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06-27-2009, 12:55 PM
Big Phil
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Richard had a will to win more than anyone. It's impossible to think that this only included when he had the puck on his stick. I know there are times when he was on the ice for a crucial game winning goal ('54 Cup winner in OT, '51 Cup winner in OT Bill Barilko's goal). While when you watch the clip of the Barilko goal you can see Richard peel away from the net prior to Barilko shooting, which may have negated the goal had he stayed put. But this is only ONE clip. This was the original 6. Remember, Ted Lindsay was traded from Detroit just because he started union talk. One dimensional players didnt really apply back then. Players knew they could be shipped away. Richard was fine defensively, capable, might be the best word

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