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11-17-2010, 05:01 PM
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Wait, are you saying McPhee and Corson weren't talented? Nilan was a goon, but a lot of our skilled players could go any way the other team wanted to. Skrudland, Muller... we had teams very similar to what Philly ices today, and I do miss it.

I guess thats why I have a soft spot for Moen, I like the role player as much as the sniper.
I have to disagree. I think Knuckles was the last great tough-guy to play for the Habs, in the tradition of John Ferguson. Of course he was a great fighter, but he scored 15 goals three times and had over 30 points twice - Not exactly BGL numbers. Moreover, he played alongside Gainey and Carbo in 1986, essentially a member of our shut-down line in a year we won the cup. He was a +10 that season.

We would be very lucky to have a player like Chris Nilan on the team now.

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