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08-03-2009, 10:52 PM
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God Bless Canada
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Here's why I'll vote for Morenz No. 1 in this round (and to me, it's without question): nobody in this round had a bigger impact on the game.

He really was hockey's first superstar - the right guy (an explosive, aggressive, scintillating dynamo who could do it all) in the right place (Montreal) at the right time (he was at his best after the last Western league folded, and the NHL became the show). He drew people to the game. Plante's great. Lafleur's great. Roy's great. But their impact on the game is not Morenz' impact. (Plante's the only one who comes close). When you look at Morenz both on and off the ice, I think he's a no-brainer for No. 1 in this round.

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