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11-13-2012, 08:50 PM
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Originally Posted by TheDevilMadeMe View Post
Yeah, I guess I can see the similarities in that Durnan played just as long as Dryden and (like Dryden) just flat out quit while he could still play. But I think the way Durnan quit (in the middle of a playoff series with his team down) is particularly onerous, especially considering that Durnan's playoff resume as a whole, while it's far from terrible, probably isn't as good as it could be.
So by your reasoning Dryden actually quit twice on the Canadiens - 1973-74 and 1979. Sawchuk quit on the Bruins during the 1956-57 season, yet Durnan carries the stigmata even though he is the only one who left his team with a suitable replacement who actually outperformed Durnan the rest of the way

This is the gratitude Durnan gets for playing through a broken hand that caused him pain everytime he stopped a shot with it. You made the post to this regard.

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