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Pat Riggin: Talks his way out of Washington - 1985

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07-12-2012, 12:29 AM
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Pat Riggin: Talks his way out of Washington - 1985

I am looking for info on Pat Riggin and what he said to get himself traded out of Washington back in 1985. Wasn't it something about American players taking jobs from Canadian players? Does any one have a link to the quote?

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07-13-2012, 08:06 AM
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In November of 1985, Riggin was traded to the Boston Bruins for former AGM Pete Peeters. Many believe that Riggin was traded from the Caps, even though he was at the top of his game, due to the remarks he made following a game in the World Championships. Riggin was playing for Canada and beat the US. After the game, Riggin said he was motivated because he was tired of the US players taking jobs in the NHL. Now, most of the Caps top players at the time were American; like Rod Langway, Bobby Carpenter, and Dave Christian and it probably didn't sit well with management with these comments.

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