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01-26-2013, 02:31 AM
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VanIslander
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Marcel Dionne, the 731 NHL goal scorer who netted 1771 points, both top-5 all time. He scored more goals and more assists than anybody between 1975-1985, scoring 100+ points an impressive eight times over that stretch but only twice was NHL 1st team all-star center (1977, 1980), twice 2nd team (1979, 1981), twice Lady Byng (1975, 1977). He was five times top-3 in NHL assists and five times top-3 in NHL points, and led the NHL in shots four times, currently second in all-time NHL career shots behind Bourque.



Quote:
Originally Posted by Scott Morrison
“He was a guy who could take control of a game at any moment because of his speed and his skill and his determination. Despite his size, he was a feisty enough player. He wasn’t afraid to, as coaches say, “get his nose dirty”, and get involved. He didn’t play on the periphery.”

Canada Cup Gold (1976)
IIHF Best Forward (1978)
Canada Cup Silver (1981)
IIHF Second Team All-Star (1983)



Quote:
Originally Posted by Jacques Demers
It was his ability to find the open man, but it was his creativity – he was a very creativity player. He found ways that, even though there was no opening on the ice, he found ways to get that opening… He was a little guy that didn’t mind being in the corner or in front of the net. He got his nose dirty – he did what he had to do to get all the points. You don’t get all those points just by showing up. He showed up with a tremendous amount of intensity every game… There was criticism that he wasn’t a winner. That’s not true. He was a winner, but he played for teams that weren’t good enough to win the Cup. This guy came to play every night."

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