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Barry Long Barry Kenneth Long

Height: 6-2
Weight: 210
Shoot: L
Born: 3 Jan 1949, Red Deer AB

 

Regular Season & Playoff Scoring Record (key)

year team
gp
g
a
pts
pim
gp
g
a
pts
pim
1974-75 Edmonton
78
20
40
60
116
1975-76 Edmonton
78
10
32
42
66
4
0
0
0
4
1976-77 Edmonton
2
0
1
1
2
Winnipeg
71
9
38
47
54
20
1
5
6
10
Totals (2 teams)
73
9
39
48
56
1977-78 Winnipeg
78
7
24
31
42
9
0
5
5
6
1978-79 Winnipeg
79
5
36
41
42
10
2
3
5
0
Totals:
386
51
171
222
322
43
3
13
16
20

 

Excerpts from Pro Hockey, WHA 1976-77 (by Dan Proudfoot)

Barry Long's an extraordinarily-talented defenseman, but he's also a student of human behaviour. Therefore, his observations were worth listening to after a year with the Oilers. He'd been highly-rated with the Los Angeles Kings the year before.

"At times I felt like I had a different attitude than some of the guys," Long related. "The way I look at it is, there are winners and there are losers and there are guys who sit on the fence and who can be either winners or losers depending on which is easiest in the situation." As Oilers' depressing 1975-76 season continued, Long's own attitude slipped somewhat. "Things were never this bad with Los Angeles Kings when I played there," he said in a radio interview. "In Los Angeles they didn't improve until we got a new general manager."

 

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