ATD 2014 - the Bios Thread

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  1. Rob Scuderi

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    Credit to seventieslord and Leafs Forever for the basis of this bio.

    Eric Nesterenko, RW
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    Awards and Achievements
    1 x Stanley Cup Champion (1961)
    4 x Stanley Cup Finalist (1962, 1965, 1968, 1971)

    Scoring
    SH Goals: 1st(1965), 1st(1967), 3rd(1969), 5th(1968)*, 7th(1964)*, 8th(1970)*

    *Achieved with particularly low totals

    Most Shorthanded points 1952-53 to 1966-67 (via overpass):


    Hockey cards repeatedly call him one of the best defensive forwards in the game
    Shadowing Mahovlich
    Shadowing Howe
    Nesterenko bothered defensemen as well
     
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  2. Rob Scuderi

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    Adding a few quotes and team scoring table to EB's bio
     
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    Awards and Achievements:
    7 x Stanley Cup Champion (1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1965, 1966)

    1st Team Al-Star (1962)

    Norris – 3rd(1962), 7th(1963)
    All-Star – 2nd(1962), 5th(1963), 11th(1964)


    Scoring Accomplishments:
    Points among Defensemen – 1st(1962), 7th(1961), 7th(1963), 9th(1965), 10th(1959), 13th(1958), 14th(1956), 16th(1957), 16th(1960), 18th(1964)

    Play-off Points among Defensemen – 2nd(1970), 4th(1958), 5th(1960), 5th(1961), 6th(1956), 6th(1957), 6th(1962), 7th(1966), 8th(1964)


    5-Year Peak: 1961 to 1965
    3rd in Points, 99% of 2nd place Tim Horton
    7th in Goals, 51% of 2nd place Pierre Pilote
    2nd in Assists, 68% of 1st place Pierre Pilote

    10-Year Peak: 1956 to 1965
    6th in Points, 63% of 2nd place Bill Gadsby
    12th in Goals, 51% of 2nd place Bill Gadsby
    5th in Assists, 67% of 2nd place Pierre Pilote


    Scoring Percentages:
    Points among Defensemen - 112(1962), 89(1961), 83(1963), 63(1965), 58(1964), 54(1959)

    Best 6 Seasons: 459
     
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    Awards and Achievements:
    Norris voting – 11th(1980), 18th(1981)
    All-Star voting – 10th(1978), 10th(1979), 12th(1980), 14th(1981)


    Offensive Accomplishments:
    Points among Defensemen – 3rd(1979), 3rd(1983), 4th(1980), 5th(1984), 7th(1978), 8th(1986), 11th(1985), 13th(1982), 14th(1981)
    Goals among Defensemen – 1st(1981), 2nd(1980), 2nd(1983), 3rd(1984), 3rd(1986), 5th(1979), 5th(1982), 6th(1978), 8th(1985)


    5-Year Peak: 1979 to 1983
    2nd in Points among Defensemen, 94% of 1st place Denis Potvin
    1st in Goals among Defensemen, 116 of 2nd place Denis Potvin
    5th in Assist among Defensemen s, 86% of 2nd place Denis Potvin

    10-Year Peak: 1978 to 1987
    4th in Points among Defensemen, 91% of 2nd place Paul Coffey
    2nd in Goals among Defensemen, 97% of 1st place Paul Coffey
    6th in Assists among Defensemen, 89% of 2nd place Paul Coffey


    Scoring Percentages:
    Points among Defensemen – 99(1983), 92(1979), 88(1980), 82(1985), 82(1986), 76(1978), 76(1981), 73(1984), 71(1982)

    Best 6 Seasons: 519
     
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    Defenseman James Patrick

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    Biographical Information courtesy of http://www.hockey-reference.com/players/p/patrija01.html

    Position: D ▪ Shoots: Right
    Height: 6-2 ▪ Weight: 202 lbs.
    Born: June 14, 1963 (Age 50) in Winnipeg, Manitoba

    Stats On Patrick courtesy of http://www.hockey-reference.com/players/p/patrija01.html:

    -639 points in 1280 career games
    -1 Top 10 Finish in Plus Mine
    -1280 Games rank him 93rd all time

    Legends Of Hockey:

    Joe Pelletier:

    Final Thoughts:

    Glad to have James Patrick, I think he is a good final addition to the top 6 on defense for the Racers.
     
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    Centre Rick Macleish

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    Biographical Information courtesy of http://www.hockey-reference.com/players/m/macleri01.html

    Position: C ▪ Shoots: Left
    Height: 5-11 ▪ Weight: 185 lbs.
    Born: January 3, 1950 (Age 64) in Lindsay, Ontario

    Stats on Macleish courtesy of http://www.hockey-reference.com/players/m/macleri01.html

    -759 points in 846 career games
    -107 points in 114 career playoff games
    -3 Time All Star
    -2 Time Top 10 Finisher for Goals and Points in a Season
    -23 short handed goals ranks him 47th all time

    Legends Of Hockey

    Joe Pelletier:

    Final thoughts:

    Glad to get Macleish, reads as a solid 2 way guy, think he'll do good for the team.
     
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    With our 448th pick, the Guelph Platers select: LW, Dave Balon


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    Career Highlights

    Stanley Cup Champion 1965, 1966
    NHL All Star Game 1965, 1967 (Montreal), 1968 (Minnesota), 1971 (NYR).



    Vitals:

    Position: LW
    Shoots: Left
    Height: 5-10
    Weight: 180lbs.
    Born: Aug 2, 1938 (Wakaw, Saskatchewan)



    Regular Season

    Top 10s
    Goals: 8, 9, 10
    ES Goals: 3, 9, 9, 10
    Points: 10

    Balon was a very effective scorer considering he was often assigned to check the other team's best players at the same time.

    Unfortunately he began suffering from (at that time undiagnosed) MS which robbed him of his abilities only a few seasons after establishing himself as a Top 10 scoring threat.




    Playoffs

    Balon was strong in the playoffs with his two-way play and led the playoffs in assists for the expansion Minnesota North Stars in their first season.

    The highlight of his playoff career was assisting on Henri Richard's Game 6 OT goal to win the Stanley Cup in 1966.




    Quotations & Perspectives:


    An article about Dave Balon's long fight with MS, highlighting the dedication both he and his wife and family had with one another:
    Dave Balon's Silent Fight


    Source


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  8. TheDevilMadeMe

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    Kevin Hatcher, D

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    He's a RH shot who can play the second unit of both special teams. I'm planning on doing just that while giving him #6 minutes at even strength - I think it's the best way to get the most out of his talents, while keeping the stupidity to a minimum.

    Hatcher is a big, strong, and fast defenseman with a great shot, who was sometimes prone to spectacular brain farts, but his on-paper resume is excellent for a guy drafted at this point.

    Basic awards voting and stats:
    • AS Voting: 5, 7, 9, 10, 12, 14
    • Norris voting: 4, 6, 7, 12
    • 5x NHL All Star Game Participant
    • Goals rankings among defensemen: 1, 2, 2, 5, 6, 8, 11, 18
    • Point rankings among defensemen: 5, 6, 7, 11, 15, 15, 18
    Hatcher was an incredible special teams player:
    • 51% career PK Usage - 32nd All-Time among post expansion defensemen - for teams 8% better than league average)
    • Kevin Hatcher averaged this usage over 1157 games. The only defensemen with over 1000 games who had more PK usage than Kevin Hatcher were Ray Bourque, Serge Savard, Chris Chelios, Scott Stevens, Derian Hatcher, Borje Salming, Chris Pronger, Denis Potvin, Nicklas Lidstrom, Carol Vadnais, Adam Foote, and Craig Ludwig (Source)
    • 54% career PP Usage
    • Junk stat - if you multiple his PP and PK usage together, he's 20th all-time among post expansion defensemen
    TOI Ranks On Team(87-88 to 00-01), 14 years:
    • Overall: 3, 2, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 3, 1
    • ES: 4, 4, 2, 1, 1, 1, 2, 1, 2, 1, 2, 2, 3, 3
    • PK: 2, 2, 1, 2, 2, 1, 1, 3, 5, 2, 2, 1, 3, 1
    He was a top pairing defenseman on his team's PKs for 11 seasons in the NHL, and those PKs were generally well above average, despite not having spectacular goaltending. On the PK, he can keep things simple and act as a crease clearer. I see Hatcher as sort of a lesser version of Rob Blake in that regards - prone to bad decisions at even strength, but a strong PK guy because he can keep things simple.

    International Career:
    • 1996 World Cup of Hockey Gold Medalist (Kevin Hatcher was one of the USA's starting 6, starting every game, unlike Phil Housley who only played 1 game and was on the bench for most of the tournament)
    • 1987, 1991 Canada Cup Participant
    • 1998 Olympics
    Seventieslord's study of "offensive defensemen":
    Introduction
    The Study
    Glossary
    Player notes

    Quotes (via BillyShoes):

    http://washingtoncapitalslegends.blogspot.com/2009/06/kevin-hatcher.html

    http://www.legendsofhockey.net/LegendsOfHockey/jsp/SearchPlayer.jsp?player=10619

    http://www.usahockey.com/ushhof/default.aspx?NAV=AF_01&id=289730

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/article/magazine/MAG1007231/4/index.htm

    http://books.google.com/books?id=Jv...EwBg#v=onepage&q=kevin hatcher hockey&f=false

    http://www.nytimes.com/1999/10/01/s...-hatcher-acquired-by-rangers-for-popovic.html

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/olympics/events/1998/nagano/athletes/322.htm

    http://news.google.com/newspapers?i...=1530,3820947&dq=kevin+hatcher+physical&hl=en
     
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    Gordon "Doc" Roberts, LW

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    At the end of Vol. 1 of The Trail of the Stanley Cup the author, Charles L. Coleman, selected his all-star team for 1893-1926. He considered Cyclone Taylor and Newsy Lalonde to be rovers, not forwards. The nominees for forwards were: Russell Bowie, Harry Broadbent, Jack Darragh, Cy Denneny, Frank Foyston, Harry Hyland, Joe Malone, Frank Nighbor, Didier Pitre, Gordon Roberts, and Ernie Russell. He selected Russell Bowie, Joe Malone and Frank Nighbor.

    http://www.psacardfacts.com/CardDetail.aspx?item=3

    http://hockeyhistorysis.blogspot.com/search/label/Gord Roberts

    Overall stats

    - Top-10 in goals 7 times (1st*, 2nd*, 2nd, 2nd, 3rd*, 8th, 9th) *-PCHA
    - Top-10 in assists 3 times (2nd, 4th, 10th)
    - Top-10 in points 7 times (2nd*, 2nd, 2nd, 3rd*, 5th*, 6th, 10th) *-PCHA

    Season by season stats
    (to be added later)

    Robert's shot was legendary (all quotes were in Nalyd Psycho's profile):

    Roberts was big and strong. While he didn't have the temperament to get as violent as some of his contemporaries, he was not out of his element when things got rough:

    Roberts seems to have been at least a plus defensive player

    Here are the quotes from the paper:

    Now being an amazing backchecker during one Stanley Cup final series doesn't mean he was that way for his whole career (and I doubt he was; otherwise the information would be easier to find). But I think Roberts can be considered a plus defensive player..

    With a cherrypicker like Gordie Drillon on RW, I wanted a LW who was at least willing to backcheck, and I think Gord Roberts will do that.
     
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    ResilientBeast ATD Draft Czar

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    Jacques Lemaire Coach

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    NHL Stanley Cup Champion 94/95
    Olympic Gold Medal 09/10
    Jack Adams Trophy (1994, 2003)

    Jack Adams Nomination:

    Top-10:
    1984-85: 4th position
    1993-94: 1st position
    1996-97: 4th position
    1997-98: 6th position
    2002-03: 1st position
    2006-07: 7th position
    2010-11: 5th position


    http://www.inlouwetrust.com/2010/4/26/1445327/jacques-lemaire-retires-what-he

    http://www.thehockeynews.com/articles/36904-THNcom-Blog-Minnesota-Wild-missing-Jacques-Lemaire.html

    http://habslegends.blogspot.ca/2008/07/jacques-lemaire.html

    http://ca.sports.yahoo.com/nhl/blog/puck_daddy/post/The-smothering-defense-of-Minnesota-coach-Jacque?urn=nhl,109137'

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/article/magazine/MAG1143020/index.htm

    http://www.inlouwetrust.com/2011/9/6/2408894/the-neutral-zone-trap-the-new-jersey-devils

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/article/magazine/MAG1023858/2/index.htm

     
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    Lars-Erik Sjoberg
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    1x Elitserien Best Player "Guldpucken" (1969)
    1x World Championship Best Defenseman (1974)
    1x World Champiobship All-Star Team (1974)

    1x WHA Best Defenseman (1978)
    1x WHA All-Star Team (1978)
    3x WHA All-Star Game participant (1975, 1976, 1978)
    3x Avco Trophy winner
    Member of WHA Hall of Fame

    Sjoberg was a two-way defenseman noted for his puckmoving abilities, hipcheck, and leadership. He captained the Jets after his first year in the WHA. He was also an intelligent player, Coach Billy Harris had him help prepare Team Canada '74 for defending against the Soviets.

    Named to Sporting News Poll for 1976 WHA All-Star Team
    His return from a severed Achilles tendon during the 1979 season helped propel the Jets to the Avco Trophy
    Scouting Reports
    Hockey Cards
    MVP of Sweden during Canada Cup game against Canada
    Helped Coach Billy Harris prepare Team Canada for the 1974 Summit Series
    Coached the Jets for a game while hurt
     
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    Steve Kasper, C
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    Selke Trophy Voting: 1, 2, 4, 4; three votes twice, two votes twice, one vote twice

    Killed 49% of teams' penalties for units 8% above average

    Boston Seventh Player Award (Unsung Hero): 1980-81
    Los Angeles Best Defensive Player: 1989-90, 1990-91

    Shadowing Gretzky
    Other articles
     
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    Art Coulter, D

    Position: Defenseman
    HT/WT: 5'11", 185 lbs
    Handedness: Right
    Born: May 31, 1909 in Winnipeg, Manitoba

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    - inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1974.
    - 2-time Stanley Cup Champion - (1934, 1940)
    - 4 acknowledgements for Second NHL All-Star Team - (1935, 1938, 1939, 1940)
    - scored 30 goals, 82 assists for 112 points in 465 regular season games played, adding 543 penalty minutes.
    - scored 4 goals, 5 assists for 9 points in 49 playoff games played, adding 61 penalty minutes.

    Quotes

    More quotes in BC's excellent bio.
     
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    Eric Lindros, C

    Position: Centre
    HT/WT: 6'4", 240 lbs
    Handedness: Right
    Nickname(s): "Big E"
    Born: February 28, 1973 in London, Ontario

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    - won an Olympic Gold medal with Canada in 2002.
    - 1-time recipient of the Hart Memorial Trophy - (1995)
    - 1-time recipient of the Lester B. Pearson Award - (1995)
    - 6-time Top-10 in All-Star C Voting - (1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 9)
    - 1 acknowledgment for NHL First All-Star Team - (1995)
    - 1 acknowledgment for NHL Second All-Star Team - (1996)
    - led the 1996-97 post-season in scoring with 26 points.
    - scored 372 goals, 493 assists for 865 points in 760 regular season games played, adding 1398 penalty minutes.
    - scored 24 goals, 33 assists for 57 points in 53 playoff games played, adding 122 penalty minutes.

    Top 10 Finishes:
    Goals - 4x - (6, 7, 9, 9)
    Assists - 3x - (4, 6, 9)
    Points - 3x - (1, 6, 7)

    Voting Record

    Hart Trophy:

    1st (94-95), 3rd (95-96), 6th (98-99), 9th (92-93), 9th (96-97)

    Selke Trophy:

    14th (98-99), 15th (96-97), 22nd (95-96)

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    Fred "Bun" Cook, LW

    Position: Left Wing
    HT/WT: 5'11", 180 lbs
    Handedness: Left
    Nickname(s): "Bun"
    Born: September 18, 1903 in Kingston, Ontario

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    - inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1995.
    - 4-time Top-10 in All-Star LW Voting - (2, 3, 3, 5)
    - 2-time Stanley Cup Champion - (1928, 1933)
    - 1 acknowledgment for Second NHL All-Star Team - (1931)
    - scored 158 goals, 144 assists for 302 points in 473 regular season games played, adding 444 penalty minutes.
    - scored 15 goals, 3 assists for 18 points in 46 playoff games played, adding 50 penalty minutes.

    Top 10 Finishes:
    Goals - 4x - (4, 10, 10, 10)
    Assists - 4x - (2, 6, 7, 9)
    Points - 3x - (7, 7, 10)


     
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    Ken Hodge, RW

    Position: Right Wing
    HT/WT: 6'2", 214 lbs
    Handedness: Right
    Born: June 25th, 1944 in Birmingham, United Kingdom

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    - 2-time Stanley Cup Champion - (1970, 1972)
    - 2 acknowledgments for First NHL All-Star Team - (1971, 1974)
    - 6-time Top-10 in All-Star RW Voting (1, 1, 3, 6, 7, 7)
    - scored 328 goals, 472 assists for 800 points in 881 regular season games played, adding 779 penalty minutes.
    - scored 34 goals, 47 assists for 81 points in 97 playoff games played, adding 120 penalty minutes.

    Top 10 Finishes:
    Goals - 3x - (4, 4, 4)
    Assists - 2x - (4, 8)
    Points - 3x (3, 4, 5)
    Powerplay Goals - 4x - (3, 3, 4, 10)

    Voting Record:

    Hart Trophy Voting:

    11th (73-74)

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    Right Winger Jim Pappin

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    Biographical Information courtesy of http://www.hockey-reference.com/players/p/pappiji01.html

    Position: RW ▪ Shoots: Right
    Height: 6-0 ▪ Weight: 190 lbs.
    Born: September 10, 1939 in Sudbury, Ontario

    Stats on Pappin courtesy of http://www.hockey-reference.com/players/p/pappiji01.html:

    -Multi Time All Star
    -278 G 295 A for 573 Pts in 767 Games
    -Led 1967 playoffs in points
    -1 Top 10 finish in Goals and Points for a season
    -Led league in game winning goals in 1966-1967

    Legends Of Hockey:

    Joe Pelletier:

    Final thoughts:

    Glad to get Pappin, guy reads as a very solid hockey player
     
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    Vezina Record: 1, 2, 2, 2, 3

    Stanley Cup: 1991 and 1992

    Save Percentage Top 10's: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 10

    NHL 1st Team All Star: 1984
    NHL 2nd Team All Star: 1985 and 1993

    Team USA: 1984 and 1987 Canada Cup, 1986 WC's, 2002 Winter Olympics

    Barrasso holds the all time record for assists by a netminder with 48
    http://www.quanthockey.com/nhl/records/nhl-goalies-all-time-assists-leaders.html

    Ranks 5th on The Hockey News list of All Time puck handling goaltenders.
    http://www.thehockeynews.com/articles/37637-Best-puckhandling-goalies.html

    Joe Pelletier

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    In his rookie NHL season, Barrasso won the Vezina Trophy as the leagues best netminder and the Calder Trophy as the top rookie thanks to a 26-12-3 record and a 2.84 GAA. He was named to the first all star team.

    After his spectacular season, Barrasso was being hailed as the best goalie in the world by many. He confirmed his elite status by representing Team USA at the 1984 Canada Cup, and then by improving his second season NHL totals to 25-28-10 and a 2.66 GAA. He shared the Jennings trophy and was named to the second team all stars.

    Barrasso and Bob Sauve had battled for the starters job much of the previous two seasons, but the Sabres ended the goaltending controversy by trading Sauve and declaring Barrasso as their number one man. Barrasso's playing time increased but his numbers fell.

    Early in the 1988-89 season, Barrasso was traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins. Pittsburgh's powerful offense, led by Mario Lemieux and Paul Coffey, needed some defensive help. Barrasso proved to be that help, as he was an important part of back to back Stanley Cup championships in 1991 and 1992.

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    Just after the start of the 1988-89 season, Barrasso was traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins. Pittsburgh's powerful offense needed some defensive help and having Barrasso in the crease was a major piece of the championship puzzle for the Penguins. In 1991 and 1992 Pittsburgh won the Stanley Cup, due in large part to Barrasso's outstanding play in the net.

    During the 1996 playoffs there were flashes of the old brilliance and in particular in the Penguins' series against the Florida Panthers. Barrasso later became the first American born goalie to win 300 career NHL games.

    Playoffs
    Quote:
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - May 27, 1991 (after the first Cup victory)
    Barrasso played Game 6 against the Minnesota North Stars Saturday night as if it were his last game. He took one for the team - a shot of pain-killer to the groin - then stood up to the North Stars' Neal Broten, who ran him in the opening seconds, stood up to 39 shots, stood up to his critics who long tormented him by saying he can't win the big games.

    For a guy who was a questionable starter - the missed the final two periods of Game 5 Thursday night with a pulled groin muscle - Barrasso was at the top of the Penguins' long list of heroes in their 8-0 Cup-clinching victory.

    "There was no question in my mind I wasn't going to miss this game," Barrasso said. "I was here to play. I had Dr. [Chip] Burke give me a shot to numb up my groin. I felt nothing the entire game. I've got the whole summer to recuperate."
    ...
    Barrasso had an answer for everything the North Stars tried.
    ...
    "The shutout is really irrelevant," Barrasso said. "The Cup is all that matters."
    ...
    The shutout, the first in the finals since 1986, was fairly indicative of Barrasso's play in the postseason. He finishes with a 12-7 record and had the best goals-against average (2.60) and save percentage (.919) of the playoff goaltenders. He easily could have won the Conn Smythe MVP award if Mario Lemieux had not played so spectacularly in the final three games against Minnesota.
    ...
    Barrasso certainly has Samuelsson's endorsement. "With this team, you start with Mario Lemieux. He's half of the team. Then, you add Tom Barrasso. After that, anybody could go out there and win."

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch - June 3, 1992
    Quote:
    CHICAGO - Pittsburgh star Mario Lemieux gazed at the Conn Smythe Trophy sitting on a table beside him Monday night at Chicago Stadium and wondered whether he deserved it.

    He already had one ''Connie Smythe,'' as he called it, in his trophy case at home. He felt that Penguins goalie Tom Barrasso might have been a better choice this year for the award given to the most valuable player of the Stanley Cup playoffs. ''I thought it was Tommy all the way,'' Lemieux said. ''He was superb the last three games of the Washington series, when we came back from a 3-1 deficit. ''He played unbelievable when we swept Boston. This should have gone to him, that's for sure.''

    Instead, the big guy, Super Mario, collected his second successive Conn Smythe to go with the Penguins' second successive Stanley Cup. Pittsburgh wrapped up their Cup defense Monday night with a 6-5 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks to complete a four-game sweep. Barrasso, 27, finished a distant second in the MVP voting, but he said he didn't feel the least bit slighted. To him, it was a team accomplishment.

    http://www.lcshockey.com/issues/63/feature6.asp

    Quote:
    There was a time a couple of years ago when I claimed Scotty Bowman's time as the premiere coach in hockey was at an end because of the way he single-handedly crushed the Penguins' hopes at three-peating as Stanley Cup Champs. Amongst the rationales I had for this somewhat unorthodox claim was the way he ran goaltender Tom Barrasso into the ground by having him start the last third of the season in quest of a relatively meaningless unbeaten streak record. Sure enough, Barrasso went cold in the second round as the Penguins lost to the lowly Islanders, and Bowman had allowed Ken Wregget to practically atrophy by not playing him.

    http://www.lcshockey.com/issues/LCS02.txt

    Quote:
    1994 - PENGUINS DISAPPOINT TWO YEARS IN A ROW

    [long list of Penguins who played poorly in the Washington series]...

    As shown above, a lot of changes have to be made if the Penguins want to get back to the playoffs and be effective. General Manager Craig Patrick has a big task ahead of him. He has to find a way to replace an aging defensive corp to help out Tom Barrasso (who had an excellent playoff series) in net and create a balanced offense that can be more efficient in the playoffs. Good luck, Mr. Patrick. You're going to need it.

    Barrasso and Injury

    http://takingonefortheteam.blogspot....s-history.html - Major Penguins Injuries

    Quote:
    Tom Barrasso' chicken pox ('92-'93 season) - Once again, not really an injury, but it cost Tommy 10 games that year. Considering how good the Penguins were that year, it's not out of the question to think that Tommy starts 9 of those games and wins at least 7 of them, making him the first and only 50 game winner in NHL history.

    will update shortly.........
     
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    Goalie Harry Lumley

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    Biographical information courtesy of http://www.hockey-reference.com/players/l/lumleha01.html

    Position: G ▪ Catches: Left
    Height: 6-0 ▪ Weight: 195 lbs.
    Born: November 11, 1926 in Owen Sound, Ontario

    Awards on Lumley courtesy of http://www.hockey-reference.com/players/l/lumleha01.html

    -330 Career Wins
    -2 Time 1st Team Post Season All Star
    -2 Time league leader in wins
    -3 Time league leader in shutouts
    -1954 Vezina Trophy Winner

    Legends Of Hockey

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    Glad to get Lumley, I think he'll help spell Smith in net in the regular season and be a quality fill in in any situation.
     
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    Derian Hatcher, D

    Position: Defenseman
    HT/WT: 6'5", 235 lbs
    Handedness: Left
    Born: June 4th, 1972 in Sterling Heights, Michigan

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    - 1-time Stanley Cup Champion - (1999)
    - 2-time Top-13 in All-Star D Voting - (4, 11, 11, 13)
    - captained the Dallas Stars for eight seasons - (1995-2003)
    - scored 80 goals, 251 assists for 331 points in 1045 regular season games played, adding 1581 penalty minutes.
    - scored 7 goals, 26 assists for 33 points in 133 playoff games played, adding 248 penalty minutes.

    Voting Record:

    Norris Trophy Voting:

    3rd (02-03), 7th (98-99), 13th (00-01), 16th (99-00), 17th (96-97)

    Quotes

    *** - suggests Hatcher is built for the All-Time Draft, a solid defenseman in any era.

     
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    ImporterExporter "You're a boring old man"

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    The Hornets will take the man who owned Russian Hockey in the 1950's and was considered by some as the "Russian Bobby Orr". A bit of a reach i think last year at pick 365, i feel like this is extremely good value at 530. He'll pair nicely with the defensive minded Ken Morrow. Rounding out our defense:

    Nikolai Sologubov D

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    http://www.britishpathe.com/video/ice-hockey-1/query/central


    -7 Time Russian All Star between 1951 and 1959
    http://hfboards.mandatory.com/showthread.php?t=593025


    Aside from Viacheslav Fetisov, Nikolai Sologubov is often considered the best defenseman in Soviet hockey history. Because of the many changes in the eras the two defenders played in, who is better becomes sort of a generational debate much like Bobby Orr and Eddie Shore in the NHL.

    A former bandy star, Sologubov nearly never played as he was severely injured in combat in WWII. He betrayed doctor's orders and worked his way back to become one of the all time greats.

    Bobby Bauer, coach of the Canadian Olympic team in 1956, said he was good enough to play on any NHL team at that time.

    Seve Bobrov, who, as the top Soviet scorer of the era, often duelled with Sologubov, said Sologubov gave him more trouble than any player including the Canadians. Said Bobrov "I could be happy if I scored just a single goal in a game" against him in an era when Bobrov often scored several.

    Sologubov's resume includes the 1956 Olympic gold, the 1963 world championship gold and nine USSR championships. Three times he was named as the top defenseman at the Olympics and/or world championships.

    Sologubov, a long time captain of both the Red Army and Team USSR, scored 132 goals in 350 games (only bettered by Fetisov in a more offensive era for defensemen).

    http://www.1972summitseries.com/othersologubov.html

    http://jaysonhron.wordpress.com/2011/10/26/1959-missiles-pucks-and-orange-juice/

    http://internationalhockeylegends.blogspot.com/2006/12/nikolai-sologubov.html

    -Sports Illustrated, 1960
    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/article/magazine/MAG1146562/index.htm

    -IronPigs, 2010
    http://www.goironpigs.com/?p=5273

    -The Leader Post, 1959
    http://news.google.com/newspapers?i...AAAIBAJ&dq=russian hockey team&pg=6082,523166

    -Greatest Hockey Legends, 2014
    http://www.greatesthockeylegends.com/2014/01/international-hockey-legends-of-day_13.html

    -Moscow Times, 2006
    http://www.themoscowtimes.com/sports/article/big-red-machine-marks-50-years/207092.html

    -The Miami News, 1957
    http://news.google.com/newspapers?n...Z5MzAAAAIBAJ&sjid=c-oFAAAAIBAJ&pg=6177,886126

    -Red Berenson, IIHF.com, 2004
    http://www.iihf.com/fileadmin/user_upload/PDF/The_IIHF/IIHF_Vol8No2.pdf
     
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    Jim Neilson, D

    Position: Defenseman
    HT/WT: 6'2", 205 lbs
    Handedness: Left
    Nickname(s): "Chief"
    Born: November 28th, 1940 in Big River, Saskatchewan

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    - 4-time Top-10 in All-Star D Voting - (4, 5, 6, 9)
    - 1 acknowledgment for NHL Second All Star Team - (1968)
    - Top-12 in league Defense Scoring 6 Times (4th, 5th, 7th, 8th, 11th, 12th)
    - averaged an estimated 24.73 minutes per game post-expansion (age 27-37)
    - Ranked 1st, 1st, 3rd, 2nd, 2nd, 4th, 5th in icetime on strong post-expansion NYR blueline
    - scored 69 goals, 299 assists for 368 points in 1023 regular season games played, adding 904 penalty minutes.
    - scored 1 goal, 17 assists for 18 points in 65 playoff games played, adding 61 penalty minutes.

    Voting Record:

    Hart Trophy Voting:

    14th (67-68)

    Norris Trophy Voting:

    4th (67-68), 5th (69-70), 8th (70-71)

    Quotes

    Great quotes about Neilson's play in this bio by seventies.
     
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    Left Winger Kelly Miller

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    Biographical Information courtesy of http://www.hockey-reference.com/players/m/milleke01.html

    Position: LW ▪ Shoots: Left
    Height: 5-11 ▪ Weight: 195 lbs.
    Born: March 3, 1963 in Lansing, Michigan

    Stats on Miller courtesy of http://www.hockey-reference.com/players/m/milleke01.html

    -463 points in 1057 career games
    -2 Time League Leader in Games played
    -Selke finalist in 1991-1992
    -4 Top 10 Finishes in Selke Voting
    -54 Points in 119 Career playoff Games

    Legends Of Hockey

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    Glad to have gotten Miller, the guy should be a great add for my PK as well as my bottom 2 lines.
     
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    Bill Cook, RW

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    Cook was a power forward, captain of 2 Cup winners, and should probably be credited with the equivalent of 3-4 Art Rosses.

    http://news.google.com/newspapers?n...NcjAAAAIBAJ&sjid=9SMEAAAAIBAJ&pg=5359,5108544

    WCHL career (ages 26-29)

    1923 (age 26): 8th in WCHL scoring when probably about 1/4 of the talent was in the WCHL. Good, not great. This was Bill Cook's first professional season.

    1924 (age 27): led the WCHL in goals, assists, and points. The WCHL had surpassed the PCHA by this point - they played an interlocking schedule and Cook led the combined leagues in scoring. The NHL still had about half the talent, however (maybe slightly less). Cook led his league in scoring 40-34 (by 18%), the widest margin of any of the leaders. A decent chance of being the Art Ross winner in a consolidated league.

    1925 (age 28): Missed 3 games and finished 1 point behind the two players who tied for the scoring championship. 3rd in points and goals, 5th in assists.

    1926 (age 29): led the WCHL (now called WHL) in points and goals by very large margins (6th in assists). Almost certainly the Art Ross winner in a consolidated league.

    After 1926, the WHL folded and the best players joined the NHL. Led by Bill Cook former WHL players were all over the NHL scoring boards. 3 of the top 4, 6 of the top 10, and 11 of the top 20 NHL scorers in 1927 had spent the previous year in the WHL.

    Overall Points: 8th (1923), 1st (1924), 3rd (1925), 1st (1926)
    Overall Goals: 1st (1924), 3rd (1925), 1st (1926)
    Overall Assists: 1st (1924), 5th (1925), 6th (1926)

    NHL career(aged 30-40):

    Points: 1st (1927), 10th (1928), 7th (1929), 4th (1930), 4th (1931), 4th (1932), 1st (1933)

    Goals: 1st (1927), 10th (1928), 6th (1929), 6th (1930), 2nd (1931), 1st (1932), 1st (1933), 5th (1935)

    Assists: 8th (1929), 3rd (1930), 6th (1933)

    General quotes on skill set

    Cook was known for having an amazing backhand shot (in addition to his forehand shot)



    Toughness

    Newsy Lalonde selected Bill Cook as one of two RWs on his "All-Time Meanest-Toughest Team:"

    http://news.google.com/newspapers?n...zwyAAAAIBAJ&sjid=MOUFAAAAIBAJ&pg=5290,1877673

    In 1958, the six NHL general managers "the six NHL general managers were asked to name the toughest player they ever saw and the toughest men playing at that time..." One of them named Bill Cook as the toughest he ever saw. Source = Blood on Ice by Ira Gitler

    Lester Patrick on Bill Cook's leadership:

    The Patrick's, Hockey's Royal Family, pg 180-181

    All-Time Teams

    Cook's (likely biased) teammates considered him in the running for the greatest player of all-time

    Via Sports Illustrated's 1956 article on whether Maurice Richard was the greatest player of All-Time

    Description of the late 20s Rangers

    http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=dDc0AAAAIBAJ&sjid=cvUIAAAAIBAJ&pg=6638,938102&hl=en
     
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    Mike Foligno, RW
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    18th in goals, 5th in ES goals in 1986
    Selke Trophy voting: 13th (1984)

    Captain of Sabres 1989-90 season

     

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