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48933Re: Yvon Lambert question

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  • a79krgm
    Oct 2, 2005
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      Thanks, ... so it seems like Detroit never gave him a chance in their
      organization as he never did play a game for them or the Fort Worth
      Wings. Perhaps this was indicative of the downfall of that franchise
      in the 70's?

      On the other hand, the Habs sure got a lot of mileage out of him. What
      team wouldn't want a big fiery French-Canadian who could get you a
      consistent 20+ goals a season?

      --- In hockhist@yahoogroups.com, "William Underwood" <wausport@b...>
      > HE was Detroit property and until the early/mid 70's the NHL had a
      > reverse draft where they had to submit a list of players who could then
      > be selected by minor pro clubs. It was a vestige of the old 6 team era
      > when there were a ton of independent minor pro teams.
      > -----Original Message-----
      > From: hockhist@yahoogroups.com [mailto:hockhist@yahoogroups.com] On
      > Behalf Of a79krgm
      > Sent: Saturday, October 01, 2005 9:45 PM
      > To: hockhist@yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: [hockhist] Yvon Lambert question
      > I was reading on old Canadiens Media guide ... listed under Lambert's
      > career statistics was the following :
      > "Drafted from the Forth Worth Wings by the Montreal Voyageurs in
      > reverse draft June 1971"
      > Does anyone know what the story behind this is? I have always thought
      > that Lambert was drafted by the Canadiens and then assigned to their
      > farm team.
      > Thanks, Ken
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