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03-16-2012, 11:29 AM
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Originally Posted by wikipedia
The Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy is awarded annually to the National Hockey League player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to ice hockey.
Desharnais fits that bill. Historically it's been awarded to a player who got medically ****ed up, and came back. However, according to the official definition of the award, Desharnais is a fine candidate.

He wasn't drafted, invited to a try out, signed to an ECHL contract, played his way through that league, the AHL, and finally got his big moment to show his stuff in "the show." In his first full season, it looks like he'll get 63-67 points realistically. All the while, in every single league, including now, he has had no shortage of detractors.

It's an incredible story, really.

Rejean's pro-Quebec bias is obvious, however, he does have a point in this case.

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