York area or across the country, to Chris Drury, who I said probably should not have been there, here in the Olympics. [He's] been a monster for Team USA. He's been one of their best players. I'll eat crow when crow needs to be eaten. This is my national apology to Chris Drury. He's just been a great, great hockey player.
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Lidstrom7
Forsberg6
Jagr6
Sakic6
Yzerman6
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C.Lemieux5
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I love reading profiles of modern players and coming across lines that make me chuckle like this:

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Drury continued to provide exceptional two-way play for the Rangers.

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Sorry about the picks writing my exam tomorrow.

With one of our skipped picks we would like to select C Scott Gomez Two top 10's in Assists including leading the league in 2003-04

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I'll figure out the rest of our picks when I get home from work, if I manage not to pass out immediately upon sitting on my couch again. The past week and a half has been absolutely brutal with work and finishing the last course for the CA program. Sorry for any hold ups.

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I love reading profiles of modern players and coming across lines that make me chuckle like this:
I think it is true. If you read the rangers blog I quoted, it talks about how his ddefensive play is still very strong and he's not the type to float around to put up easy points to justify his huge contract.

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with their skipped picks, the cornwall royals are pleased to select:

sergei samsonov (lw)
yevgeny zimin (w)
val hoffinger (d)

*hoffinger fits the soviet theme and, fills the second era requirement - which leads me to...

SOME ASSISTANCE NEEDED!
...looking for some help to fill my final slot. i'm in need of a pre-1916 player and, was hoping to find one of soviet descent. if anyone has the book "the red machine", i remember them listing three bandy players in the early chapters (unfortunately, my book is back home...). thanks!

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I think it is true. If you read the rangers blog I quoted, it talks about how his ddefensive play is still very strong and he's not the type to float around to put up easy points to justify his huge contract.
"Exceptional two-way play" means exceptional at both ends of the ice. With 58, 56, and 32 points in his three years with the Rangers, that's one end of the ice that he was not exceptional in.

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...looking for some help to fill my final slot. i'm in need of a pre-1916 player and, was hoping to find one of soviet descent.
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