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03-28-2010, 09:49 PM
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Originally Posted by pappyline View Post
The wings had kind of been falling anyway. Habs had won the cup in 55-56 & 56-57. Ted had a great year in 56-57 yet Wings were beat by boston in the semis. In his first year with Chicago, Ted dropped from 85 points to 39 & the Hawks missed the playoffs so maybe Adams was right. Ted had a bit of a rebirth the next year on a line with Sloan & litzenberger and then dropped to 26 points in his final Hawks season.

It looks like ted was pretty much finished after 56-57.
I'd accept that if that were the true reason he was traded. But Adams didn't just trade a guy who was on the decline. He traded a guy who was causing "trouble" by having the audacity to start a union.

Suffice to say, the Habs dynasty of the 1950s was inevitable anyways

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