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11-15-2012, 11:36 AM
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Originally Posted by Whydidijoin View Post
Bogus because they were irrelevant or just plain wrong.

MOD Lemieux did not reture because of the dead puck era, and I have seen no proof to support that it was harmful to the NHL.
Mario Lemieux retired because of the clutching and grabbing that was allowed during the dead puck era. Only reason he suited up in 95-96 was because of the league's promised obstruction crackdown (note how much higher the per game scoring rates were that year than in the previous and next seasons). That was abandoned in 96-97, which is why he retired at the end of it.

I'd provide a link, but newspaper articles from 1997 aren't easily available on-line, if they're even on-line at all.

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