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09-05-2012, 02:23 PM
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Orillia, Ontario
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Bring Back Scuderi
Seeing as this is on wikipedia it's probably common knowledge, but I found it interesting.
Following game 1 of Dawson City's fated challenge against Ottawa, Norman Watt a player for the Nuggets was quoted as saying "Frank McGee doesn't look like too much."
Of course we know what happened next and 14 goals later we see that even in 1905 it was unwise to light a fire under your opposition's star players.
In my research of Harvey Pulford, Alf Smith, and Billy Gilmour, I found a couple references to Frank McGee being hated by the rest of the team.
I'll have to check if I ever get time to open my laptop again, but i believe it had a lot to do with McGee being from a wealthy family, acted like a spoiled brat, and didn't work hard.
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