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05-08-2008, 09:12 AM
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Originally Posted by Gros Bill View Post
Henri Richard is the toughest I saw with the Canadiens. Never backed down from anyone, despite a distinct size disadvantage, played when seriously injured, never let up. Tough, in my book.

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I've said it before but can you imagine this board, if Richard played today ? He was a quiet, even shy guy in my impression, but he'd speak when frustrated and the controversy created would gring the city to a halt.

He was a lot of things, all of what you say, and never dishonest. In terms of character and personality, I've always found him really interesting. Making the team at a young age, against odds, when they really didn't want nepotism to be thought of, carving out a niche, one of the great characters in the team's history.

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