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12-23-2011, 11:58 AM
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Originally Posted by neelyforpresident View Post
Normand was a little before my time. Can anyone comment on what his potential was?
In his draft year, Normand Scored 55 goals and 101 points in 72 games in the Quebec League. There was no doubt about his skill set, only about his size at 5'10". Had he been a bit bigger, he undoubtedly would have gone higher than 14th overall where the Bruins selected him just ahead of Al McCinnis. He proved the doubters wrong, making the team as an eighteen year old and contributing 14 goals and 33 points in 66 games as a rookie. In his sophomore season, he was scoring at a point per game pace with 9 points in his first 9 games before tragedy stuck for him in a game in Vancouver, I believe. Could he have kept up point per game #'s? We'll never know, but it certainly appeared the sky was the limit for Normand. Judging how he has faught back from this terrible tragedy, one certainly can't question is courage and character.

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