sorry guys, just had to bring it up one more time before killing it.
I just spent the last 3 hours with the founder of Sassoon jeans (not Maurice). In telling his bio, he mentioned that and mentioned the Rangers, and mentioned Espo, Duguay and two Swedes (who I said were Hedberg and Nilsson). Thought it was kind of funny that it would come up in a meeting.
Man my sisters loved Dugay! To bad he spent more time on his hair than his game.
Same here. Only One sister though - and she has a portable shrine that is in good shape to this day. It is a red folder. inside are pictures of her and Dugay at various events (after games, signings, Ranger fashion shows, etc...) also a Dugay hockey card. Pictures from games on the rangers and the wings. My personal favorite: a "I HEART Ron Dugay" Bumper Sticker...and various other things.
I also get a call from her every year on June 14. Care to guess what happened on that day in 1983 ??
HATED that deal at the time, but Duguay was the least of it for me. I really loved Johnstone and Hanlon at the time. Good thing Osborne played well...Blaisdell was a joke and Mio was OK but a lesser beast.
Cool thing about Duguay was on his second Ranger go-round what a great checking player he morphed himself into after he'd l,ost the scoring touch. I really respected the work ethic he'd adopted and enjoyed his play maybe more than I had during the ooh-la-la days. Kind of surprised he didn't opt for a life in hockey media becuase I remember him as intelligent and well-spoken.