Name your favourite unsung hero from the past

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Postby Sid Dithers » Sun Apr 15, 2007 10:32 pm

John Wright. Good, smart defensive center and penalty-killer. Wasn't around too long, but a reliable player.
Mike Robitaille. Solid veteran defenceman. And OOH! That hipcheck. A master.
Lars Lindgren. Solid player who could reliably log a lot of minutes. Was a real asset during the times he wasn't shooting the puck into his own net. :oops:
Ken (Spider) Lockett. A back-up who once had back-to-back shutouts. You gotta love anyone nicknamed 'Spider'.
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Postby Vanekfan3 » Wed Jun 27, 2007 2:20 am

Mos of the guys you are talking about were long before my time. but i say gino odjick
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Postby kevinsanity » Thu Jul 12, 2007 9:17 am

Mike Fountain. If you get a shutout in your very first NHL start, the rest is gravy.
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Postby Vanekfan3 » Fri Jul 13, 2007 5:18 am

I agree man
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Postby Hockey_roo » Fri Jul 13, 2007 7:41 am

Ivan Boldirev or Darcy Rota.

One of my all time favs is Tony Tanti, but I think he would qualify as the unsung hero..?
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Postby luongos#1fan » Sun Aug 26, 2007 1:53 pm

MATT COOKE :!:
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Postby mattola » Thu Aug 30, 2007 10:52 am

kevinsanity wrote:Mike Fountain. If you get a shutout in your very first NHL start, the rest is gravy.


LOL you could get the shutout never play another game again and open a bar and run with it for ever :)

"Fountains Shutout" would be the name of the bar.
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Postby mattola » Thu Aug 30, 2007 10:55 am

Mike Fountain

http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/pdis ... 3?pid=1754

man that is a flashback
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Postby LotusBlossom » Sun Sep 21, 2008 8:14 pm

NKCTB7 wrote:Gerald Diduck and Robert Dirk in the '94 cup run. We had the biggest and most mobile defensemen that year.


Thank you! Two guys that could hit, play some defense and create room for the scorers. Diduck has always been a fave of mine...
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Postby Arachnid » Mon Sep 22, 2008 3:19 am

Sid Dithers wrote:Ken (Spider) Lockett. A back-up who once had back-to-back shutouts. You gotta love anyone nicknamed 'Spider'.


Amen brotha! AAAAAAmen!

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Postby LotusBlossom » Mon Sep 22, 2008 4:55 am

Arachnid wrote:
Sid Dithers wrote:Ken (Spider) Lockett. A back-up who once had back-to-back shutouts. You gotta love anyone nicknamed 'Spider'.


Amen brotha! AAAAAAmen!

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Oh how does the ego grow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! On that note, back to back shut outs and fairly consistent when he was in goal but Crawford never stuck by him, "The Moose" Johan Hedberg, you gotta love someone called The Moose ...and the ladies all know why :D 8-)
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Re: Name your favourite unsung hero from the past

Postby Farhan Lalji » Wed Sep 24, 2008 2:36 pm

Here's a few that come to mind for me:

1) Danny Sabourin. Really came on at the end of the season. Stole victories against Anaheim and San Jose in late regular season games. During the playoffs, the way he filled in for Luongo (when Luongo had that bizarre pad/bathroom break incident), THAT took guts. Sabourin made some huge saves against the Ducks.

2) Josh Green. Bit of a strange choice, but I'm a bit of a strange guy. Green was an excellent penalty killer while he was here. It's no coincidence that the Canucks had the #1 PK in 06/07. Green FILLED a very important need.

I'm too lazy to think of more, but those two jump out at me right now.
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Re: Name your favourite unsung hero from the past

Postby Cornuck » Wed Sep 24, 2008 6:10 pm

Here's a guy made a good impression.

John Garrett. Came to Vancouver in a mid season trade and had his mask ready for his first game. Broduer got injured and Garrett had to fill in (after being with the team about a week or so). He almost got the MVP, but Gretzky got something like 4 3rd period goals. Skaters would come by and ask "How much of that car you got left" after each Gretzky goal.


*Disclaimer - that's how my beer soaked brain remembers it - correct me if I'm wrong.
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Re: Name your favourite unsung hero from the past

Postby jchockey » Fri Oct 17, 2008 6:54 am

Artem Chubarov just popped into my head. He belongs here. And I agree Farhan, Josh Green too. It was no coincidence that our #1 PK was with him on the roster.
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Re: Name your favourite unsung hero from the past

Postby Cannie » Sun Nov 02, 2008 8:42 pm

I have many favourites, from 1975 to present, but I'd like to throw out the name of a Canuck that didn't get nearly enough recognition at the time, or in retrospect.

Jyrki Lumme.

The goofy looking guy with the goofy name was a huge reason the Canucks enjoyed success in the early nineties. I think we realize now how important agile and positionally sound defensemen are in the success of a team (as I sit here and admire Nik Lidstrom spin his magic), and Jyrki was our maestro, making that crisp pass out of the zone, or angling off an opposing player. I loved his wide stance skating style, rushing the puck up ice, and he had a knack of scoring a key goal or two in his time (on the road vs. Detroit might be my favourite).

He was a great complement to the Dirk, Murzyn, Diduck, Babych bruisers in 94.

Raise a glass to #21.

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