Interesting to see Glenn Resch listed here so many times.
It's funny how history gets skewed sometimes, but Resch was never a backup, save for the 1980 playoffs.
From 1974-1980, Resch started more games than Billy Smith every year. And started more playoff games. Smith was the backup, if anything. Resch was the guy that had been picked twice as a post-season All-Star, while Smith never had until that point.
And then Smith got hot and went on a run in the 1980 playoffs, and the rest is history.
Resch and Smith split games again the next year until Resch was dealt to Colorado, and he continued to be a starter for the next 5 seasons after that.
But still, the perception endures that Resch was Smith's backup, when the reverse was true more often than not.
Mikhail Shtalenkov. I remember being so happy when the Panthers traded Sean Burke to Phoenix for him and Burke turns into an all-star for Phoenix and Shtalenkov leaves the league after playing 15 games for Florida. It's funny the things you have vivid memories of, I was 11 years old and I remember hearing about this trade at the end of the 6:00 Sportscenter like it was yesterday.