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07-17-2017, 07:33 PM
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Andre Lacroix was a three time first team All Star in the WHA and twice led the league in points. Why he isn't talked about more is a head scratcher to me.

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^^^Great job by Derek. Must read.
Yes indeedy.... Rather shocked to read that there was talk of trading Toe Blake for Flash Hollett... Can you imagine?...
The glorious future now history that unfolded for the Canadiens with Captain & then Coach Toe Blake?... well, my God.

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Andre Lacroix was a three time first team All Star in the WHA and twice led the league in points. Why he isn't talked about more is a head scratcher to me.
Maybe because he was mediocre at best in the NHL.

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Flash Hollett II

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Yes indeedy.... Rather shocked to read that there was talk of trading Toe Blake for Flash Hollett... Can you imagine?...
The glorious future now history that unfolded for the Canadiens with Captain & then Coach Toe Blake?... well, my God.
Most telling was the information that Flash Hollett was an elite swing man, defenceman / forward. Usually the norm for the post consolidation thru the O6 era was the reverse, forward / defenceman.

Also interesting to read about the deployment of Hollett with Toronto and Boston. Detroit tended to load - up on swing players so that was not surprising.

Starting to sense that the introduction of the Red Line and resulting rule changes put a greater emphasis on the ability of defencemen to skate backwards.

Interesting trivia:

1943-44 due to an in season trade Boston to Detroit, Hollett played 52 games in a 50 game season:

http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/p...y.php?pid=2337

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Maybe because he was mediocre at best in the NHL.
If it's the Hockey Hall of Fame and not the NHL Hall of Fame, he still should be given further consideration.

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If not for a serious shoulder injury Barry Pederson could have been a HHOF ER

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