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Offline Nik the Trik

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Doug Gilmour
« on: October 10, 2017, 12:47:55 PM »
Dougie has a book coming out. Here's a fun factoid from it about his leaving the team:

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I told Cliff I wanted to play for a team that really wanted me. One with good management and good coaches, and a chance to win the Stanley Cup. I also told him I wanted to play somewhere in the States, but close to Toronto. After spending so much time away from home for so many years, I hadn’t had the chance to be the kind of father I wanted to be to Maddie. Now, with a new young family and Maddie close by, I didn’t want to jeopardize that again.

In hindsight, my request probably cost the Leafs the best deal they could have made for me. Cliff told me which teams were interested, and the first one was Vancouver. The Canucks’ general manager, Pat Quinn—Cliff ’s old friend—was considering sending young prospect Markus Naslund to Toronto for me.

http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/book-excerpt-doug-gilmour-explains-rejected-trade-canucks/

Oof. Naslund on Sundin's wing would have been nice.
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Re: Doug Gilmour
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2017, 08:01:06 PM »
Oof. Naslund on Sundin's wing would have been nice.

No doubt! The stuff that comes out later...
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Re: Doug Gilmour
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2017, 08:01:06 PM »