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Old 08-06-2006, 09:07 PM   #251
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(24champbailey runs to the podium)

(PANTING) The Kings with the 54th pick of the NHL All-time Draft select JARI KURRI!!!






He began his pro career with Jokerit in the Finnish SM-liiga, played his first nine and a half NHL seasons with the Edmonton Oilers, and was then traded to the Los Angeles Kings where he was reunited with Wayne Gretzky. He was traded to the New York Rangers in 1996, where he played for a half season. He was then dealt to the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim where he played for 1 season, before finally signing with the Colorado Avalanche, where he would play 1 season.

Kurri won five Stanley Cups, all with Edmonton (1984, 1985, 1987, 1988, and 1990). His best season was 1984-85 when he had 135 points and scored 50 goals in his first 50 games, however his 50th game was the Oilers' 53rd game so it does not count as an official 50 goals in 50 games. A year later, he would lead the league in goals with 68. In 1983-84 Kurri set a record for right wingers in goals when he scored 71 goals. The record lasted for seven years and was broken by Brett Hull when he scored 86 goals in 1990-91.

Kurri's 19 goals in the 1985 post-season (18 games played) tied an NHL record set by the Philadelphia Flyers' Reggie Leach in the 1976 playoffs (16 games played). He also had four hat tricks in the conference finals, another feat that no player has ever equalled.

During his tenure in Edmonton, he was nicknamed the "Finnish Flash". While he was definitely a very talented player, Kurri was helped by the fact that he often played with Gretzky (every 5th goal Gretzky scored was assisted by Kurri, while he assisted on 60% of Kurri's goals.) Kurri was often the recipient of Gretzky's passes, but he turned chances into goals with his brilliant finishing ability. Kurri was not a lone sniper; he was "by far our most complete player" according to Oilers' director of personnel Barry Fraser. Although Kurri never won the Selke Trophy, he was regarded as one of the best defensive forwards in the NHL.

Although past his prime when he was traded to the Los Angeles Kings, he still had an a strong postseason which helped the team make the Stanley Cup finals for the first time.

He is the first Finn to be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame. His 1398 points are 18th all-time, and the second highest among Europeans behind Jaromir Jagr. He is 14th in all-time goals with 601. He is the second leading scorer in Oiler history, with 1,043 points in 754 games, behind only Gretzky. His #17 is retired by the Oilers and the Finnish national men's ice hockey team.


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Old 08-06-2006, 09:11 PM   #252
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Got my first line out of the way...
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Old 08-06-2006, 09:46 PM   #253
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hey 24, looks like you still have one more pick!
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Old 08-06-2006, 09:47 PM   #254
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hey 24, looks like you still have one more pick!
yeah i know. Give me a second ok? Just got home...
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Old 08-06-2006, 10:00 PM   #255
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Old 08-06-2006, 10:05 PM   #256
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Got my first line out of the way...

You landed all of them just to use that pic!
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With the 55th overall pick the Kings select...

Defenseman Chris Chelios


He is considered one of the best Americans to ever play in the NHL. With the retirement of Mark Messier, Chelios has become the oldest active player in the NHL, and with the retirement of Steve Yzerman has played the most games by an active player in the NHL.

In 1984, he made the team for good, and distinguished himself with his play. He earned a trip to the National Hockey League All-Star Game and was named to the 1985 NHL All-Rookie Team. He scored 64 points in 74 games, a high total for a defenseman, even in the higher-scoring 1980s. In the playoffs that year, he scored 10 points in games, with a +17 plus/minus. Although he only played 41 games in the 1985-1986 season, he won his first Stanley Cup, playing in front of Conn Smythe Trophy winner Patrick Roy.

Following two more good seasons, Chelios really broke out in the 1988-1989 season. He scored 73 points in 80 games at +35, was named to the All-Star First-Team, and won the James Norris Memorial Trophy.

In his first season with Chicago, he continued to score at his usual rate, tallying 64 points, and earned a spot on the Second NHL All-Star Team. After a slightly less offensively impressive season (although he had a very good playoffs), Chelios was in top form for the 1992-1993 season. He scored 73 points and won another Norris Trophy. In 1996, he would win it again. All told, he won three Norris Trophies, was named to 3 First All-Star Teams and 2 Second All-Star Teams, and played in 6 All-Star Games as a Blackhawk. He was captain of the Blackhawks from 1995 to 1999.

By 1999, though, Chelios was starting to show signs of age. At 37, his career was clearly in decline, and he was no longer the offensive and defensive force he had once been. However, even if he did not have much to offer the Blackhawks, he could still help teams with his veteran leadership and his largely-remaining talent. On March 23, he was traded to the Detroit Red Wings for Anders Eriksson and two first-round draft picks.

The move to Detroit, where he had fewer responsibilities and more skilled teammates, helped keep Chelios playing at close to his peak level. In 2002, his +40 plus/minus led the league, and he was again named to the First All-Star Team. He also led the United States hockey team to a silver medal in the 2002 Winter Olympics, and was named to the Tournament's All-Star Team. His season culminated in the Red Wings' victory over the Carolina Hurricanes in the Stanley Cup Finals, giving Chelios his second Stanley Cup.


Chelios (after he retires), will surely be elected to the Hall of Fame when he becomes eligible. His 19-year career has shown that he can both score and play defense. He also plays with an edge to his game, as demonstrated by his 2695 penalty minutes. In his prime he combined his offensive skills with his physical edge to win 3 Norris Trophies. Over his career, he played in 11 All-Star games and was named to 7 NHL First or Second All-Star Teams. Even with his career tapering off, he has proved that he can play an important role for a Stanley Cup-winning team. All in all, Chelios has secured a legacy as one of the most decorated Americans to ever play in the NHL, and is considered by some to be the greatest American ever to play hockey.


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That's one hell of a mullet that Lucky Luc is sporting in that picture.
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Old 08-06-2006, 10:13 PM   #259
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The Cheliasaurus!
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Old 08-06-2006, 10:28 PM   #260
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With the next pick in the draft, I select F Peter Stastny ( Nordiques, Devils, Blues ).



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Peter Stastny got 39 goals in his first season in the NHL and registered 70 assists. This was a record among rookies until the arrival of another European, Finn Teemu Selanne. A year later Stastny registered the most points overall on the team with 139. Peter Stastny, along with Michel Goulet, who topped the list in 1983-84 and again in 1986-87, took over the top scoring positions with Quebec at the time. But Peter clearly reigned as the best passer. In third place behind these two greats during this era was Peter Stastny's younger brother, Anton.

Peter Stastny, representing the Quebec Nordiques, took part in six All-Star games. Near the end of his career, he played for the New Jersey Devils and then the St. Louis Blues. He also suited up for his native Slovakia at the 1994 Lillehammer Olympics and the 1995 Pool B World Championships.
Plus he was a Nord for most of his career, and I'm following as much of a homer trend here as I can.
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Old 08-06-2006, 10:39 PM   #261
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The Cheliasaurus!
agreed, what else does this guy guy have to play for? He has done everything you can do as a defenseman.
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Old 08-06-2006, 10:43 PM   #262
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Time to add some more muscle to the defense. I'll select D - Chris Pronger(Whalers/Blues/Oilers/Ducks).




Alexander Ovechkin-Peter Forsberg-Mike Bossy

Bobby Orr-Scott Stevens
Chris Pronger

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Time to add some more muscle to the defense. I'll select D - Chris Pronger(Whalers/Blues/Oilers/Ducks).


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Alexander Ovechkin-Peter Forsberg-Mike Bossy

Bobby Orr-Scott Stevens
Chris Pronger

Vladislav Tretiak
This just in Pronger's wife has told Chris to demand a trade off CO's team...
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This just in Pronger's wife has told Chris to demand a trade off CO's team...

You got hot anchorwomen reporting on the goings on of your team, CO?
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This just in Pronger's wife has told Chris to demand a trade off CO's team...
I was wondering who would be the first to make that joke.
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I was wondering who would be the first to make that joke.
Yeah I was thinking the same thing when I posted the Pic of Luc, Wayne, and Jari. I was like I wonder who would make the mullet joke.
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Looks like they got your good side there, KI.

So if 24cb knew he was going to be gone all weekend, why didn't he PM you a list of possible picks he had lined up or something?
No idea...you should probably ask him. I even suggested it.

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MacTavish ripped out Harvey's toungue on January 20th, 2003. By my calculations that incident didn't happen last season.

The most famous Calgary streaker was the guy in October 2002 who jumped over the boards wearing only red socks. He knocked himself unconcious when he fell to the ice after jumping the boards.
Oh, very well.

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Old 08-06-2006, 11:26 PM   #268
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No idea...you should probably ask him. I even suggested it.



Oh, very well.

I suck.
I did not PM you the list of players because I was on the way out the door.
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1. 24champbailey C - Wayne Gretzky(Oilers, Blues, Kings, Rangers)
2. Mtbrncofn G - Patrick Roy(Canadiens, Avalanche)
3. Clockwork Orange D - Bobby Orr(Bruins, Blackhawks)
4. Breck Bronc C - Mario Lemieux(Penguins)
5. JCMElway RW - Gordie Howe(Red Wings, Whalers)
6. Jori G - Terry Sawchuck(Red Wings, Maple Leafs, Bruins, Kings, Rangers)
7. -Slap- LW - Bobby Hull(Blackhawks, Jets, Whalers)
8. killericon D - Paul Coffey(Oilers, Penguins, Kings, Red Wings, Whalers, Flyers, Blackhawks, Hurricanes, Bruins)
9. Bronco LB 52 G- Dominik Hasek (Blackhawks, Sabres, Senators, Red Wings)

10. Bronco LB 52 C- Steve Yzerman (Red Wings)
11. killericon D - Raymond Bourque(Bruins, Avalanche)
12. -Slap- D - Doug Harvey(Canadiens, Rangers, Red Wings, Blues)
13. Jori RW - Maurice Richard(Canadiens)
14. JCMElway G - Martin Brodeur(Devils)
15. Breck Bronc C - Joe Sakic(Avalanche)
16. Clockwork Orange G - Vladislav Tretiak(CSKA Moscow, Red Army)
17. Mtbrncofn D - Al MacInnis(Flames, Blues)
18. 24champbailey D - Eddie Shore(Bruins, Americans)

19. 24champbailey G - Jacques Plante(Canadiens, Blues, Maple Leafs, Bruins, Oilers)
20. Mtbrncofn C - Mark Messier(Oilers, Rangers, Canucks)
21. Clockwork Orange RW - Mike Bossy(Islanders)
22. Breck Bronc D - Larry Robinson(Kings, Canadiens)
23. JCMElway C - Marcel Dionne(Red Wings, Kings, Rangers)
24. Jori D - Nicklas Lidstrom(Red Wings)
25. -Slap- G - Ken Dryden(Canadiens)
26. killericon G - Tony Esposito(Canadiens, Blackhawks)
27. Bronco LB 52 D - Dennis Potvin(Islanders)

28. Bronco LB 52 D - Pierre Pilote(Blackhawks, Maple Leafs)
29. killericon RW - Cam Neely(Canucks, Bruins)
30. -Slap- C - Phil Esposito(Blackhawks, Bruins, Rangers)
31. Jori C - Stan Mikita(Blackhawks)
32. JCMElway RW - Jaromir Jagr(Penguins, Rangers)
33. Breck Bronc C - Bryan Trottier(Islanders, PenguC ins)
34. Clockwork Orange C - Peter Forsberg(Avalanche, Flyers)
35. Mtbrncofn C - Ron Francis(Whalers, Oenguins, Hurricanes)
36. 24champbailey C - Jean Béliveau(Canadiens)

37. 24champbailey LW - Luc Robitaille(Kings, Rangers, Penguins, Red Wings)
38. Mtbrncofn RW - Brett Hull(Flames, Blues, Stars, Red Wings, Coyotes)
39. Clockwork Orange D - Scott Stevens(Capitals, Blues, Devils)
40. Breck Bronc RW - Guy Lafleur(Canadiens, Rangers, Nordiques)
41. JCMElway C - Adam Oates(Red Wings, Bruins, Capitals)
42. Jori RW - Mike Gartner(Capitals, North Stars, Rangers, Maple Leafs, Coyotes)
43. -Slap- LW - Brendan Shanahan(Red Wings, Whalers, Blues, Devils)
44. killericon LW - Paul Kariya(Mighty Ducks, Avalanche, Predators)
45. Bronco LB 52 LW - Ted Lindsay(Blackhawks, Red Wings)

46. Bronco LB 52 RW - Bernie "Boom Boom" Geoffrion(Rangers, Canadiens)
47. killericon D - Rob Blake(Avalanche, Kings)
48. -Slap- D - Vladimir Konstantinov(Red Wings)
49. Jori D - Rod Langway(Canadiens, Capitals)
50. JCMElway C - Scotty Bowman(Canadiens, Penguins, Red Wings)
51. Breck Bronc D- Brian Leetch(Rangers, Maple Leafs, Bruins)
52. Clockwork Orange LW - Alexander Ovechkin(Capitals)
53. Mtbrncofn D - Phil Housley(Sabres, Jets, Blues, Flames, Devils, Capitals, Blackhawks, Maple Leafs. )
54. 24champbailey RW - Jari Kurri(Oilers, Kings, Rangers, Mighty Ducks, Avalanche)

55. 24champbailey D - Chris Chelios(Canadiens, Blackhawks, Red Wings)
56. Mtbrncofn F - Peter Stastny (Nordiques, Devils, Blues)
57. Clockwork Orange D - Chris Pronger(Whalers/Blues/Oilers/Ducks)
58. Breck Bronc
59. JCMElway
60. Jori
61. -Slap-
62. killericon
63. Bronco LB 52

Breck Bronc is on the clock.

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I did not PM you the list of players because I was on the way out the door.
Well, there you go.
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It's all good. I wasn't b****ing, just curious.
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It looks like I can make my pick at 12:43 AM CST. True?
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Damn, I didn't even know it was my turn, let alone for a whole day.

I'll pick RW - Pavel Bure (Canucks, Panthers, Rangers).

Bure is one of the greatest goal scorers in NHL history. He's "only" 60th all-time in NHL goals, but Pavel played in over 70 games only 5 times in his 11 year career. Lockouts, injuries, and contract problems kept the Russian Rocket from getting over 500 NHL goals. In those 5 years of over 70 games Bure scored 60, 60, 51, 58 and 59 goals. The 51, 58 and 59 goal seasons were incredible considering they came in the "dead puck" era of the late-'90s and early-'00s.

According to my quick research, Bure is third out of the top 100 goal scorers in NHL history for goals per game behind only Mario Lemieux and Mike Bossy with .622.

Bure played on some bad teams and only participated in the playoffs a few times, but he had a memorable postseason in 1994, scoring 16 goals and leading the Canucks to game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals. He scored an overtime and series winner (on a breakaway) in one the greatest games in NHL history; game 7 of the 1994 Western Conference Quarterfinals vs. Calgary.


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THose Cheap Bastards select:

Viacheslav "Slava" Fetisov, D, USSR/Red Wings. It'll be nice to have a coach on the ice!

Viacheslav Fetisov formed one of the best defence pairings in hockey when he was teamed with Alexei Kasatonov with the Soviet National Team in the 1980s. The duo was part of the "Big Five" for the Soviets along with the KLM line of Vladimir Krutov, Sergei Makarov, and Igor Larionov. Fetisov was well respected by his teammates for his strength of character both as a player and as a person, and he served as captain of both the National Team and of the Central Army squad.

Fetisov possessed exceptional mobility and instinctively knew when to pinch in from the blueline to create a scoring chance in the offensive zone. As a defenceman in the 1980s he had few rivals, not just at home but worldwide. He was named as the top defenceman at the European Junior Hockey Championships in 1976 and achieved the same honour at the 1978 World Junior Championships along with a berth on the tournament All-Star team. He was a nine-time All-Star and five-time winner of the best defenceman award at the senior World Championships and played on a total of nine Olympic and World Championship teams during his international hockey career.

Fetisov was originally drafted by the Montreal Canadiens in 1978 but re-entered the draft and was selected by the New Jersey Devils in 1983. The Soviet Union's political climate was changing in the late 1980s and Fetisov made a stand against the establishment by signing with the Devils in the spring of 1988. He applied for his release from the army after the conclusion of the 1988 Soviet hockey season, but his release was rejected by authorities.

Soviet club teams toured North America in 1989 for a series of exhibition games against NHL opponents. One of the dates on the schedule was a game on January 2, 1989, in New Jersey between the Devils and Fetisov's Red Army club. Fetisov scored a goal in the Red Army's 5-0 win that evening and was cheered by the Devils fans throughout the game. He said afterwards, "I'm ready now. I want to play in New Jersey."

Returning home from the tour, he announced that he was quitting the Red Army team. However, as a member of the armed forces he was required to report to army headquarters every day, even though he wasn't playing hockey. However, he did little more than move papers around at his desk. When it was announced that he would not be allowed to play with the National Team during the upcoming World Championships, his teammates rose in solidarity to have him reinstated by stating that if Fetisov would not be allowed to play then they would not play either. He was soon reinstated and the players wasted no time in electing him as their captain.

By this time it was more than obvious that there would be no way to keep Fetisov from heading to the NHL. After the 1989 Worlds the Soviet Union hockey powers announced that they would be going into a rebuilding phase and veteran players such as Fetisov were free to join the NHL.

In 1989, at age 31, Fetisov finally began his NHL career as a member of the New Jersey Devils. He would go on to play for nine years in the NHL, including his final three in Detroit. While with the Red Wings, Fetisov participated in the 1997 and 1998 All-Star games, and earned two Stanley Cup rings in 1997 and 1998. After that first title, he organized the Cup's first visit to Russia.

He retired to accept a position with the Devils as an assistant coach and earned his third Cup ring following New Jersey's championship in 2000.

Viacheslav Fetisov was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2001.
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And a bio for Scotty Bowman:

The high standards to which William Scott Bowman held himself and his players contributed to a landmark coaching career. A master of motivation and mind games, he knew how to get the most out of every player he handled. During his 27 years as a coach, he never experienced a losing record in any full season in which he was behind the bench. His eight Stanley Cup coaching wins leave him tied with the legendary Toe Blake for the most ever.

A head injury ended Bowman's playing career while he was still a junior. He moved into coaching in the Canadiens' minor-league system and broke into the NHL with the expansion St. Louis Blues in 1967-68, leading that team to the Stanley Cup finals in each of its first three terms.

In 1971 the Montreal Canadiens hired Bowman to replace Al MacNeil, who had coached the team to a Stanley Cup just the year before but had lost the respect of players such as Henri Richard. The Canadiens won at least 45 games in each of Bowman's eight seasons at the helm, and they won the Stanley Cup five times. Those achievements speak volumes about Bowman's ability to prevent such an overpowering squad from growing complacent.

After the Habs' 1979 Cup championship - their fourth in a row - Bowman announced that he was stepping down from one of the most prestigious yet demanding jobs in hockey. A new challenge awaited him in Buffalo, where he was hired as the Sabres' coach and general manager prior to the 1979-80 season. The Sabres were a good team that failed to duplicate their playoff success of 1975, when they reached the finals only to lose to Philadelphia. Although he engineered a number of shrewd draft-day deals, Bowman was never able to fill the Buffalo roster with the same numbers of extraordinary role players he had had at his disposal in Montreal.

Bowman temporarily quit coaching in 1987 to work as an analyst on the CBC's Hockey Night in Canada telecasts. His next stop was Pittsburgh, where he was hired as the Penguins' director of player development. During the summer of 1991, he was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame as a Builder. He returned to bench duty with the Penguins that autumn after Bob Johnson, a popular figure who had led the team to its first-ever Stanley Cup victory in 1991, succumbed to cancer during the off-season. Bowman molded the multi-talented club into a well-rounded squad that could control play at both ends of the ice. Their repeat championship in 1992 was attributable in no small measure to Bowman's leadership.

In 1992-93, Bowman's Penguins led the league with 56 wins and 119 points - both franchise highs - but were upset by the New York Islanders in the Patrick Division finals. Bowman moved on to Detroit, where he coached the Red Wings to 46 wins and 100 points. A stunning first-round defeat at the hands of the San Jose Sharks proved to be a short-term setback, as the Wings reached the Stanley Cup finals in 1995 - their first appearance in 29 years. Although they were swept by the New Jersey Devils, Detroit appeared to be headed for long-term success.

In 1995-96, the Red Wings won an NHL-record 62 games - eclipsing the previous standard of 60, which Bowman had set with Montreal in 1976-77 - but they fell short against the eventual Cup winners, the Colorado Avalanche, in the Western Conference finals. On December 5, 1995, Bowman made history when he coached in his 1,607th game - another NHL record.

Bowman earned a permanent place in the hearts of Red Wings supporters in 1997 by leading the team to its first Stanley Cup win in 42 years. The following year his experience at keeping a dominant team hungry came in handy as he guided Detroit to a repeat championship. Along the way he reached another individual milestone on February 8, 1997, when the Wings beat Pittsburgh to give Bowman his 1,000th career regular-season victory. In 1999 the Wings fell short of a "threepeat" when they were upset by Colorado in the Western Conference semifinals, but Bowman remained behind the bench to lead Detroit into the new millennium.

In February 2002, Bowman privately decided that he would retire at season's end. His hockey fairytale would indeed finish with a storybook ending. Scotty's Red Wings won the Cup in dominating fashion, defeating the Carolina Hurricanes in five games. One of the poignant scenes that played itself out on the ice following the presentation of the Stanley Cup was seeing Scotty out on the ice surface wearing skates and letting his players know that he had retired.

With nothing left to prove, Bowman retired from active NHL management with an unprecedented hockey resume. He is the winningest coach in NHL history with 1,244 victories and an astounding .654 winning percentage. His nine Stanley Cup bench wins ranks first all-time.

Scotty Bowman was selected as an Honoured Member of the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1991, but leaves a legacy that will remain as long as the game of hockey is played.
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