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03-14-2013, 02:54 PM
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patnyrnyg
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Originally Posted by eva unit zero View Post
It's a myth that territorial rights were the key to Detroit's Stanley Cup success.

Gordie Howe was from Saskatchewan, and Detroit was not his first NHL tryout.

Red Kelly was from just outside Hamilton.

Terry Sawchuk was from Winnipeg.

Ted Lindsay was from just outside Ottawa.

Marcel Pronovost was from Lac--la-Tortue, Quebec.

Not very territorial for a core.
Not attributing Detroit's success to territorial rights. But for Toronto and Montreal, definitely.

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