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11-22-2011, 06:15 PM
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Originally Posted by TarredandFeathered View Post
Both, in my opinion.
I've never seen so many people get uptight when someone dares criticize Clarke. I wasn't even alive during the 70s, so maybe I'm not as appreciative of Clarke as the player, but when I think of him, I just think of a tremendously dirty player who practically did everything but kill the opponents to win. I just can't respect a guy like that. I'm just not one of the fans who readily embraces that Broad Street Bully image, I'm sorry. Whatever Lindros did on the ice, even if it was hard, it was always clean.

When I think of Clarke the executive, I just think of an insensitive and arrogant *******, "We didn't tell Roger to go get cancer," the Lindros saga, amongst many examples, who ultimately accomplished nothing. Consistently signing, or trading young players for big and slow defenseman, or over-the hill 'stars,' might have something to do with that.
Yeah, no. I loved Lindros as a Flyer, but he could do some really, really mean stuff. Deliberately.

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