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01-26-2013, 05:09 PM
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Originally Posted by thom View Post
Like I said Lemaire was a very good player but for me I would never consider him elite
He could have had a longer career, however I don't think he was the beneficiary of Lafleur that you might think. Keep in mind he was a wonderful defensive player as well. In 1973 he had 95 points. This is not because of Lafleur by any means. In 1975 he had 92 points and Mahovlich was Lafleur's centerman. In 1978 he had 97 and was with Lafleur. So really, I think he did well on his own. Lemaire earned his HHOF status more than Shutt.

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