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01-18-2013, 10:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Killion View Post
Clark Kent with Coke Bottle glasses, ya, kinda takes the lustre off the possibility of him being a sniper in the pure sense. HOWEVER, in deep & up close & personal, no way would you be budging him from the front of the net with much ease. As such, he'd be bound to score a fair amount just on the sheer volume of shots, deflections & rebounds that would come his way. How else to explain 7G's in 9G's? Blind luck?
7 goals in 9 games is impressive and a testament to Horton's abilities, but no guarantee of a Bobby Hull talent. I believe Paul Henderson once scored 7 goals in 8 games.

Horton was certainly an interesting player and character though. Freakishly strong by all accounts, like you say. I read one anecdote where he came in to the hotel late at night and moved the Coke machines into all the elevators for a joke. The hotel had to bring in a bunch of men and equipment the next day to move them back.

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