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04-20-2009, 04:31 PM
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Originally Posted by kent_carlson View Post
Wow, you don't remember that the Habs won their last Stanley Cup a couple of years after that trade? If you are talking about the Houle's era, it was almost 4 years after the Chelios Trade.
Chelios was arrested outside a bar in the States and it was one off-ice misbehavior too many. It has nothing to do with the local boy.
Sure, it did. If they had to trade him, no one was forcing them to trade him and a 2nd round pick for the declining Denis Savard. The reason they did was because: a) he was a hometown boy loved by everyone and b) they looked like idiots for drafting Wickenheiser over Savard.

Savard was a good player don't get me wrong, but he barely contributed to the 93 run and was nowhere near the player Chelios was at that point. I'm pretty sure Denis was a healthy scratch most of the playoffs.

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