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12-29-2010, 03:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Ron View Post
I would like to address your first two points.

First of all, I like Martinez. He hustles, he has good ice sense, and he doesn't make mistakes (consistently...there have been a couple of gaffs but it didn't hurt us).

If he is our "weakest link," we will definitely be in great shape.

Rogie Vachon was un-****ing believable. Yes, there is a reason why his jersey is retired and hanging in the raftors. I had the privilege of seeing him play personally and the guy was born to be a goalie. He won the Vezina trophy in 1967-68 with the Canadiens and (IMO) should have won it more times through the 1970s but unfortunately too many Eastern GMs voted for their guys in Montreal and Philadelphia...a case could have really been made for Vachon during the 1974-75 season when the Kings ended up in fourth in the league with 105 points, but he was still passed over.
I completely agree with you about Martinez, that's the point I was trying to make, although it must have not come across very well.

Also, thanks for the insight about Vachon, I wish I could have seen him play once.

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