Guy Lafleur, RW-
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04-07-2006, 08:38 AM
Join Date: Jul 2004
You wrote :
"A diligent worker for the puck and responsible in his own end, he played every shift as if it were his last."
While not completly wrong, I would say that it is not accurate.
Lafleur was "generally" a diligent worker for the puck. But like Kovalev, he was sometimes floating in a frustrating way. I remember me brothers and I sometimes saying "if Lafleur would work hard every shifts, he would score 80 goals".
He certainly not played every shift as it was his last. There was a lot of games where you wouldn't notice him for two periods, and then BOOM, 2 goals in the third. he was a game breaker, that's for sure, and a big game player.
On the other hand, I think you could add that he was the first to (I don't recall the exact number) have more than 3 consecutive 50+ goals seasons (maybe it was 4?). I do know he had 6 consecutives 50+ goals season and that it was then a record for a few years.
And don't get me wrong : he was my idole no matter the fact that I consider he was sometime floating.
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