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10-07-2003, 02:59 AM
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Originally Posted by strummerman
You know there may have been one player who lived thru 2 dynasties and was another classy guy- Red Kelly who played on the Detroit dynasty and the Toronto dynasty, but I dont think he was as dominating as Big John
Coincidentally, Imlach acquired Kelly so that he could match a big center against Beliveau. Kelly was an all star defenseman with Detroit in the 50's and Imlach had the idea of converting him. He realized that he couldn't win without a big center to matchup against Montreal. Sounds like something we've discussed all summer. When Kelly turned into a strong offensive center that was gravy for Toronto.

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