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07-20-2009, 07:12 PM
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Old NHL
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Sprague Cleghorn's scoring records follow:
First glance numbers are somewhat impressive for the era but you have to ask why no one kept him around very long.NHL days 4 teams within 10 seasons.
Player movement was a fair bit different back in those days. There were no rules governing free agency for the most part. Players were routinely sold for cash as well, and the league could reassign players to a struggling team in order to strengthen them. Cleghorn playing for four different NHL teams was really nothing out of the ordinary. In fact, all three of those factors I listed apply to Cleghorn. As well, Sprague could be quite a loose cannon (even his own manager suspended him for his violent behavior against an opponent one time), so that needs to be considered too.
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