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11-15-2004, 11:18 AM
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Originally Posted by Lard_Lad
Of course, Stastny's numbers went downhill, too, after he and Goulet went their separate ways, so you could also make that argument in the opposite direction.

MS's second point is probably the most convincing. Goulet was selected to two Canada Cup teams (as well as Rendez-vous 87) and performed well on them; Nicholls was never picked for a "best of the best" team like those.
Very true. Both were great players that thrived off of each other. Kind of like the Savard / Larmer of the Wales. The thing that people forget about Goulet is that he was a pretty hard nosed player. He was good along the boards and also came back to help out on D. Another thing that might have caused his dip in production was a heart condition. I'm not sure of any details but it came around 1990 and he was still around a pt a game guy, just a little more assist heavy.

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