HFBoards

Go Back   HFBoards > General Hockey Discussion > The History of Hockey
Mobile Hockey's Future Become a Sponsor Site Rules Support Forum vBookie Page 2
The History of Hockey Relive great moments in hockey history and discuss how the game has changed over time.

Does anyone remember why so many good players got cut in '81?

Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools
Old
07-09-2005, 02:26 PM
  #1
Big Phil
Registered User
 
Big Phil's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Country: Canada
Posts: 21,371
vCash: 500
Does anyone remember why so many good players got cut in '81?

Looking at their line up Team Canada '81 is still very good on paper, but it seems to me that a lot of guys got cut at training camp or not even invited? Good players too who were still very good.

Darryl Sittler had 96 points that year and was a hero in '76
Bill Barber was a second team all-star in '81
Steve Shutt may not have been a 60 goal man by then but he still had 73 points
Lanny McDonald had 81 points on a rotten team
Bobby Clarke was a little past his prime but still never got an invite
Dave Taylor also for some reason got cut he had 112 points that year
Randy Carlyle may not be a HOF defenseman but he won the Norris that year

I know there are reasons for everything to make a team but since we lost 8-1 that year to the Russians I thought I'd ask around and see if anyone remembers( by the way I know that Charlie Simmer had his leg broken)

Big Phil is offline  
Old
07-09-2005, 03:02 PM
  #2
Ogopogo*
 
Ogopogo*'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Edmonton
Country: Canada
Posts: 14,214
vCash: 500
Because there were a lot of better players.

Gretzky, Bossy, Lafleur, Trottier, Perreault, Dionne, Gainey, Middleton, Gare plus the grinders Clark Gillies, Ken Linseman and Ron Duguay.

There was simply no room for the players you mentioned.


Last edited by Ogopogo*: 07-09-2005 at 03:07 PM.
Ogopogo* is offline  
Closed Thread

Forum Jump


Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:16 AM.

monitoring_string = "e4251c93e2ba248d29da988d93bf5144"
Contact Us - HFBoards - Archive - Privacy Statement - Terms of Use - Advertise - Top - AdChoices

vBulletin Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
HFBoards.com is a property of CraveOnline Media, LLC, an Evolve Media, LLC company. 2015 All Rights Reserved.