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01-24-2013, 06:17 AM
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Originally Posted by Newsduck View Post
Patey was an excellent Blue for several seasons, but Merrick was indeed a key pivot man for the Isles during their dynastic run. Cleveland would've done well to hang on to him, but thought they'd get more out of Parise and Jean Potvin. They did get a nice boost after the trade, then of course fell apart. Minnesota would've like to have had Merrick as part of the merger since Parise and Potvin were essentially winding down.
Wayne was quite a skilled player. It is a shame that Dave Hrechkosy didn't work out as planned.

I'm going to have to find this book on the Seals. I was unaware of it. A former seal that became a Blue by the name of Len Frig was a super nice guy. I got to meet him as a kid and get my picture with him.

I'd love to own either the green and gold or the old whatever color those light bluish greenish jerseys are. Those were cool.

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