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01-30-2011, 12:00 AM
Kermit the Prog
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Originally Posted by Sawdalite View Post
I find it ironic that a freak blown offside call allowing a goal in Game Six of the Finals that season stole from them a chance to come back to the Spectrum and win the Cup in seven... They were killers at home back ten... and an unusual OT call against Jimmy Watson in Game One or Two (I forget which) led to the Isles stealing Home Ice. OT penalties were rare back then and had to be very blatant to be called usually. Had that team won the Cup, it would have gone down in Sports History as one of the all time best single season teams ever... as it is, they are a trivia answer (sigh).
And Denis Potvin scored a goal in that game with an obvious (except to the officials) high stick. If either of those calls were made correctly, we might be talking about three cups.

And thanks for awakening those old demons again. I don't care if Leon Stickel cured all known diseases after his time in the NHL, I'd still want to kick his nuts through the roof of his mouth if I saw him today.

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