Originally Posted by jkidd
Hey fellas - I figure this is a hell of a place as any to get some info.
Talking with my old man after watching the Oil/Wild game over the weekend, and he brought up a North Stars player I've heard of, and read about, but don't have in a lot of the footage I have form the NStars. He said Erik Reitz
kinda reminded him of in progress, and its a shame the team gave up on him so soon.
From what I read about him, a decently skilled guy that wasn't afraid to mix things up. Played before the North Stars started dressing a truly formidable lineup with the likes of Tinordi, Churla and McRae.
What do you guys know or think about him?
was a very solid defenceman, with a great slapshot and plenty of aggression, good sized guy for his time, rangy, versatile and a left handed fighter....
One of those guys who would fight anyone and usually win, he had a lttle known classic with Bob McGill in around 82, footage is quite rare but they bombed away at each other, heads snapping back with good landing punches, Maxwell with the left, McGill with the right. awesome fight....
I'm not so sure Minnesota gave up on himm "too soon". he had at least 5 good years there, every team need's a Brad Maxwell.......
I've told this story before but when he played with Toronto, I was at a game with a friend, we were sitting way up in the greens but the building (MLG) was quiet this moment, as it was most nights because the Leafs were just plain terrible at this time frame....anyway the face off is in the opposing end and Maxwell takes his spot awaiting the puck drop at the point as to then my friend yells very loudly "Hey Maxwell, why dont you put the fukkin' puck in the net"!, now I'm sure that 95% of the building heard it and some chuckled, then Maxwell stood straight up from his crouch and looked right at us, with this look of "Ok loudrock, watch this fukker"!, so on the ensuing puck drop the bisquit comes right to Brad and he RIFLED IT! for a goal, skating by giving us that look like "there now shut it azzhole you got your goal"!, was classic, the whole building was buzzing from that, another guy stood up and yelled "Ok do it again"! and the buzz and laughter got louder.