Forgotten Player of the Moment – STEVE LARMER

STEVE LARMER (by Bill Barnwell) My first love of sport really came through hockey – I’m pretty sure, in 1991, I could recite the rosters for each team with relatively little difficulty. I scoured the NHL Guide & Record Book each year it came out, memorizing player histories. Somehow, growing up on Long Island, I became a Washington Capitals fan […]

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Forgotten Players of the Moment – MIKE LIUT & PETER SIDORKIEWICZ

MIKE LIUT and PETER SIDORKIEWICZ by Bill Barnwell (Originally published Feb 15, 2007) I apologize in advance for combining these two FPOTMs but, well, I suck. If two people ask for two mid-to-late eighties’ hockey players, it’s going to end up either a giant Rod Langway FPOTM or a mixture. My choice. I came into being as a hockey fan […]

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Forgotten Player of the Moment – ESA TIKKANEN

Esa Tikkanen (by Bill Barnwell) The idea of the role player’s weight being much more important than it really is, particularly in the playoffs, is not limited to America alone. The hockey checking-line winger is normally considered a common appetizer; a mozzarella stick. Tasty — but very replacable and something you don’t want to overpay for. It’s pretty hard to […]

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Forgotten Player of the Moment – BRETT LINDROS

BRETT LINDROS (by BILL BARNWELL) There are very few fates that history can bestow upon a person worse than to be someone successful’s brother. Beyond the inherently implied inferiority that the term assigns its unfortunate recipient, it’s probably true that there is no worse relationship to share with someone famous than to be their brother. Other familial relations offer at […]

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