Evans was already gone. Armstrong and Godfrey are pretty close. I like Godfrey better.
Regardless, I only passed on him because I thought he was already picked....
I jumped the gun and made our pick a few picks before we were up, thinking the original post was full up-to-date. You didn't pick between then and between the time I actually picked, so no harm was done.
overpass can answer the question of when Alfie actually played with Spezza and Heatley, but I'm pretty sure that it was less often than people think. I think Alfie usually played on the second line, with the major exception of the 2007 playoffs.
Backstrom, as far as I know, has always centered Ovechkin with the right wing constantly changing.
Not only can I answer the question, I can post some data. matnor was kind enough to give me the data he compiled from the HSP on players who collaborated together on points, and I've been playing around with that. By looking at EV points only we can see who players played with. Unfortunately I don't have the numbers for this past season.
Since linemates don't always share in every goal that's scored when they are on the ice, no player will hit 100% in the numbers below. I take 60% or higher to be basically full time linemates.
Spezza played with Heatley and not Alfie in the 2005-06 playoffs. They were all together in the 2006-07 playoffs, of course, and then Alfie missed the 2007-08 playoffs so it was Heatley-Spezza again.
1x Stanley Cup Champion
3x Top 20 Goals(8, 10, 20)
1x 8th Assists
1x 19th Points
Forward Charlie Sands played over 400 NHL games with four different clubs in the 30s and 40s. He was a decent offensive player who could check well and rarely found himself in the penalty box.
Born in Fort William, Ontario, Sands played with the local Forts and Port Arthur Ports of the TBSHL before dressing for three games with the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1932-33. He spent most of that season with the IAHL's Syracuse Stars then scored eight goals as a solid role player for the Leafs the next year which included participation in the Ace Bailey Benefit Game.
In May, 1934, Sands was sent to the Boston Bruins for cash. He fit in well and scored 15 goals for his new club while playing on a line with Marty Barry and xxx. Two years later he scored a personal high 18 goals for the club while teaming with Bill Cowley and Rey Getliffe.
Early in the 1939-40 season Sands was sent to the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for Herb Cain. He was a fine checker and playmaker for four years with the Habs before he was loaned to the New York Rangers for a few games in 1943-44. Sands retired in 1945-46 after playing a few contests for the Los Angeles Monarchs of the PCHL.
Bruin's victory, fashioned through the continued brilliance of Cooney Weiland and Charlie Sands, forced Blackhawks to 10 points back of the American division leaders.
Weiland slipped from a melee near the Boston net to hand Sands the puck for the first counter after nearly 16 minutes of the 2nd period. More than 17 minutes of the 3rd had gone when Sands broke away from a Hawk offensive and set up a scoring pass for Weiland.
This one includes a quote that Wilson won three scoring titles in the Thunder Bay league at the end of his career. This is not accurate; he won one, in 1930/31, though he was second in points per game. In each of the two years before that he was third in scoring, and this is presumably the three-year stretch being referred to. He played one final season after that.
Before the minor pro leagues were organized and sucked most of the best players out of senior hockey, he was never really close to a scoring title.
Left-winger Nick Mickoski played over 700 NHL games for four different clubs during the Original Six era. He was a fine goal scorer and playmaker whose 6'1" frame was difficult to bump off the puck.
Beginning in the 1948-49 season, "Broadway Nick" spent parts of seven seasons with the Rangers. After scoring 20 points in 1949-50, he helped the Rangers reach the Stanley Cup finals for the last time in 22 years. During the overtime period of the seventh game, he hit the post then watched YYY become a hero in Motown. In 1950-51, he hit the 20-goal mark while teamed with XXX and Don Raleigh.
Mickoski joined the Chicago Black Hawks in 1954-55 and was a fine two- way worker with Ed Litzenberger and Red Sullivan. He was picked up by the Detroit Red Wings halfway through the 1957-58 season and made his first playoff appearance in eight years. After playing 66 games for the club in 1958-59, he was acquired by the Boston Bruins where he played his last half season.
Originally Posted by Players: The Ultimate A-Z Guide to Everyone Who Ever Played in the NHL
Skated like the wind...
Originally Posted by Chicago Tribune
Nicholas Mickoski, the 30 year old Winnipeg digger who for three seasons was the most diligent worker on the Chicago Black Hawks, labored long and hard again last night, but this time for the Detroit Red Wings.
-Feb 10, 1958, Page C1, 12 SEC. TO GO--EX-HAWK BEATS HAWKS!
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Bob murdoch was an outstanding choice. He was next on my list for d-men but I don't think I would have been taking a d-man next.
Dude played a lot of minutes, and for very good teams too. Was the #4 behind three hhofers when the habs won the 1973 cup. He got norris/AS consideration in two seasons.
I didn't know about his minutes played stat or Norris consideration. I drafted him based on other merits in the AAA11:
Originally Posted by VanIslander
... defenseman Bob Murdoch, who began his 12-year NHL career with a deep Habs team, playing only 2 games in the 1971 Stanley Cup winning playoffs as a rookie but winning a starting job in 1972-73 with the Canadiens and scoring 24 points in 69 games and playing 13 postseason games on route to the Stanley Cup that year. Because of the depth of the Montreal blueline, he was traded to Los Angeles where he represented the Kings in the 1975 all-star game and became their leading all-time blueline point getter despite playing a conservative defense-first style. His good career plus-minus of +157 is impressive given his years on an expansion club. He went straight into a successful coaching career in 1982 after 278 points and 764 PIM in 757 games.
He was a defensive defenseman. His job, when done properly, was not to stand out. If he was noticed then it was for a mistake rather than for a spectacular offensive play. The key to playing the position, just as it is now, was a thorough knowledge of the game and how to put that to good use.