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07-20-2013, 11:47 AM
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Originally Posted by Estimated_Prophet View Post
Sather? He was there over a decade previous to that Cup and just for one season. He is also the most overrated GM of all time as he is a borderline idiot who was in the right place at the right time.The reason that the rest of those players became management later on in their careers is because of Bowman. He is by a mile the greatest coach ever to coach in the NHL and he is certainly in the discussion when compared to coaches in other sports. Bowman taught them how to be leaders and take responsibility from a young age. He didn't tolerate selfish players (Larouche) and those who didn't buy in were shipped out.

Houle is probably a bad example however as he was just a puppet for Molsons.
Hey, no argument that half those guys weren't geniuses. I just found it remarkable that this one dynasty was responsible for so much influence on and off the ice. Has there ever been another team packed with so many future HoF players, GMs and coaches on its roster? The Canadiens of that era were like a secret Masonic lodge that went forth to control the NHL.

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