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Discussion in 'The History of Hockey' started by Passchendaele, Mar 4, 2011.

  1. Passchendaele

    Passchendaele Registered User

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    How good was he? Any chance he would have reached the status of Hall of Famer, had he not played his prime in the WHA?
     
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    metalfoot Karlsson!

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    I guess this is one of my longstanding HHOF complaints; why shouldn't WHA success be recognized? Having said that, a quick glance at his career shows it was rather short.
     
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  3. MXD

    MXD Original #4

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    Some off-ice issues (not necessarily a problem...) but the guy said recently that he completely lost will to play when traded to Buffalo. Or something like that.
     
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    I remember one year he was leading the NHL in scoring after 20 games or so then had an injury(1980, I believe). A great sniper but not a complete player.

    In the right situation he could have had a better career than Goulet.

    At the end of the day he is one of those "couldve, shouldve" players IMO, kinda like a Quebec version of Kent Nilsson.
     
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    ^^^This. IMO, all the natural ability in the world but an emotional trainwreck.
     

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