Dryden had something like six Cups in eight seasons, no? Wow!
(And what was the deal again with his sabbatical in the 1973-74 season? Did he go back to School at McGill or was he really "retiring" for good at the time? Memory slips me.)
All the guys on that list, with one exception (Barilko), were Canadiens. Telling.
He was articling at a Toronto law firm as I recall. The common story is that it was a salary dispute, and unlike most of today's GMs, Pollock stood firm. His system was that you earned you payday after several years as an elite player. Not a playoff series and one season. Pollock knew if he gave in to Dryden then Lafleur, Savard, Robinson and Shutt would all be on his doorstep next. How far apart the two sides were we'll never know because neither gentlemen has ever spoken about the feud. Both simply say it was an honest difference of opinion and leave it at that.