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Happy Birthday, Denis Potvin

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Contrary to the anachronistic chant, Denis Potvin did not suck. But he was one mean bugger -- as Ulf Nilsson well knew -- in addition to being an all-world talent. Al Arbour knew how to push his buttons.

Potvin turns 56 today. Here's what some of his peers thought of him:

(And yes, I scheduled this mini-tribute for, well, his birthday -- but innit fitting for the morning after beating the Rangers?)