I just don't get it
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02-07-2007, 06:47 AM
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Actually as for 90 pts. it was Turgeon (96) and Damphousse (96) who did it last in 1995-96. And they were labelled soft at times and considered not good enough to lead the Habs to the cup.
Turgeon was labelled soft, but NOT Damphousse. In fact, Vinnie was often put up as the contrast to Pete.
Damphousse was an intense player who battled for every inch and took a few too many penalties for it. Still, soft he was not, which is why he made a good captain. The problem was only that by about 1997, Damphousse had slowed down, speed-wise, and was no longer an elite player.
In the old days of hockey, we would have allowed our older statesmen to stay and impart their style and wisdom to the youngsters, but in today's atmosphere of demanding instant results and asking "what have you done for me lately?", no wonder no one finishes their career where they started.
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