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02-11-2013, 01:47 AM
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Originally Posted by Tarus View Post
I've heard this sentiment from more than a few younger fans. Lot of them not around for the dynasty years, and even missed out on the Weight years.

A whole generation of fans who have never seen anything but a short glimpse of an elite player in oiler silks(Pronger), and turned the medicore players the team was limited to retaining into cult heros in the vacuum created by the poor situation the team was in during the 00s.

You guys really missed out when you were growing up watching hockey.
Ya I was pretty young for the weight years, although I remember the Carter-Weight-Guerin days, Smyth is definitely the first star in oil silks that I really remember. Now that I think of it.... It's kind of sad. I also feel sad cause I know a lot of older guys like my dad are holding our current you guns up to standards of the greatest hockey players of all time..... This team seems so close right now to succeeding, yet so far away.

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