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05-02-2008, 04:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Kyle McMahon View Post
Yes, no intelligent fan would punish Dionne for not winning a Cup. It's a team award and clearly he was never on a team that was even close to being good enough to contend.
Originally Posted by Blikian29 View Post
Dionne was franchise... a guy you love to build around. He was an intense competitor, a fantastic scorer, and solid all around. The problem is nothing substantial was ever built around him. The Kings lucked out with Simmer and Taylor as both weren't even pegged to make the NHL. To say Dionne isn't even a top 100 player of all time is a damn travesty and a disgusting injustice... and that's not just bias talking. He was that good, and whoever says he wasn't just simply did not watch the guy play.
Basically enough said. The Kings were a one line team + Rogie Vachon. Hard to remember, and too lazy to research, but their best d-man might've been Pat Quinn during that era.

Originally Posted by cfy View Post
Aside from one strong year in 1978, on face value, Dionne's play looks solid, but nothing impressive from a player of his caliber.
You're making this assumption based on evaluation, strictly based on points. [sarcasm]That really says a lot.[/sarcasm] World/Canada Cup, Olympics, World Championships requires players to check their egos at the door. Maybe he brought other things to the table besides points? He continually got selected, so Hockey Canada didn't have problems with him being in the lineup time and time again.

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