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10-27-2013, 11:36 AM
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Hardyvan123
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Originally Posted by VMBM View Post
Clarke didn't quite have a Bossy (only 'poor man's Bossy' = Leach) as a linemate, though. Or a Potvin as a defenseman. Just sayin'.

Not that I'd choose Clarke over Trottier either.
No Barber and Leach weren't Bossy but they where a pretty good set of wingers and did help bump up Clarke's production from the 90 point range to the 120ish range for those 2 stellar seasons.

Leach and his alcohol issues are well documented by the chemistry he had as Clarke's triggerman are also well documented.

Clarke's Dmen were Dionne like though but the style of play and makeup of the team was also well suited to help Clarke as well, ie his supporting cast didn't hurt in the more physical playoffs.

There was a comment about Dionne's poor international stats in another thread and Clarke's stats are much worse.

Even if Clarke is viewed by some as the 2nd best player in the 72 series for Canada that's really not saying a lot as that team really had a poor performance if one really stops to think about it.

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