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11-07-2012, 05:37 PM
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Compare what Reinhart did in Calgary, then compare that to what Housley did in Calgary.
Housley might have had the better career, but Reinhart did more/played more for the flames.
Paul Reinhart was a decent PMD on a good team scoring a lot of points during a high scoring era. Unfortunately he was made of glass, and he played like it - a lot. If he was able to stay healthy, we might be having a different discussion, and he wouldn't have been given away for nothing near the end of his short career. Sure, he did play more for the Flames, and scored more points, but I don't think that's the whole criteria for this scenario. Once Suter & Macinnis established themselves, he was quickly relegated to a supporting role.
Phil Housely helped keep the Flames from being a complete laughing stock during the dead puck era. However, one could argue that a few first overall picks during the Young Guns period would have benefited the team in the long run. Assuming, of course, the right player(s) would have been drafted...
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