DOO-WOP/OLDIES FORUM - Welcome
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
August 17, 2019, 08:26:40 PM

Login with username, password and session length
Search:     Advanced search
ATTENTION:
NO COMMERCIAL SITES OR LINKS TO COMMERCIAL SITES ALLOWED ON THIS FORUM. IF YOU HAVE SOMETHING TO SELL,
ie, CLOTHES, RECORDS, FURNTURE, ETC. DON'T DO IT HERE. THE URL WILL BE DELETED...  Mike Paladino
80882 Posts in 7274 Topics by 64 Members
Latest Member: doctordoowop
* Home Help Login Register
+  DOO-WOP/OLDIES FORUM - Welcome
|-+  OT - OFF TOPIC TOPICS :-)
| |-+  Off Topic Stuff
| | |-+  Marcel Dionne
« previous next »
Pages: [1] Go Down Print
Author Topic: Marcel Dionne  (Read 1941 times)
doctordoowop
Hero Member
******
Posts: 3246


« on: February 10, 2019, 01:13:26 AM »

I need   some info from  hockey buffs Joe & Robb.  Can u  friends help.  Some inside info would be good--not what I could get from Wikipedia.
Logged
Robb_K
Hero Member
******
Gender: Male
Posts: 3784


Hopeless Nostalgist


« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2019, 02:20:41 AM »

I need   some info from  hockey buffs Joe & Robb.  Can u  friends help.  Some inside info would be good--not what I could get from Wikipedia

Can you be specific about what kind of information you want? 

He was born in Drummondville, PQ.  He played Juniors for The Drummondville Rangers, and then, The Saint Catherines Black Hawks (after ownership/sponsorship by NHL teams had been divested and become outlawed (The NY Rangers and Chicago Black Hawks had previously owned and operated those teams until the end of the 1966-67 season).  Dionne led The OHA (top Jr. league in Canada at that time) in scoring his last 2 years.  He was short (5 ft. 9 in.) but very strong 190 lb.  He was a great skater, and a great set-up man, and scored a lot of goals, as well.  He scored over 100 points 8 times during his NHL career.  He was originally drafted 2nd overall in 1971 by Detroit.  After 4 years with them, he was traded to The L.A. Kings, for a boatload of player assets.  He was The Kings' major star for 12 years, overlapping one or two years with Gretzky.  He played his last 2 years with The Rangers.  He was a big part of Team Canada in their early series' versus The Russians. 
Logged

JoeC
Hero Member
******
Posts: 3526


« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2019, 09:53:03 AM »

Dionne and LaFleur go back to playing against each other in Peewee hockey. Think they came into the league the same year (if not, close). Dionne outscored Guy by 400 points in their careers but Marcel never won the Cup.
Logged
Robb_K
Hero Member
******
Gender: Male
Posts: 3784


Hopeless Nostalgist


« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2019, 01:11:47 PM »

Dionne and LaFleur go back to playing against each other in Peewee hockey. Think they came into the league the same year (if not, close). Dionne outscored Guy by 400 points in their careers but Marcel never won the Cup.
Correct!  They started in The NHL in 1971-72.
Logged

doctordoowop
Hero Member
******
Posts: 3246


« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2019, 01:42:14 PM »

More  personal info--businesses,family  life etc. 
Logged
bklynmike101
Hero Member
******
Posts: 1427


« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2019, 02:35:29 PM »

I can tell you that for at least part of his time on the LA Kings, he lived in the LA suburb of Rolling Hills Estates. And, for what it's worth (not much no doubt), his next door neighbor with whom I worked thought of him as an excellent neighbor - i.e. all around nice guy.   
Logged
doctordoowop
Hero Member
******
Posts: 3246


« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2019, 02:45:22 PM »

Thanx. Did & does  very well  financially.
Logged
JoeC
Hero Member
******
Posts: 3526


« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2019, 03:52:07 PM »

Thanx. Did & does  very well  financially.

Always good to hear. He missed out on the big money era but ... played a long time and invested well I guess.
Logged
Robb_K
Hero Member
******
Gender: Male
Posts: 3784


Hopeless Nostalgist


« Reply #8 on: February 10, 2019, 05:31:05 PM »

I can tell you that for at least part of his time on the LA Kings, he lived in the LA suburb of Rolling Hills Estates. And, for what it's worth (not much no doubt), his next door neighbor with whom I worked thought of him as an excellent neighbor - i.e. all around nice guy.  

I met him, and he seemed like a generally personable fellow (nice guy-pleasant disposition). Never heard anyone say anything negative about him (unlike Eddie Shore, Rocket Richard, Bobby Hull, Mike Keenan, Brett Hull, and even Wayne Gretzky.  It's not often that that can be said about someone in the public eye.  I also never heard anything negative about Mario Lemieux or Gordie Howe or Jean Beliveau.
« Last Edit: February 10, 2019, 11:15:30 PM by Robb_K » Logged

doctordoowop
Hero Member
******
Posts: 3246


« Reply #9 on: February 10, 2019, 08:13:13 PM »

Thanx  Robb
Logged
jp05
Hero Member
******
Posts: 841


« Reply #10 on: February 26, 2019, 09:29:29 AM »

I'd add Bobby Orr to the "never heard a bad word" list. A really nice, personable person!
Logged
JoeC
Hero Member
******
Posts: 3526


« Reply #11 on: February 26, 2019, 05:24:14 PM »

I'd add Bobby Orr to the "never heard a bad word" list. A really nice, personable person!

Opposite of his one-time coach, Don Cherry, who I've never heard a good word about.
Logged
Robb_K
Hero Member
******
Gender: Male
Posts: 3784


Hopeless Nostalgist


« Reply #12 on: February 27, 2019, 07:24:39 PM »

I'd add Bobby Orr to the "never heard a bad word" list. A really nice, personable person!

Opposite of his one-time coach, Don Cherry, who I've never heard a good word about.
Are you calling that cranky old man someone who is not so likeable?
Logged

jp05
Hero Member
******
Posts: 841


« Reply #13 on: March 13, 2019, 06:59:06 PM »

Never met Cherry, but his persona on TV is certainly a crankly OLD guy who longs for the slow, physical game from the 50's and 60's.  Those days are long gone! Although I still like the occasional "fight"/ dance. With all the pads and helmets, fighting isn't part of most players today.
Logged
JoeC
Hero Member
******
Posts: 3526


« Reply #14 on: March 14, 2019, 11:07:54 AM »

Thanks to Wiki, here are some excerpts of what he has said on hockey and other things:

- In 1989, he referred to Finnish-born Winnipeg Jets assistant coach Alpo Suhonen as "some kind of dog food", triggering the threat of a lawsuit from Jets owner Barry Shenkarow.

- As a vocal proponent of the 2003 Iraq War, he continually berated Canadian protesters.

- In 2004, on the subject of visors, Cherry claimed "most of the guys that wear them are Europeans and French guys". This statement triggered CBC to consequently impose a seven-second delay on Hockey Night in Canada. Later on, a study was published that proved Cherry to be half-right: while 50% of Europeans and 40% of French-Canadians wore visors, compared to 22% of North Americans born outside of Quebec, players who wear visors committed proportionately fewer high-sticking penalties than players who do not.

- In 2010, Cherry attended the inaugural meeting of Toronto City Council, where he placed the chain of office around incoming (and now disgraced) Mayor Rob Ford's neck. Cherry was asked to say a few remarks and opened by stating "I'm wearing pink for all the pinkos out there that ride bicycles and everything, I thought I’d get it in." He then went on to state that (Ford) had "been ripped to shreds by the left-wing pinko newspapers out there" and ended saying "And that's why I say he's gonna be the greatest mayor this city has ever, ever seen, as far as I'm concerned! And put that in your pipe, you left-wing kooks." Cherry defended his comments by stating "Well, what can I tell you? Don’t invite me. You don't invite a pit bull. If you want a pit bull, you get a pit bull."

- Known for standing up for journeymen players; tough on the "stars" (except for Orr and a few others). Old school: he hates goal celebrations (especially when done by foreign players).

Interesting guy.

« Last Edit: March 14, 2019, 11:10:48 AM by JoeC » Logged
Pages: [1] Go Up Print 
« previous next »
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.20 | SMF © 2006-2007, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
Page created in 0.085 seconds with 19 queries.