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In the last week the NHL lost 2 of their greatest players.
Mike Bossy who was the greatest pure goal scorer in the game, he started his career with 9 straight 50 goal seasons and scored 38 in 63 games in his 10th season and retired due to a knee injury.
Guy LaFleur…he was my very 1st sports idol. I grew up a huge Montreal Canadien fan and Guy was the best player in the world at the time. All Guy did in his career was win 5 championships, 2 MVPs, 3 scoring titles, played on the greatest dynasty ever.
Both died to young and both died of lung cancer.
guy Lafleur use to smoke between periods…
This is probably the greatest goal LaFleur ever scored. Game 7 of the 79 semi final down by 1, LaFleur ties it and Montreal wins in OT and then went on to win the cup…
Sunday night in Montreal. A 10 minute standing O for the flower.
Mike Bossy Tribute
RIP to a couple of the greatest.
As a Bruins fan growing up in the 70's I hated Lafleur. Decades later he was at a local bar signing autographs and my Hab's fan buddy got one for me. (I wouldn't walk across the bar to get one myself, lol) It was given an honorable display spot in my man cave where it still hangs today.
I feel fortunate to have been around to watch both of these men do their thing.