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03-16-2013, 09:22 AM
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Originally Posted by cursednumber6 View Post
Pens without question.....Montreal's getting the two best players in the province as a birthright was a fact of life. Getting Crosby coming out of a lockout was.....lucky to say the least. Then they stunk, seemingly unaccountably and gotJagr sixth in the draft.....Nice job getting a close to generational player sixth but still pretty lucky.
Except for none of it is true. They only had rights to French players that hadn't yet signed a C-form. Most top players had signed c-forms long before approaching the age to play in the NHL. Bobby Orr signed one at 12 years old.

If you mean Rejean Houle and Marc Tardiff then perhaps you're onto something. It's about time this myth is put to bed forever.

They protected 14 players from 1936-1943 through this special rule. None of them played a single minute in the NHL.

Repeating nonsense doesn't make it true.

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