The Montreal Canadiens indirectly stood in the way of the 67 expansion.
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10-23-2013, 05:41 AM
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the Cups the Habs won in the 70's even after the 1st fair draft in 69 were still due to players they gained before 69 and due to players they gained prior to 69 that they traded to get picks to get guys like Lafleur etc.
but they still have 86 and 93 so good on them for those 2 and any prior to 55.
1st draft in '69? Are you really serious?
It was in '63
And EVERY TEAM in that era bought entire teams. But it was a Canadiens' GM (who BTW was let go by the Leafs....BTW, Thanks) who instituted this practice of developmental leagues. Because of Selke, Montreal began to dominate with Francophone AND Anglophone players....because they played the best ones. Shocking I know
And if they stood indirectly in the way of '67 expansion, then explain how it happened.
It happened to get in front of another group who were trying to organize a new league to compete against the NHL. That group took a hit but some of that same group were still able to start a league, maybe you heard of it...the WHA?
This crap is getting old. Montreal won due to forward thinking and excellent management along with develloping their own coaching staffs and players better than any other team.
Deal with it.
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