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09-29-2012, 12:56 PM
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Originally Posted by BeliveauFan4ever View Post
Watching the Summit Series this evening made me wonder.

Longtime Hab fans...did Serge lose a step or at least some speed, IYO, after his leg injury?

I seem to recall he was a terrific skater as a rookie...not that he wasn't a very good skater in '72 and the years following.

I was just 7 when he broke into the NHL, so my recollections are less than great and I never saw him play, in person.

I was only 10-years old when he broke into the the league in '67 so I may be embellishing my memories but my perception as a young hockey fan was that he was a fast and powerful skater when he broke in and that his skating was never quite the same after his first injury. For what it's worth.

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