Montreal Canadien Whipping Boys: Past and Present
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02-06-2007, 03:10 PM
Join Date: Feb 2002
The early nineties saw the fab three of whipping boys - Keane, Skrudland, Gilchrist. All three broke in about the same time, were on successful Habs teams (Skrudland played on the 86 cup winner and all three played on the team that lost to Calgary in 89), grew up in the Habs system, character guys - tough as nails.
For me this is where the Habs jumped the shark. Yes, ultimately the Roy trade sealed the fate of the franchise, but getting rid of these three players in the span on three years turned the Habs into a rudderless franchise made up of soft players. . We are still struggling to regain the toughness we had from the mid eighties to the early nineties.
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