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#1 Posted on 14.9.05 1214.29
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No real surprise, but this makes me very sad.

Francis has been my favorite player for years. He is easily the most underrated player in NHL history, if not one of the most underrated players in the history of team sport.

Anyone wanna join me at his Hall of Fame induction in five years?



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#2 Posted on 14.9.05 1256.08
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Aw, bummer. He was one of those guys always great to watch. A real leader without being an attention-seeker.

It was both a shock and a pleasure to see him in a Leaf uniform in 2004.
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#3 Posted on 14.9.05 1441.36
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Ron Francis is a wonderful man. Although I was expecting him to retire, I was kind of hoping he'd come back to Pittsburgh to be our checking center.
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#4 Posted on 14.9.05 1446.39
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He will always be my favorite Hartford Whaler.
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#5 Posted on 14.9.05 1706.24
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    Originally posted by too-old-now
    He will always be my favorite Hartford Whaler.


What, Shanahan doesn't do it for ya?

Although I concur with the underrated sentiment.
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#6 Posted on 15.9.05 1529.10
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    Originally posted by JustinShapiro
    Ron Francis is a wonderful man. Although I was expecting him to retire, I was kind of hoping he'd come back to Pittsburgh to be our checking center.


It was rumoured before the lockout that Pittsburgh made him an offer. Would have been awesome to see him with the Pens in his final season.
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