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01-08-2004, 09:00 AM
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Originally Posted by
Jyroe Habs Fan
I have NOTHING against french players overall.
My Favorite player growing up in Saskatoon was #10 Guy Lafleur
Roy was a god to me until 1995!
I do not like soft players though, Turgeon, Damphousee.
I love the Habs team from 86 to 93 minus these boneheaded moves listed above. The reason we won the cup in 1993 was ROY with help from Muller and Carbo and Eric and we easily won that year with these fine players above (Corson, Chelios, and Skruly)
Well, just because you don't like Vincent Damphousse, doesn't mean you get to re-write history.
You list the reasons Montreal won the Cup in 1993, yet don't mention Damphousse. This is an odd ommision because he led the Canadiens in scoring that season with 97 points. Then, in the playoffs, he once again led them in scoring putting up 23 points in 20 games. Obviously, he was a huge part of the Habs winning the Cup and was the undisputed offensive leader on that team leading them in both regular season and post season scoring.
To says they would have 'easily' won the Cup with 'fine players' like Corson instead is quite a stretch, IMO.
In that same season, in 80 games, Shayne Corson had 47 points. A full FIFTY point difference. If you remove 50 goals from the Habs that season, they drop signifcantly in the standings. He more then doubled Corson's output. If you follow that formula and assume, best-case scenario, that Corson puts up 10 points in the playoffs, not only do the Habs not 'easily' win the Cup in 1993, but they most definitely lose not just the Cup, but are eliminated way earlier in the playoffs. Take a look at how many one-goal games (OT especially) Montreal was involved in. You replace Damphousse with Corson and concede all those points it's a very different story.
Your personal bias doesn't change facts.
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