Mario didn't need Dave Semenko to protect him, he could protect himself.
I would also like to add that Ron Francis is the most underrated player in NHL history.
Oh man, Bullitt wins my heart by mentioning both my favorite and second favorite players in the same post!
Francis is unbelievably underrated. The dude just marched into second place all time on the assists list - and NOBODY noticed! Considering the number of years he's played in Hartford and Carolina, that's one hell of an achievement!
cfgb: Thanks for the love, but after spending 4 years in Ottawa I try to stay away from anyone from Hull. You know how it is...
HEY! I've only lived in Hull since August, and plan on gettin' the hell out ASAP! The ONLY reason I'm here is because I couldn't afford to live on my own, and my parents were willing to let me live rent free in a place on the condition I move in with my brother (who's going to CEGEP).
If I didn't live here, I'd try to stay away from here as much as possible myself. ;-) Back to Ottawa before the summer is out!
The canal still isn't safe for Winterlude yet, which is absolutely ridiculous seeing as how it's THE 30TH OF JANUARY! Not that I mind a whole lot - I don't do Winterlude most of the time (though my friends may drag me out), but the mild weather sure is throwing me off...
http://sports.yahoo.com/nhl/blog/puck_daddy/post/-lsquo-PC-Load-Letter-rsquo-Tallon-rsquo-s-sna?urn=nhl,174746 The gist of the story is the GM mailed out qualifying offers to several of their restricted free agents.