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Old 05-29-2020, 03:16 PM   #281
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at this point honestly- I get a bit surprised when the Flames lose a game, even if they are outshooting the opposition 38-24 (18-5 in the 3rd)


interesting to watch the careers of 3 veterans sort of wind down here- Lanny on his last legs is picking up steam, Lafleur- after a 3 year retirement- has a few years left in him and finds himself on a wacky first line with Carey Wilson and Sandstrom...yet we read of poor Marcel Dionne meandering back from the IHL


interesting several of these Rangers will find themselves wearing the Flaming C in the years to come Wilson (again), Patrick, Petit, Kisio


does the line up really highlight the well know Irishman John O'Grodnick?
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Old 05-29-2020, 03:54 PM   #282
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I think it was O'Grodnick's first year in the league after starring for several seasons for the Belfast Giants on a line with Paddy O'Furniture.
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Old 05-30-2020, 03:00 PM   #283
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Old 05-31-2020, 03:00 PM   #284
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Doing a little weekend catchup here. Hard to believe we're almost at the end of the regular season! Easily my thread of the year. This has been so much fun digging through the details that BobbieLouie has shared with us. A few thoughts from the Devils and Kings matchups:

1. Man, Hunter and Maley were chucking 'em in that video. Maley was a sneaky good heavyweight throughout his career. Never put up huge PIM numbers, but always could go toe-to-toe with the big boys. I know we picked up Jim Korn a year later for the stretch run, but would have been interesting to see what have happened if we grabbed Maley instead. Curious if there was anything there, or am I just making up a rumor? In fact, why am I thinking that we actually picked up Korn on waivers--I'll double check that.

2. On the note of Maley and Korn. Those late 80s and early 90s seasons were so much fun for fight fans. Teams were stacked back then. Just look at NJ's lineup: Maley, Korn, Daneyko, Rooney, Cirella, Perry Anderson (Another underrated tough guy. Then you look at the Kings lineup: Marty, Jay Miller, Baumer--three legit heavyweights. Sign o the times for sure. I'm not big on fighting anymore, but I always love watching clips from 88 to 96(ish), as I consider that to be the golden era of fighting.

2.5. That Kings/Flames boxscore is fantastic. I miss huge boxscores like that so much. It used to be such a treat, as a kid, opening the Sports Section in the morning (Hartford Courant for me) and comb through the boxscores. The Courant had a good boxscore template (like the one from the Kings and Devils game). I've seen a few here that are tough to read--I think they are the ones from the Boston Globe (with all the extra scoring details). I also used to hate the ones that didn't tell you the specific penalties. Instead of '(Fighting)' it would just say '(Major)'; or instead of '(Tripping)' it would just say '(Minor)'. The Hockey News was guilty of this throughout most of the 80s. I remember for the 89-90 season, they switched to the more detailed oriented boxscores. Also, LOL, the idea of a Double Game Misconduct (on top of a Misconduct) is so dumb if you think about it. It's almost like Marty wanted to add to his PIMs.

3. I've noticed Gary Roberts filling in at Center the past few games. Did that happen a lot early in his career? I have zero memory of him playing anything but LW.

4. Roger Johansson. Again, didn't realize there was so much around him at the end of the '89 season. Too bad we never really got much out of him
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4. Roger Johansson. Again, didn't realize there was so much around him at the end of the '89 season. Too bad we never really got much out of him

The best thing about Roger Johansson was his Swedish League hockey card

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Old 06-01-2020, 12:03 PM   #287
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a few further things on that Kings game


one is noting that local 'legend' Kelly Hrudey missed the game because of the birth of a child- Hrudey and of course his family have been the center of some attention over the years given his mental health advocacy work


Roberts- at center- vaguely remember this- I guess you do what you gotta do with 2 HOF centers out of the lineup, Hrdina was the first obvious guy to shift over, then it would either Roberts or Pep I would think- anyways pretty good team if you can take your 2 HOFers down the middle out of the lineup and still take down a team with Gretzky-Nicholls (in the midst of a 150 point season)- Kaspar- Kontos (who at this point was a month or two away from becoming the legend Chris Kontos) 9-3
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