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11-21-2012, 07:23 AM
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JaymzB
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Was my favourite player for a few years while he was with the Habs (I was devastated when I first heard they traded him to the Devils, but I learned to like Muller pretty quickly).

As many have said here, he was a very gifted offensive player, who was capable at both ends of the ice, even when he was with the Habs. One of the best slap shots for a forward in his day. I believe he was the only player who appeared in both the Fastest Skater and Hardest Shot competitions at the first All-Star Game Skills Comp in Pittsburgh. When in Montreal, he was consistently dogged due to his perceived lack of desire, though it is obvious that his depression was a big factor in that. I don’t think him and Burns ever really got along, but again, in the Macho world of the NHL, people didn’t suffer depression, they were “weak minded” or “lazy”.

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