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12-09-2008, 12:26 AM
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Racicot had an awful debut on Hockey Night in Canada against the Leafs. He disappeared after that and fell behind Jean-Claude Bergeron in the depth chart when Brian Hayward held out to start 1990-91. As Bergeron was not very good and Roy was injured in January 1991, in came Racicot and he was far better than Bergeron. For the start of 1991-92, he was back in the minors and Roland Melanson took his place but soon Melanson was injured and Racicot was back and he was adequate. I always blamed Racicot's troubles on his changing his number from 40 to 37 - in 1992-93 he drew the bad teams and had a winning record but they already started dubbing him "the worst backup goaltender." Things just fell apart the next year and he was exiled in favour of Les Kuntar, who in turn was replaced by Ron Tugnutt.

Apparently, former New York Americans and Pittsburgh Pirates goaltender Joe Miller was also dubbed "Red Light". He was the Americans' goalie in 1927 and was called upon by the league to play for the Rangers in the Stanley Cup Final at Madison Square Garden to replace the injured Lorne Chabot. "Red Light" Miller helped win one for the Rangers.

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