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07-07-2013, 11:26 AM
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Killion
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Originally Posted by TheDevilMadeMe View Post
Charlie Gardiner is a tragic but great story.
Thats for sure. Lost his father to WW1, while one of his 2 older brothers who had also enlisted came back damaged. At 12, Charlie has to leave school & go to work, hardware store. Over 7 seasons in the NHL with Chicago, wins 2 Vezinas, 3 - 1st and 1 - 2nd All Star Team selections, Stanley Cup, Captain of the team. Dies at just 29 of a brain hemorrhage.

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Claude Lemieux...
He was reviled, hated by many, but me? I liked Claude Lemieux. One of the all time greatest agitators who was also a terrific hockey player. Its sad that you guys across the pond werent able to access the NHL on a regular basis, as youd have also missed out on the many wonderful exploits of everyone from North American born players to your own homegrowns like Salming & Tikkanen.

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