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10-19-2012, 12:54 AM
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Originally Posted by Big Phil View Post
Both were good leaders but Gilmour illustrated the ability to carry a team on his shoulders while Francis had Mario in Pittsburgh and a less memorable run in 2002.
Just to be fair here, Francis did carry the Pens on his shoulders against the Rangers in the '92 playoffs after they lost Lemieux and Mullen for the series.

7 goals and 5 assists in 6 games, plus that game-winning hat-trick when the Pens were on the brink of elimination. Not too shabby. And sure, that's just one series--Gilmour obviously had many many more great playoff moments--but Francis showed he could carry a team when it counted.

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