I believe there was another Richard that played with the habs. Had enough energy to win 11 Stanleys. He might have been able to lead the 4th line instead of Skrudland.
But he was not a 4th line player in real life. They really tried to build the best team by filling the roles you would have on a real team with the best players. So they put the best 4th liners on the 4 line, instead of having a hall of fame 4th line or something that you would never see on a real team.
This is a grand idea, and a more realistic team. The only thing I think is silly is the Hall of Famer rule. They should have just slotted the guys where they really played and not eliminated hall of famers.
Lafleur being left off is fine. It was him or Richard, as both were top RWs.
that list that TSN pulled out of their ***** is the worst list of players possible for a great franchise with as many legends as the habs. the current habs team can beat that team, the Oilers of the 80s would rip them apart.
Not a fan of the list, mainly because of the criteria. Limiting the team to 8 Hall of Fame members means that even if they wanted to, they couldn't have just picked the 1976-77 Habs' team (who have 9 players who were members of the Hockey Hall of Fame). I think something's wrong with your limits on an all-time team for a franchise when there is a team in that franchise's history which couldn't fit under the criteria.
Komisarek on the first pairing, or even the team, is a joke as well. and that's coming from a guy who bought a jersey with Komisarek's name and number on the back.
I kind of see what they were getting at, but it was still a stretch. I did like the fact that Claude Provost received some props placed the ultimate shut-down line with Gainey and Carbonneau. I always feel that Provost and Bobby Rousseau never get the respect that they deserve mired on the high horsepower Canadiens line-up of the late 50's and 60's. This despite that they both put up better than average offensive numbers in their own right.