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    Longest-Tenured But Least Effective NHL Player of All-Time?

    I'm not just looking for "Zac Rinaldo" responses here (though they're acceptable). What I'm thinking is more like, of guys who played a lot, who is the least valuable player you can think of, for whatever the reason? For example, is there a guy who played like a thousand games, but only scored 25 points, who somehow managed to scrape together an 18-year career despite being a generally unimpressive player?

    This'll probably end up being a goon, of some stripe, but I figure it's a fun summer thought exercise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
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    Hey, don't talk about Lias like that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete View Post
    Hey, don't talk about Lias like that!
    LOL, good one. That's the kind of cynicism that made pre-94 Rangers fans such a rare breed!

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    Of course this will be a goon, this isn’t school where you can cheat your way through.
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    Donald Brashear....stats and longevity fit the bill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vodka Drunkenski View Post
    Of course this will be a goon, this isn’t school where you can cheat your way through.
    Pandalfo and Maholtra are perfect non goon candidates.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    Pandalfo and Maholtra are perfect non goon candidates.
    Disagree, Pandolfo was a defensive role player, didn’t he win a selke? Malhotra good 2 way player and really good on faceoffs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsm7302 View Post
    Donald Brashear....stats and longevity fit the bill.
    Good choice
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vodka Drunkenski View Post
    Disagree, Pandolfo was a defensive role player, didn’t he win a selke? Malhotra good 2 way player and really good on faceoffs.
    Fuck that. Pandlofo should thank Jagr for his last 3 years in the league.

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    Malhotra and Pandolfo are two players who made careers off knowing how to excel at literally one thing. They're perfect candidates for this exercise.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete View Post
    Fuck that. Pandlofo should thank Jagr for his last 3 years in the league.
    I mean I think you can forgive a player for not being as effective when he was 36-37 years old?

    Pandolfo was a valuable player for the Devils for a long time and important for their cup runs


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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick Bateman View Post
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    Holy shit, he played 1,000 games.

    This is the best one.

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    Hal Gil over 1000 games played and less than 200 pts and couldn't skate or defend

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    Gill played over 16 seasons, 1000 games, and won a cup.

    He was effective during his time.
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