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05-16-2011, 11:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Dreakmur View Post
1954 – 3rd
1955 – 1st (tie)
1956 – 1st
1957 – 2nd
1958 – 2nd
1959 – 8th (injured)
1960 – 4th
1961 – 3rd
1962 – 4th
1963 – 1st (only 3 points)
1964 – 5th (6 way tie)
1965 – 1st
1966 – 2nd
1967 – 1st
1968 – 3rd
1969 – 1st
1971 – 2nd (tie)
This is misleading too. You failed to list the guys he was behind these years. Here they are:

54-Moore, Geoffrion(Beliveau also played one less game)
58-M. Richard
60-Geoffrion, H. Richard, Moore
61-Goyette, H. Richard(they only played one series)
62-Moore, Goyette, Provost(they only played one series)
63-he was first(they only played one series)
64-Provost, Backstrom, Balon, Tremblay(they only played one series)
68-Cournoyer, Lemaire(Beliveau played 3 less games than the other two. Beliveau led the playoffs in PPG.)
71-F. Mahovlich

In playoff years that mattered(when he wasn't first), he was behind Dickie Moore, Boom Boom Geoffrion, Maurice Richard, Henri Richard, Yvan Cournoyer, JC Tremblay, Jacques Lemaire, and Frank Mahovlich. All of those guys were top 175 picks. And if you throw out that one year with Lemaire(where Beliveau had the highest PPG in the playoffs), all were top 105 picks. He was hardly finishing behind a bunch of stiffs.

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