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Old 07-27-2006, 11:48 PM   #101
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You still have another pick...
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Old 07-28-2006, 01:18 AM   #102
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I had like 4 guys in mind, anyway one of them will probably slip to my next pick. Anyway....


The Kings select.....

Jacques Plante

Jacques Plante began playing in the NHL in 1952 for the Montreal Canadiens, where he became well known and played the majority of his career. He was a flamboyant, popular player, known for raising his arms high over his head in a "V" victory salute when his team won a key game.

One of the greatest goalies of all time, Plante's contributions to how the position of goalie is understood are beyond that of any other individual. Plante was the first goalie to skate behind the net to stop the puck (a now common practice). He also was the first to raise his arm on an icing call to let his defensemen know what was happening. He perfected a stand-up style that emphasized positional play, cutting down the angles and staying square to the shooter.

He also the first one that created the goalie mask.

Vezina Trophy (1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1962, 1969; shared with Glenn Hall)
First Team All-Star Goalie (1956, 1959, 1962)
Second Team All-Star Goalie (1957, 1958, 1960, 1971)
Hart Memorial Trophy (1962)
played in eight All-Star games (1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1962, 1969, 1970)
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1. Wayne Gretzky (C)
18. Eddie Shore (D)
19. Jacques Plante(G)
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Old 07-28-2006, 10:13 AM   #103
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Ok, with my next pick, I select Mark Messier, C. I actually don't care too much for the guy, but you can't ignore his stats. Sits second all time only to Gretz.

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1989-90 Hart Memorial Trophy
1989-90 Lester B. Pearson Trophy
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Old 07-28-2006, 02:14 PM   #104
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I'll take Mike Bossy, RW Islanders



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                              Regular Season              Playoffs 
Season  Team                    Lge   GP  G   A   Pts  PIM   GP  G  A  Pts PIM 
    
1977-78 New York Islanders      NHL   73  53  38  91   6     7   2  2  4   2     
1978-79 New York Islanders      NHL   80  69  57  126  25    10  6  2  8   2  
1979-80 New York Islanders      NHL   75  51  41  92   12    16  10 13 23  8  
1980-81 New York Islanders      NHL   79  68  51  119  32    18  17 18 35  4 
1981-82 New York Islanders      NHL   80  64  83  147  22    19  17 10 27  0 
1982-83 New York Islanders      NHL   79  60  58  118  20    19  17 9  26  10   
1983-84 New York Islanders      NHL   67  51  67  118  8     21  8  10 18  4 
1984-85 New York Islanders      NHL   76  58  59  117  38    10  5  6  11  4 
1985-86 New York Islanders      NHL   80  61  62  123  14    3   1  2  3   4 
1986-87 New York Islanders      NHL   63  38  37  75   33    6   2  3  5   0 

                   NHL Totals         752 573 553 1126 210   129 85 75 160 38
Star of the Islanders dynasty of he 80's. One can only wonder what kind of numbers he'd have put up had his career not ended prematurely due to chronic back problems.
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Old 07-28-2006, 05:29 PM   #105
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Bossy and Messier should've gone in the 1st round, as far as I'm concerned.

Nice picks.

1. 24champbailey C - Wayne Gretzky(Oilers, Blues, Kings, Rangers)
2. Mtbrncofn G - Patrick Roy(Canadiens, Avalanche)
3. Clockwork Orange D - Bobby Orr(Bruins, Blackhawks)
4. Breck Bronc C - Mario Lemieux(Penguins)
5. JCMElway RW - Gordie Howe(Red Wings, Whalers)
6. Jori G - Terry Sawchuck(Red Wings, Maple Leafs, Bruins, Kings, Rangers)
7. -Slap- LW - Bobby Hull(Blackhawks, Jets, Whalers)
8. killericon D - Paul Coffey(Oilers, Penguins, Kings, Red Wings, Whalers, Flyers, Blackhawks, Hurricanes, Bruins)
9. dbroncos31 G- Dominik Hasek (Blackhawks, Sabres, Senators, Red Wings)

10. dbroncos31 C- Steve Yzerman (Red Wings)
11. killericon D - Raymond Bourque(Bruins, Avalanche)
12. -Slap- D - Doug Harvey(Canadiens, Rangers, Red Wings, Blues)
13. Jori RW - Maurice Richard(Canadiens)
14. JCMElway G - Martin Brodeur(Devils)
15. Breck Bronc C - Joe Sakic(Avalanche)
16. Clockwork Orange G - Vladislav Tretiak(CSKA Moscow, Red Army)
17. Mtbrncofn D - Al MacInnis(Flames, Blues)
18. 24champbailey D - Eddie Shore(Bruins, Americans)

19. 24champbailey G - Jacques Plante(Canadiens, Blues, Maple Leafs, Bruins, Oilers)
20. Mtbrncofn C - Mark Messier(Oilers, Rangers, Canucks)
21. Clockwork Orange RW - Mike Bossy(Islanders)
22. Breck Bronc
23. JCMElway
24. Jori
25. -Slap-
26. killericon
27. dbroncos31

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Old 07-28-2006, 08:48 PM   #106
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With my third pick I'll take Larry Robinson, D, Montreal Canadiens/L.A. Kings.

"Big Bird" is one of the biggest and best defenseman to ever play in the NHL. He's a six-time Stanley Cup champion and he also won the Conn Smythe trophy in 1978 and 2 Norris trophies. He scored almost 1,000 points (958) as a defenseman, no easy task from the blueline.

He's also won a Stanley Cup as a head coach, but I didn't select him for that.

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1. 24champbailey C - Wayne Gretzky(Oilers, Blues, Kings, Rangers)
2. Mtbrncofn G - Patrick Roy(Canadiens, Avalanche)
3. Clockwork Orange D - Bobby Orr(Bruins, Blackhawks)
4. Breck Bronc C - Mario Lemieux(Penguins)
5. JCMElway RW - Gordie Howe(Red Wings, Whalers)
6. Jori G - Terry Sawchuck(Red Wings, Maple Leafs, Bruins, Kings, Rangers)
7. -Slap- LW - Bobby Hull(Blackhawks, Jets, Whalers)
8. killericon D - Paul Coffey(Oilers, Penguins, Kings, Red Wings, Whalers, Flyers, Blackhawks, Hurricanes, Bruins)
9. dbroncos31 G- Dominik Hasek (Blackhawks, Sabres, Senators, Red Wings)

10. dbroncos31 C- Steve Yzerman (Red Wings)
11. killericon D - Raymond Bourque(Bruins, Avalanche)
12. -Slap- D - Doug Harvey(Canadiens, Rangers, Red Wings, Blues)
13. Jori RW - Maurice Richard(Canadiens)
14. JCMElway G - Martin Brodeur(Devils)
15. Breck Bronc C - Joe Sakic(Avalanche)
16. Clockwork Orange G - Vladislav Tretiak(CSKA Moscow, Red Army)
17. Mtbrncofn D - Al MacInnis(Flames, Blues)
18. 24champbailey D - Eddie Shore(Bruins, Americans)

19. 24champbailey G - Jacques Plante(Canadiens, Blues, Maple Leafs, Bruins, Oilers)
20. Mtbrncofn C - Mark Messier(Oilers, Rangers, Canucks)
21. Clockwork Orange RW - Mike Bossy(Islanders)
22. Breck Bronc D - Larry Robinson(Kings, Canadiens)
23. JCMElway
24. Jori
25. -Slap-
26. killericon
27. dbroncos31

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Old 07-29-2006, 12:17 AM   #108
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I thought about going for some bigger name and seeing if this guy would slip a few rounds, but if I let his production go I'd have to shoot myself. So, to avoid blood letting, Those Cheap Bastards select:

Marcel Dionne, C, Red Wings/Kings/Rangers

--4th all time in scoring; 731
--9th all time in assists; 1,040
--5th all time in points; 1,771


Not a bad guy to get in the third round.

A naturally gifted goal scorer and playmaker, center Marcel Dionne was one of the most productive offensive performers in NHL history. His consistency at such a high level earned him respect and accolades throughout the league. And Dionne's accomplishments would have been more widely recognized had he not spent the bulk of his career in the relative hockey obscurity of Los Angeles. Hockey was never a top sport in that city, and his yearly excellence was rarely seen on television in the larger markets of the east.

The native of Drummondville, Quebec, was a junior superstar with the St. Catharines Black Hawks of the OHA. He accumulated 375 points in three junior seasons and helped his team reach the Memorial Cup finals in 1971. Dionne led the OHA in scoring in 1970 and was selected to the league's Second All-Star Team. He defended his scoring title in 1971 and was elevated to the First All-Star roster.

Despite his brilliance as an amateur, Dionne was overshadowed by Quebec Remparts phenomenon Guy Lafleur. In most years, Dionne would have been the top choice in the NHL Amateur Draft, but not in 1971. After Montreal snagged Lafleur first overall, the Detroit Red Wings happily selected Dionne second.

The young Detroit rookie shone with 77 points in 1971-72 and earned an invitation to Team Canada for the 1972 Summit Series versus the USSR. His 49 assists that year had set a new NHL standard for first-year players that was broken by Bryan Trottier in 1975-76. In all, Dionne enjoyed four productive years in Detroit, especially 1974-75, when he recorded 121 points. That year he also set an NHL record with 10 shorthanded goals, a mark that stood until Wayne Gretzky established a new standard in 1983-84. According to Detroit general manager Ned Harkness, Dionne gave the fans some excitement to compensate for the loss of Gordie Howe.

A contract squabble with the Wings brought about Dionne's trade to the Los Angeles Kings prior to the 1975-76 season and he went on to play the prime of his career on the West Coast. Over nearly a dozen full seasons with the Kings, Marcel topped the 100-point mark seven times, was a two-time winner of the Lady Byng Trophy and the Lester B. Pearson Award and was selected to the NHL First and Second All-Star Teams twice each. In 1979-80, he was declared the winner of the Art Ross Trophy after he tied young superstar Wayne Gretzky with 137 points but edged him in goals scored. Between 1975 and 1983, he was the top point-getter on the Kings every year.

Beginning in the 1979-80 season, Dionne formed the lethal Triple Crown Line with Charlie Simmer and Dave Taylor. They became one of the highest-scoring trios in league history before a serious injury to Simmer split the line up for a lengthy period. The trio was machine-like in its efficiency. The crafty pivot, Dionne, feathered passes to his linemates, who worked the corners and the slot to perfection.

The only element lacking in Dionne's career was playoff success. His best post-season came in 1981-82 when he scored 11 points in 10 games to help the Kings stun the record-setting Edmonton Oilers in the first round before losing to Vancouver.

During the early 1980s, Dionne began establishing a number of personal milestones. On January 7, 1981, he recorded his 1,000th point in his 740th game. This represented the fastest trip to that scoring plateau in NHL history until Guy Lafleur set a new record a short time later. On December 14, 1982, Dionne scored his 500th NHL goal when he beat Al Jensen of the Washington Capitals.

Dionne joined the playoffs-bound New York Rangers just prior to the March trading deadline in 1987, but the Blueshirts didn't fare any better in the post-season and were eliminated in the first round. During his first full year in New York, Dionne recorded the 14th 30-goal season of his career. On October 31, 1987, he registered his 700th goal when he beat Kelly Hrudey of the New York Islanders. Later that season, on February 14, 1988, he passed Phil Esposito to become the second-highest goal scorer in NHL history.

He retired after 37 games in 1988-89 with 731 goals and 1,771 points. At the time of his retirement, those totals placed him third on the NHL all-time scoring list behind only Gretzky and Howe.

The popular and gregarious Dionne was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1992.
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The Colorado Rockies are proud to select:


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Wow. I really thought that Lidstrom would drop a bit more.

Great pick, 'tho.
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1. 24champbailey C - Wayne Gretzky(Oilers, Blues, Kings, Rangers)
2. Mtbrncofn G - Patrick Roy(Canadiens, Avalanche)
3. Clockwork Orange D - Bobby Orr(Bruins, Blackhawks)
4. Breck Bronc C - Mario Lemieux(Penguins)
5. JCMElway RW - Gordie Howe(Red Wings, Whalers)
6. Jori G - Terry Sawchuck(Red Wings, Maple Leafs, Bruins, Kings, Rangers)
7. -Slap- LW - Bobby Hull(Blackhawks, Jets, Whalers)
8. killericon D - Paul Coffey(Oilers, Penguins, Kings, Red Wings, Whalers, Flyers, Blackhawks, Hurricanes, Bruins)
9. dbroncos31 G- Dominik Hasek (Blackhawks, Sabres, Senators, Red Wings)

10. dbroncos31 C- Steve Yzerman (Red Wings)
11. killericon D - Raymond Bourque(Bruins, Avalanche)
12. -Slap- D - Doug Harvey(Canadiens, Rangers, Red Wings, Blues)
13. Jori RW - Maurice Richard(Canadiens)
14. JCMElway G - Martin Brodeur(Devils)
15. Breck Bronc C - Joe Sakic(Avalanche)
16. Clockwork Orange G - Vladislav Tretiak(CSKA Moscow, Red Army)
17. Mtbrncofn D - Al MacInnis(Flames, Blues)
18. 24champbailey D - Eddie Shore(Bruins, Americans)

19. 24champbailey G - Jacques Plante(Canadiens, Blues, Maple Leafs, Bruins, Oilers)
20. Mtbrncofn C - Mark Messier(Oilers, Rangers, Canucks)
21. Clockwork Orange RW - Mike Bossy(Islanders)
22. Breck Bronc D - Larry Robinson(Kings, Canadiens)
23. JCMElway C - Marcel Dionne(Red Wings, Kings, Rangers)
24. Jori D - Nicklas Lidstrom(Red Wings)
25. -Slap-
26. killericon
27. dbroncos31

-Slap- is on the clock.

Those Norris trophies speak for themelves, eh Jori?
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G - Ken Dryden Montreal Canadiens 1970-1979
  • In eight seasons, Dryden won 258 games to only 57 losses and 74 ties. His .758 winning percentage is the best in NHL goaltending history.

  • He had 46 career shutouts. Incredibly, he had only nine more losses than shutout wins for his career.

  • 2.24 lifetime goals-against average.

  • He appeared in 112 playoff games, winning 80, with 10 shutouts and a 2.40 average.

  • Helped lead Montreal to six Stanley Cup victories, including underdog wins against the Blackhawks and Bruins.

  • The Canadiens called Dryden up from the minors to play goal near the end of the 1970-71 season. In 6 games, he gave up only 9 goals, and he started for the Canadiens in the Stanley Cup playoffs. Dryden won the Conn Smythe Trophy as the most valuable player in the playoffs.

  • The following season, he won the Calder Trophy as the NHL's outstanding rookie.

  • Won the Vezina Trophy, awarded to the league's top goaltender, five times: 1973 and from 1976 through 1979.

  • In September of 1972, Dryden shared goaltending duties with Tony Esposito on a victorious Team Canada in its legendary 1972 Summit Series against the Soviet Union.

  • An All-American at Cornell, Dryden sat out the 1974-75 season to earn his law degree at McGill University in Montreal. He retired after the 1978-79 season to practice law.

  • A member of Canada's Liberal Party, the popular and influential Dryden may one day wind up as the Canadian Prime Minister.


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I thought about going for some bigger name and seeing if this guy would slip a few rounds, but if I let his production go I'd have to shoot myself. So, to avoid blood letting, Those Cheap Bastards select:
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dammit i was hoping the same thing, still got 3 other ones i like still available.
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1. 24champbailey C - Wayne Gretzky(Oilers, Blues, Kings, Rangers)
2. Mtbrncofn G - Patrick Roy(Canadiens, Avalanche)
3. Clockwork Orange D - Bobby Orr(Bruins, Blackhawks)
4. Breck Bronc C - Mario Lemieux(Penguins)
5. JCMElway RW - Gordie Howe(Red Wings, Whalers)
6. Jori G - Terry Sawchuck(Red Wings, Maple Leafs, Bruins, Kings, Rangers)
7. -Slap- LW - Bobby Hull(Blackhawks, Jets, Whalers)
8. killericon D - Paul Coffey(Oilers, Penguins, Kings, Red Wings, Whalers, Flyers, Blackhawks, Hurricanes, Bruins)
9. dbroncos31 G- Dominik Hasek (Blackhawks, Sabres, Senators, Red Wings)

10. dbroncos31 C- Steve Yzerman (Red Wings)
11. killericon D - Raymond Bourque(Bruins, Avalanche)
12. -Slap- D - Doug Harvey(Canadiens, Rangers, Red Wings, Blues)
13. Jori RW - Maurice Richard(Canadiens)
14. JCMElway G - Martin Brodeur(Devils)
15. Breck Bronc C - Joe Sakic(Avalanche)
16. Clockwork Orange G - Vladislav Tretiak(CSKA Moscow, Red Army)
17. Mtbrncofn D - Al MacInnis(Flames, Blues)
18. 24champbailey D - Eddie Shore(Bruins, Americans)

19. 24champbailey G - Jacques Plante(Canadiens, Blues, Maple Leafs, Bruins, Oilers)
20. Mtbrncofn C - Mark Messier(Oilers, Rangers, Canucks)
21. Clockwork Orange RW - Mike Bossy(Islanders)
22. Breck Bronc D - Larry Robinson(Kings, Canadiens)
23. JCMElway C - Marcel Dionne(Red Wings, Kings, Rangers)
24. Jori D - Nicklas Lidstrom(Red Wings)
25. -Slap- G - Ken Dryden(Canadiens)
26. killericon
27. dbroncos31

Killericon is proud to select Tony Esposito.



As one half of perhaps the most colorful brother act in NHL history, Tony "0" revolutionized goaltending in the NHL with his legs-open "butterfly" style and his spectacular flop-on-the-ice saves during the 16 years he spent in the league, all except one with the Chicago Black Hawks. As the younger brother of scoring star Phil, Tony had something to prove when he entered the league in 1968. After a collegiate career with the Michigan Tech Huskies and the Vancouver Canucks of the Western Hockey League, he spent time with Houston of the Central Hockey League. His first partial year with Montreal was unspectacular - the Canadiens had Gump Worsley and Rogie Vachon ahead of him - but after being traded to Chicago, he was impressive in his first full season, recording a Calder and Vezina Trophy-winning year in 1969-70 with a 2.17 goals-against average and a modern-era record of 15 shutouts.
Fans of the game were quick to point out that the Hawks under coach Billy Reay were a defensive-minded squad and that at 5'11" and 190 pounds, Esposito was a stocky, very mature 26-year-old rookie. But more important, he was fast gaining a reputation as having the quickest glove hand in the game and an unorthodox style that was confounding but nevertheless extremely effective. The Vezina win in his first year made him the first rookie to win the trophy since Frank Brimsek in 1939.
Even so, Tony was good enough between the pipes to win a scholarship to Michigan Tech, graduating in three years with a business degree and attaining all-American status each year. As a pro, he quickly gained a reputation as an emotional, vocal goalie who would yell regularly at his defensemen and stay well back in his crease except when he came out to poke-check skaters. He added to his rookie Vezina win by sharing the trophy with Gary Smith in 1972 and tying Bernie Parent in 1974. In his career, he totaled 76 regular-season shutouts.
Incredibly, the Black Hawks never failed to make the playoffs while Esposito was on the team. Internationally, he was a standout as well. In 1972 he shared the goaltending role with Ken Dryden on Team Canada in the Summit Series. And in 1981 he tended goal during the Canada Cup, but this time for Team USA, his country of residence.
Later in his career, Esposito began to gain a reputation as one of the grand old men of the NHL. But it wasn't always easy. By the early 1980s, he'd become dissatisfied with the way his teammates were performing in Chicago. But by 1982, with Tony's help, the Hawks turned their game around again. As the oldest player in the league, Tony started to play like he was a decade younger in the 1982 playoffs, with a goals-against average under 2.00.
By 1983-84, Tony was the oldest player in the league and the only one over 40 years of age. Observers started to notice that while he was once the type of player who insisted on playing every minute of every game, he wisely realized that, at his age, he had to pick his spots and he happily shared the goalie's duties with backup Murray Bannerman.
But it was eventually time for Tony "0" to hang up the big pads and he was released by the Hawks in 1984. He wasn't long out of the pro game, though, before the Pittsburgh Penguins made him director of hockey operations.
After his time in Pittsburgh, Tony joined brother Phil in the front office of the expansion Tampa Bay Lightning. He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1988. But he will be best remembered as one of the true pioneers among netminders in the NHL.



Ranks 5th all time in wins with 423. 76 career shutouts, ranking him 7th all time.
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1. 24champbailey C - Wayne Gretzky(Oilers, Blues, Kings, Rangers)
2. Mtbrncofn G - Patrick Roy(Canadiens, Avalanche)
3. Clockwork Orange D - Bobby Orr(Bruins, Blackhawks)
4. Breck Bronc C - Mario Lemieux(Penguins)
5. JCMElway RW - Gordie Howe(Red Wings, Whalers)
6. Jori G - Terry Sawchuck(Red Wings, Maple Leafs, Bruins, Kings, Rangers)
7. -Slap- LW - Bobby Hull(Blackhawks, Jets, Whalers)
8. killericon D - Paul Coffey(Oilers, Penguins, Kings, Red Wings, Whalers, Flyers, Blackhawks, Hurricanes, Bruins)
9. dbroncos31 G- Dominik Hasek (Blackhawks, Sabres, Senators, Red Wings)

10. dbroncos31 C- Steve Yzerman (Red Wings)
11. killericon D - Raymond Bourque(Bruins, Avalanche)
12. -Slap- D - Doug Harvey(Canadiens, Rangers, Red Wings, Blues)
13. Jori RW - Maurice Richard(Canadiens)
14. JCMElway G - Martin Brodeur(Devils)
15. Breck Bronc C - Joe Sakic(Avalanche)
16. Clockwork Orange G - Vladislav Tretiak(CSKA Moscow, Red Army)
17. Mtbrncofn D - Al MacInnis(Flames, Blues)
18. 24champbailey D - Eddie Shore(Bruins, Americans)

19. 24champbailey G - Jacques Plante(Canadiens, Blues, Maple Leafs, Bruins, Oilers)
20. Mtbrncofn C - Mark Messier(Oilers, Rangers, Canucks)
21. Clockwork Orange RW - Mike Bossy(Islanders)
22. Breck Bronc D - Larry Robinson(Kings, Canadiens)
23. JCMElway C - Marcel Dionne(Red Wings, Kings, Rangers)
24. Jori D - Nicklas Lidstrom(Red Wings)
25. -Slap- G - Ken Dryden(Canadiens)
26. killericon G - Tony Esposito(Canadiens, Blackhawks)
27. dbroncos31

28. dbroncos31
29. killericon
30. -Slap-
31. Jori
32. JCMElway
33. Breck Bronc
34. Clockwork Orange
35. Mtbrncofn
36. 24champbailey

dbroncos31 is on the clock with 2 picks.

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Oh db31, your time is running short.
Matter of fact, it's run out.

Killericon is proud to select another tragic member of the Bruins; THE prototypical power Forward; Cam Neely.



Cam Neely's career was cut tragically short by a series of nagging injuries, that stopped him from playing out even one full season; yet he still managed to score 395 Goals.

If he had played as many games a Steve Yzerman, and had scored at the same pace he did over his career, he would've finished with 824 goals; which would've placed him 2nd all time.


Cameron "Cam" Michael Neely (born June 6, 1965, in Comox, British Columbia) played right wing in the National Hockey League from 1983 to 1996. He was originally drafted by the Vancouver Canucks and played three seasons in Vancouver. The Canucks traded Neely and a draft pick (1st choice, 3rd overall in the 1987 NHL Entry Draft, used to get Glen Wesley) to the Boston Bruins for Barry Pederson. Almost immediately, it became apparent that the Bruins had received the better of the deal. In his first full season following the trade, Neely's 36 goals led the club, and his 72 points more than doubled his previous year's performance.

Neely's success stemmed largely from his hard, accurate shot, quick release, and his willingness to engage in the more physical aspects of the game. At 6 ft 1 in and 215 lb, Neely was as devastating with his body checks and fists, as he was with his goal scoring exploits. He became the archetype of the ultimate power forward and earned the nickname 'Bam-Bam Cam' (in draft after draft, general managers would say that they needed to find a "Cam Neely" type).

Neely would play ten seasons with the Bruins, and though increasingly injury-prone, recorded some remarkable scoring feats. Only Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux, and Brett Hull scored a better goals per game average over the course of an NHL season than Neely did with his 50-goals-in-49-games in the 1993-94 season. Also, only ten players in NHL history scored a better goals per game average over their career than Neely. He reached the fifty goal mark three times, played in five All-Star games, and was named the league's Second Team All-Star at right wing in 1988, 1990, 1991, and 1994.

Scoring 50 goals in 50 games is considered the bench-mark of great goal scorers. Maurice Richard, Mike Bossy, Wayne Gretzky, Brett Hull, Mario Lemieux, Alexander Mogilny, and Jari Kurri are the only other players to score 50 goals in 50 games or less. In the 1993-94 season Neely scored his 50th goal in his 44th game, only Gretzky has scored 50 goals in fewer games. Unfortunately, Cam Neely's 50 in 44 does not count in the record books because the record books state "50 goals in 50 team games or less". Neely was injured for much of the 1993-94 NHL season and did not score his 50th goal in his team's 50th game or less.

In addition, Neely's intense efforts to come back time and again from his devastating injuries were recognized with his winning of the Masterton Trophy after the 1993-94 season. Sadly, a degenerative hip condition forced Neely into a premature retirement. His #8 jersey has been retired by the Bruins, making him the tenth player to have a number retired by the team.

Neely was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2005.


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1. 24champbailey C - Wayne Gretzky(Oilers, Blues, Kings, Rangers)
2. Mtbrncofn G - Patrick Roy(Canadiens, Avalanche)
3. Clockwork Orange D - Bobby Orr(Bruins, Blackhawks)
4. Breck Bronc C - Mario Lemieux(Penguins)
5. JCMElway RW - Gordie Howe(Red Wings, Whalers)
6. Jori G - Terry Sawchuck(Red Wings, Maple Leafs, Bruins, Kings, Rangers)
7. -Slap- LW - Bobby Hull(Blackhawks, Jets, Whalers)
8. killericon D - Paul Coffey(Oilers, Penguins, Kings, Red Wings, Whalers, Flyers, Blackhawks, Hurricanes, Bruins)
9. dbroncos31 G- Dominik Hasek (Blackhawks, Sabres, Senators, Red Wings)

10. dbroncos31 C- Steve Yzerman (Red Wings)
11. killericon D - Raymond Bourque(Bruins, Avalanche)
12. -Slap- D - Doug Harvey(Canadiens, Rangers, Red Wings, Blues)
13. Jori RW - Maurice Richard(Canadiens)
14. JCMElway G - Martin Brodeur(Devils)
15. Breck Bronc C - Joe Sakic(Avalanche)
16. Clockwork Orange G - Vladislav Tretiak(CSKA Moscow, Red Army)
17. Mtbrncofn D - Al MacInnis(Flames, Blues)
18. 24champbailey D - Eddie Shore(Bruins, Americans)

19. 24champbailey G - Jacques Plante(Canadiens, Blues, Maple Leafs, Bruins, Oilers)
20. Mtbrncofn C - Mark Messier(Oilers, Rangers, Canucks)
21. Clockwork Orange RW - Mike Bossy(Islanders)
22. Breck Bronc D - Larry Robinson(Kings, Canadiens)
23. JCMElway C - Marcel Dionne(Red Wings, Kings, Rangers)
24. Jori D - Nicklas Lidstrom(Red Wings)
25. -Slap- G - Ken Dryden(Canadiens)
26. killericon G - Tony Esposito(Canadiens, Blackhawks)
27. dbroncos31

28. dbroncos31
29. killericon RW - Cam Neely(Canucks, Bruins)
30. -Slap-
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32. JCMElway
33. Breck Bronc
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35. Mtbrncofn
36. 24champbailey

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C Phil Esposito 1963-1981 Blackhawks/Bruins/Rangers



Height: 6' 1'' Weight: 205
Born: 2/20/1942, in Sault Ste. Marie, ON, CAN
  • Greatest scorer of his day. He became the first NHL player to score 100 points in a season with 126 in the 1969 season.

  • Utterly destroyed the single season goal mark with 76 in 1971.

  • Also set the single season point mark in 1971 with 151.

  • Won the Hart Trophy as the league's MVP in 1969 and 1974.

  • Won the Art Ross Trophy in 1969 and 1971-1974 as the top regular season scorer.

  • Named to the NHL's First All-Star team six consecutive times (from 1969 to 1974).

  • Fifth on the all-time goals scored list with 717.

  • Eighth all-time in points with 1590.

  • Esposito and fellow superstar Bobby Orr led the Bruins to Stanley Cup victories in 1970 and 1972.

  • In Boston, Esposito's play in front of the net inspired the bumper sticker: "Jesus saves, Espo scores on the rebound."

  • His emotional speech on Canadian television immediately following Team Canada's loss to the Soviet Union in game four of the 1972 Summit Series fired up the national team and inspired them to come back and win the series.



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Year Age Team   GP G A PTS PIM 
1963-64 21 CHI NHL 27 3 2 5 2 
1964-65 22 CHI NHL 70 23 32 55 44 
1965-66 23 CHI NHL 69 27 26 53 49 
1966-67 24 CHI NHL 69 21 40 61 40 
1967-68 25 BOS NHL 74 35 49 84 21 
1968-69 26 BOS NHL 74 49 77 126 79 
1969-70 27 BOS NHL 76 43 56 99 50 
1970-71 28 BOS NHL 78 76 76 152 71 
1971-72 29 BOS NHL 76 66 67 133 76 
1972-73 30 BOS NHL 78 55 75 130 87 
1973-74 31 BOS NHL 78 68 77 145 58 
1974-75 32 BOS NHL 79 61 66 127 62 
1975-76 33 BOS NHL 12 6 10 16 8 
1975-76 33 NYR NHL 62 29 38 67 28 
1976-77 34 NYR NHL 80 34 46 80 52 
1977-78 35 NYR NHL 79 38 43 81 53 
1978-79 36 NYR NHL 80 42 36 78 37 
1979-80 37 NYR NHL 80 34 44 78 73 
1980-81 38 NYR NHL 41 7 13 20 20 
Totals     1282 717 873 1590 910

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Esposito is a great pick Slap. It was down to Dionne and Esposito for me on my last pick.

Great work.
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If I had known Phil were still on the board....well, I can't say I'd do anything differently, but nice pick.

Found this picture of the reunited pair that will be leading my squad. I love it.



I must be coming off as quite the Bruins homer, eh?

I need a team name too.

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1. 24champbailey C - Wayne Gretzky(Oilers, Blues, Kings, Rangers)
2. Mtbrncofn G - Patrick Roy(Canadiens, Avalanche)
3. Clockwork Orange D - Bobby Orr(Bruins, Blackhawks)
4. Breck Bronc C - Mario Lemieux(Penguins)
5. JCMElway RW - Gordie Howe(Red Wings, Whalers)
6. Jori G - Terry Sawchuck(Red Wings, Maple Leafs, Bruins, Kings, Rangers)
7. -Slap- LW - Bobby Hull(Blackhawks, Jets, Whalers)
8. killericon D - Paul Coffey(Oilers, Penguins, Kings, Red Wings, Whalers, Flyers, Blackhawks, Hurricanes, Bruins)
9. dbroncos31 G- Dominik Hasek (Blackhawks, Sabres, Senators, Red Wings)

10. dbroncos31 C- Steve Yzerman (Red Wings)
11. killericon D - Raymond Bourque(Bruins, Avalanche)
12. -Slap- D - Doug Harvey(Canadiens, Rangers, Red Wings, Blues)
13. Jori RW - Maurice Richard(Canadiens)
14. JCMElway G - Martin Brodeur(Devils)
15. Breck Bronc C - Joe Sakic(Avalanche)
16. Clockwork Orange G - Vladislav Tretiak(CSKA Moscow, Red Army)
17. Mtbrncofn D - Al MacInnis(Flames, Blues)
18. 24champbailey D - Eddie Shore(Bruins, Americans)

19. 24champbailey G - Jacques Plante(Canadiens, Blues, Maple Leafs, Bruins, Oilers)
20. Mtbrncofn C - Mark Messier(Oilers, Rangers, Canucks)
21. Clockwork Orange RW - Mike Bossy(Islanders)
22. Breck Bronc D - Larry Robinson(Kings, Canadiens)
23. JCMElway C - Marcel Dionne(Red Wings, Kings, Rangers)
24. Jori D - Nicklas Lidstrom(Red Wings)
25. -Slap- G - Ken Dryden(Canadiens)
26. killericon G - Tony Esposito(Canadiens, Blackhawks)
27. dbroncos31

28. dbroncos31
29. killericon RW - Cam Neely(Canucks, Bruins)
30. -Slap- C - Phil Esposito(Blackhawks, Bruins, Rangers)
31. Jori
32. JCMElway
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34. Clockwork Orange
35. Mtbrncofn
36. 24champbailey

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Anyone got any Ideas for assignment for dbroncos31? I think that since it's so early in the draft, we should.

By the way, I'd like to say it's been a fantastic draft so far. Noone's made any stupid picks.
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Does anyone in the draft know someone who'd like to take dbrono31s team over?

My pick will be up shortly.

Oh, and thanks to all for the well wishes about my wife. It's certainly appreciated.
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