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05-05-2004, 12:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Dr Love
Thank you.

The thing I disagree with is the notion that they should dress him simply out of respect. Give him 5-7 minutes of ice time, fine, but do so because he would be a better contributor than someone on the fourth line. Obviously, Pat Quinn didn't feel that he was. The argument for dressing him "just because" he's Ron Francis and the Leafs somehow owe it to him isn't good enough.
Respect has a little to do with it, but out of 12 forwards dressed last night, there is no way he is ranked 13th on that list.

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