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02-27-2013, 04:55 PM
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Originally Posted by eva unit zero View Post
I'm suggesting that he was placed ahead of Geoffrion at the time by Montreal fans and papers due to his "aura" as the "hero of Montreal".
Yes, I do understand your point & perspective, its an interesting thought & possibility. That Richard cast a shadow over his line & team mates contemporaneously which grew larger as the decades sailed on by. There is I believe some truth in your observation. However, once distilled down to its essence, flummeries & fictions dispelled, your still left with a larger than life presence, an inimitable talent.... and no, I didnt "bash" Geoffrion, Hell of a player, a reg'lar bon-vivant, just not on the same level as Richard. Occasionally better, absolutely though not consistently enough to equal let alone better Richard in totality. Nowhere near as electric.

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