What Was Bob Johnson's 7 Point Plan To Beat Edmonton in '86
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11-11-2012, 06:55 AM
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Bring Back Bucky
Every dog has its day, even the Flames. They couldn't beat a rookie goalie in the finals but they did go on to win their one Cup in 40 years as an NHL franchise 3 years later. The world's worst card player catches a lucky hand once in a while.
Patrick Roy wasn't just ANY rookie goalie. Second best stats in the history of the position.
Besides, the 1989 Flames were absolutely STACKED. They could have been every bit the dynasty that the Oilers were if money and the strength of the Canadian dollar hadn't come into it. They had to dump all of their all-stars for virtually nothing. Doug Gilmour for Gary Leeman?? Please. Even at the time everyone knew that was a terrible trade.
The only player they got a return on AT ALL was Joe Nieuwendyk for Iginla, and that was only because Iggy hadn't played a game in the NHL yet, and was unproven.
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