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Sunday, October 9, 2011

88-89 OPC Tribute: Subban, Weber and Dionne

  P.K. Subban and Shea Weber are cards 44 and 45. Subban, who burst on the scene in the 2009-10 play-offs, made the All-Rookie team in 2010-11 and the flamboyant young star has a bright future with the Montreal Canadiens.  Nashville Predators defenceman, Shea Weber, is a six year veteran and a first team All-Star in 2010-11.  He finished 2nd in the Norris trophy balloting but took home first place for his play-off beard.

#44 - P.K. Subban #45 - Shea Weber

    Marcel Dionne is 5th all-time in career points, 1771, and 4th all-time in career goals, 731.  He was drafted 2nd overall in 1971 by the Detroit Red Wings.  The Wings finished out of the play-offs each of his first four years, prompting Dionne to test free agency.   A deal was worked out the Los Angeles Kings, and Marcel Dionne help the Kings make the play-offs six straight years.  The Kings were never able to get to the Stanley Cup, or not even the semi-finals.  Frustrated, Dionne asked for a trade and he finished his career with the New York Rangers.  In 1988-89, his final season, Dionne got to play beside his teenage rival and the only player chosen ahead of him in the 1971 draft, Guy Lafleur. Despite Dionne great individual numbers, he never had any team success other winning the 1976 Canada Cup.  His one chance at winning a major junior championship was the infamous 1971 Richardson Cup, which he played against Guy Lafleur.

#108 - Marcel Dionne

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