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    Mike Bossy RIP

    Truly sad. Greatest goalscorer ever IMO

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    Remember him as a hated islander going against my flyers.

    RIP

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    He was a great innovator of the game. Top 10.

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    What?! No! I loved his play.

    RIP

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    He was incredibly talented on the ice. My young years I remember watching him and Trottier and Gilles vs the Bruins a lot.
    He was a smoker and it was lung cancer.

    https://www.espn.com/nhl/story/_/id/...anders-dies-65

    Mike Bossy, the Hall of Fame sniper who helped the New York Islanders win four straight Stanley Cups, smoked while answering postgame questions from reporters...
    https://www.si.com/nhl/2012/02/29/pl...ettesnhlhockey

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    Rip#22

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    Nowadays you canít even name a hockey player anymore the sport went totally to the toilet

    Itís very nice cult sport

    Almost every book will tell you they take very very little action on hockey especially USA players


    Once a sport lack superstars and dominant teams It becomes lackluster like the PGA tour and now weíre entering that in tennis

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    Quote Originally Posted by jjgold View Post
    Nowadays you can’t even name a hockey player anymore the sport went totally to the toilet

    It’s very nice cult sport

    Almost every book will tell you they take very very little action on hockey especially USA players


    Once a sport lack superstars and dominant teams It becomes lackluster like the PGA tour and now we’re entering that in tennis
    Nice post. Next time, think twice b4 you expose your ignorance.

    RIP, Mike. You were awesome. Do the Islanders win FOUR Cups w/o Bossy?

    Damn Cancer. Laker, I'm gonna pull out my Bossy rookies and enjoy them today.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckyTheGoat View Post
    Nice post. Next time, think twice b4 you expose your ignorance.

    RIP, Mike. You were awesome. Do the Islanders win FOUR Cups w/o Bossy?

    Damn Cancer. Laker, I'm gonna pull out my Bossy rookies and enjoy them today.
    Bossy averaged.76 goals a game.
    Ovechkin.61 goals a game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lakerboy View Post
    Bossy averaged.76 goals a game.
    Ovechkin.61 goals a game.
    Ya, pretty awesome. I pulled out a couple Bossy cards, not rookies:

    *In Bossy's rookie year, he scored 53 goals and accumulated only 6 Penalty Minutes.

    Laker, if you want a couple Bossy cards, PM me your address and I'll send your way. Would throw in a Hawerchuk card, too.

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    *Bossy won the Calder (ROY) in 1978.

    Laker, I'm sure you know this. Did you know that the Calder was one of the FEW awards that Gretzky didn't win?

    *Because of a technicality, Gretzky wasn't eligible for the Calder. The NHL considered his one year in the WHA and deemed him ineligible for the Calder. In 1980, Ray Bourque won the Calder.

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    rip sir ..

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckyTheGoat View Post
    *Bossy won the Calder (ROY) in 1978.

    Laker, I'm sure you know this. Did you know that the Calder was one of the FEW awards that Gretzky didn't win?

    *Because of a technicality, Gretzky wasn't eligible for the Calder. The NHL considered his one year in the WHA and deemed him ineligible for the Calder. In 1980, Ray Bourque won the Calder.
    Yes. Bourque another Legend. I have his rookie card.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jayvegas420 View Post
    rip#22
    rip
    rip

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckyTheGoat View Post
    Ya, pretty awesome. I pulled out a couple Bossy cards, not rookies:

    *In Bossy's rookie year, he scored 53 goals and accumulated only 6 Penalty Minutes.

    Laker, if you want a couple Bossy cards, PM me your address and I'll send your way. Would throw in a Hawerchuk card, too.
    Hawerchuk poor guy. Remember Thomas Steen?

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    Top 3 goal scoring talent of all time.

    RIP

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    RIP to the legend
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    Quote Originally Posted by lakerboy View Post
    Hawerchuk poor guy. Remember Thomas Steen?
    Yes, I do. Another one of the old Winnipeg Jets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jayvegas420 View Post
    Rip#22
    True NHL star, no. 22 in '22.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lakerboy View Post
    Hawerchuk poor guy. Remember Thomas Steen?

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    I use to watch a lot of his old games on YT, he was a hell of a player.

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    can someone explain why the greatest goal scorer was so underated? was it his short carrer from injurys?

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    Quote Originally Posted by coop-dog View Post
    can someone explain why the greatest goal scorer was so underated? was it his short carrer from injurys?
    Coop, invest in your Bossy rookies:

    Bossy's .762 goals per game (an average of 62 goals per 82 games) is still the highest mark in NHL history.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckyTheGoat View Post
    Coop, invest in your Bossy rookies:

    Bossy's .762 goals per game (an average of 62 goals per 82 games) is still the highest mark in NHL history.
    I might look and see what they r going for

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    Just before my time, have to respect a 4peat tho RIP

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    Damn RIP

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    great player RIP 22

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    Laker, I love this story about the 1983 NHL Finals. After losing four straight to NYI, Gretzky walked into the Islander locker room to congratulate them. Gretzky said it was very quiet and that their guys were very banged up:

    The loss in 1983 was a humbling experience for the up-start Oilers, who were young and confident. However, Gretzky credits that loss with teaching the Oilers what it takes to win. And in fact, the Oilers would ultimately win four of the next five Stanley Cups and five of the next seven.

    "We walked by their locker room in the corridor and saw after they won they were too beat up to really enjoy it and savor the victory at that moment," said Gretzky. "We were able to walk out of their pretty much scot free. We had so much respect for the Islanders players and the Islanders teams that we learned immediately you have to take it to another level in order to win a Stanley Cup. And that’s what we did. We learned from it and often credit for the Islanders players and Islanders teams for teaching us exactly what it’s all about and how hard it is to win."
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    Chuck Gretzky had great respect for all opponents. That's why he was so great. Islanders had some great players and it was basically the perfect mix of guys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckyTheGoat View Post
    Laker, I love this story about the 1983 NHL Finals. After losing four straight to NYI, Gretzky walked into the Islander locker room to congratulate them. Gretzky said it was very quiet and that their guys were very banged up:

    The loss in 1983 was a humbling experience for the up-start Oilers, who were young and confident. However, Gretzky credits that loss with teaching the Oilers what it takes to win. And in fact, the Oilers would ultimately win four of the next five Stanley Cups and five of the next seven.

    "We walked by their locker room in the corridor and saw after they won they were too beat up to really enjoy it and savor the victory at that moment," said Gretzky. "We were able to walk out of their pretty much scot free. We had so much respect for the Islanders players and the Islanders teams that we learned immediately you have to take it to another level in order to win a Stanley Cup. And that’s what we did. We learned from it and often credit for the Islanders players and Islanders teams for teaching us exactly what it’s all about and how hard it is to win."
    cool story thanks

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    RIP ..... no longer watch or go to hockey games we got seats at old arena the spectrum for like $8 each.

    and food was ok but vendors didnt walk up to nose bleed seats ..............

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    RIP Mike Bossy.. Incredible goal scorer.

    Up next Guy Lafleur…My guess July or August.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lakerboy View Post
    Truly sad. Greatest goalscorer ever IMO
    Damn, those Islanders were my favorite NHL team
    (I hated the Rangers)

    Bossy was a class act and one of the greatest wingers of all time.
    Lung cancer, horrible way to go out.
    RIP

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    Quote Originally Posted by coop-dog View Post
    cool story thanks
    Ya. I've heard some slightly different versions of this story. Makes sense, tho, Islanders won 4th straight Cup, that's a lot of extra games.

    Later in the story, Gretzky says that he looks into the trainer tables. Five guys with ice bags on their knees and shoulders. Very quiet, each player has a beer and a victory cigar. I believe the five players on the training tables were Potvin, Billy Smith, Gilles, Trottier, and one more player.

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    My Favorite player of all time ..

    I was 9 to 13 when the Isles won 🏆 4 Lord Stanley's in a row and they were and have been my fave team since.

    Watching Bossy Trottier and Nystrom on one line was incredible.

    I've watched hockey 75 thru around 2005 when I began to tone it down to now and then , but as a pure goalscorer I've never seen anyone like him.

    Living in Toronto it's kewl watching Austin Mathews go crazy this season but honestly nothing will ever compare to the Bossy goals. This guy scored from everywhere .


    RIP to a legend . 🙏
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