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Knock On Wood
Hank Hersch
March 28, 1994
The Maple Leafs feel lucky to have Dave Andreychuk, a.k.a. Wood, who takes lots of licks but scores lots of goals
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March 28, 1994

Knock On Wood

The Maple Leafs feel lucky to have Dave Andreychuk, a.k.a. Wood, who takes lots of licks but scores lots of goals

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Andreychuk reminds us of what Teddy Roosevelt said about how to walk and what to carry. He may not brawl with the enforcers who challenge him—and thereby play into their hands—but he stands up to them in his own stolid way. "Toughness has nothing to do with fighting," says New Jersey Devil defenseman Ken Daneyko. "I've cross-checked Andreychuk pretty hard over the years, and he's always come back for more. That's toughness."

All Andreychuk wants is to help his team win, night after night. And since coming to Toronto, that's all he has done. As he reflects on his blossoming as a Leaf, he laughs. "Not everything has changed," he says. "I'm still as fast as wood."

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