Game Thread: Montreal @ Boston l 10/30/03 l 7 ET l NESN
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10-30-2003, 06:38 PM
Join Date: Sep 2003
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nice though, the Habs were able to control the rights of players born in Quebec Provence like Richard, Belliveau, Cornoyour etc...please, those Cups are tainted for that reason. If Toronto was allowed that they'd have had Orr and you can put up about 5 or 6 of the Habs flags in Maple Leafs Gardens.
Greatest hockey team of alltime- yes. But when you have that much of an advantage I wouldn't expect anything less. You talk to most Boston fans I grew up with and thats the prevailing view.
The Bruins couldn't win after '72 with Esposito, Orr, Bucyk, Hodge, and all the rest. The Habs upset them in '71 when the Bruins set a points record and a goal scoring record and the Habs came in 4th in the conference. The did it with a rookie (Dryden) who didn't come from Quebec and Ferguson and the Mahovlich brothers who obviously didn't. Maurice Richard retired in 1960 and Beliveau and Ferguson in 1971. They won 5 Cups after that in the 1970s in no large part because they had a coach named Scotty Bowman. Your older friends are snowing you with a myth about the Quebec players because they can't accept reality.
To clinch the point, the Habs won in '86 and '93 playing by the same rules as the Bruins. Where are the Bruins pennants in the Fleet Enema Center?
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