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03-04-2013, 01:28 AM
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Joey Moss
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Originally Posted by Hammer8 View Post
The team from 06 - really? They caught lightning in a bottle and had Pronger, exactly the kind of player I have been saying we need, not a Smid. They were an 8th place team who never made another playoff after that. I grew up watching real heart and real talent and real mean sob's like Messier, Anderson, Hunter, McLelland, McSorely, Lumley, Linseman, etc. guys with passion, balls. Toughness, desire. The 06 team was rolling sevens over and over again, and they had Pronger. Not Smid. Or Petrell.
That team had no pure skill aside from Hemsky and Samsonov. It was all heart, all grind, hardwork. Pronger helped but it wasn't just him if that's what you're getting at.

They didn't catch lightning in a bottle. They acquired a real goaltender and became what everyone expected them to be at the start of the season if they had a goalie.

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