Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 01/19/08 at 12:19 PM ET
from Bob Duff of the Windsor Star,
For more than a decade, they’ve filled a valuable role as defensively-dominant forwards who not only shut down the opposition, but drive them to distraction with their agitating antics.
After Draper and Maltby, the National Hockey League’s longest-running forward tandem is the New Jersey checking pair of John Madden and Jay Pandolfo.
They’ve been an item since 1999.
Draper and Maltby were first united three years earlier, embarking upon a relationship that is as symbiotic as it is long-standing.
“A brother from another mother,” is how Draper describes Maltby, his teammate for a dozen years and linemate for the vast majority of that time.
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