Allan Stanley

Allan Stanley was fairly hard to get a hold of as a young kid, but Rangers GM Frank Boucher paid a pretty penny to get the rights to him from his junior team. Stanley broke into the NHL in 1948--an era when defensemen were expected to defend and little else. Points were simply an added … Continue reading Allan Stanley


Canucks Throughout History – Kevin McCarthy

Kevin McCarthy was a star player in junior and was drafted late in the first round by the Philadelphia Flyers in 1977. After a decent rookie season, the defenseman struggled with the Flyers in 1978-79 and was traded to the Canucks in return for forward Dennis Ververgaert midway through the season. Despite being just 22 years … Continue reading Canucks Throughout History – Kevin McCarthy