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10-25-2012, 11:03 PM
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jumptheshark
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I think he did not announce his retirement during the season because he was hoping to be able to play. As I recall--I was young when he retired but Dick Irvan and the other cbc guys talked about it all the time in the 80's. He was in fact told to retire after the 78 season. He got his name on the cup in 79 and a ring to make it an even 10

fun fact Richard Sévigny got his name on the cup because he dressed as a back up--so he is the answer to the question Which nhl player got his name on the cup before playing an actual pro game at the NHL level

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