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DOUG HARVEY REVOLUTIONISED HOW TO PLAYER TO BLUE LINE, BECOMING THE FIRST OFFENSIVE DEFENDER OF HOCKEY. Doug Harvey is not only considered one of the best if not the best defender in the history of Canada, it has also completely changed the style of players moving its position. First back offensive hockey, Harvey has developed a style based on puck control which greatly contributed to the offensive success of the Habs in the 1950s, and has since been copied by generations of quarterbacks NHL. Talented in several disciplines, Harvey practiced any sport at any time of the year. He played semi-professional baseball and excelled in football and lacrosse, but it is ultimately his skills on the ice that have earned him his greatest success and fame. Originally from west of Montreal, Harvey sest attached to Canadians middle of the 1947-1948 season and quickly proved that he had the skills to excel at the highest level. Over the next 14 years, the defender of 511 and 190 pounds shined the Montreal blue line and had a career that would earn him a place among the best in history. imposing, strong and capable dagressivité when the situation commanded, Harvey let it clear to his opponents that they nétaient not welcome on his side of the ice, and they quickly became hesitant to venture sy. winner gallon in the Habs defensive corps as the veterans retired, Harvey got more playing time and played a greater role in the success of the team from year to year. He was named to the first détoiles NHL team in 1951-1952, an honor that he would also receive during the following 10 seasons. His offensive statistics augmented in proportion to his ice time. Harvey has reached the milestone of 30 points for the first time and won his first Stanley Cup in 1952-1953, two feats that he would repeat several times before the end of his career. déquipe Player foremost, Harvey often let pass opportunities marking, preferring collect references Daide while helping teammates whose contracts contained bonuses attributable to the number of goals scored. His qualities handler washer allowed him to keep the disk as long that he wished, often to the chagrin of fans , coaches and opponents who had to settle of a bystander when the defender took a chance that he alone could afford, while avoiding most of the time to get caught out of position. Able to speed up the pace of a game with reckless passes that seemed always on target, Harvey could also slow down the tempo when savérait necessary, issue of losing the momentum ladversaire or allow his teammates to catch their breath. Mon 12 players have been part of five winning training Stanley Cup consecutively from 1956 to 1960, Harvey was the cornerstone of a power play that regularly scored two goals or more in dune same numerical superiority. This unit was so productive which forced the NHL to change its rules to allow a player to leave the penalty bench when his team gave a goal. While these editions Canadians entered the legend, Harvey began to reap the individual honors. He won the Norris Trophy as best defenseman in 1954-1955, the second year dexistence title, and retained for four years. After selling Lhonneur his teammate Tom Johnson 1958-1959, Harvey took over his property for two years, his last two seasons with the Canadiens. among the best players to ever lace up the skates, Harvey was invariably the most smart on the ice. During his 14 seasons with the Canadiens, he reissued the record books for the defenders, signing his name at the top of almost every statistical category for both the regular season for the series, and setting new standards for generations to come. Doug Harvey was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1973 and his jersey number 2 sest found ceiling Forum October 26, 1985. He died in 1989

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