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Larry Brooks comments on the Dale Hunter History Will Be Made Commercial

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Via the NY Post: While Brooks is often off the mark with the Isles, his take on the '93 team and the aftermath of the Hunter cheap shot really hits the mark. Notable quotes: "The NHL's celebration of Dale Hunter as part of its playoff "History Will Be Made" promotion is nothing less than sickening." "Understand that a healthy, undamaged Turgeon never in a million years would have been traded to the Canadiens for Kirk Muller less than two years later in the deal that debilitated the organization."

Remembering 1992-93: Hockey was never the same

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Very fun post at Behind the Net talking about how '80s firewagon hockey (and the crazy stats that came with it) basically carried through to 1992-93, then stopped. I know a lot of Isles fans think Pierre Turgeon was never the same after Dale The Coward mugged him. For his time as an Islander, that may be true -- but getting to watch him later every night for several years like I did in St. Louis, I disagree: Turgeon got "it" back, he just got it back in a league that wasn't scoring as much, on a team that embraced defense-first hockey, at a time when the sport overall became much more focused on suffocating (:cough: obstruction) defense. Still, as a fan part of me died after 1992-93. Still feel in some ways like I'm in purgatory.

Turgeon tragedy

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Really sorry to pass on tragic news: According to reports, Pierre Turgeon's 18-year-old daughter Elizabeth was killed in an automobile accident. (h/t Eric Hornick noting the news.) She was a Team USA U-18 player and headed toward U. of Minnesota. She was also one of four children -- and a twin. Words aren't enough for a tragedy like this. But I know Elizabeth's father was a favorite of many here and certainly a favorite of mine, so I thought it worth posting here for your sentiments.

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