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52257Re: Doug Favell Question

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  • Jim Dornberger
    Jan 2, 2009
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      I don't think Dougie had much of a workout regimen. I heard he would
      eat an entire pizza in the locker room before a game. I loved the
      fabulous flopper though, when I was 11.

      Jim Dornberger

      --- In hockhist@yahoogroups.com, "William Underwood" <wausport@...>
      > I do recall that he had a bad knee, he only played 3 games in 75-6
      and was
      > actually down to recondition where he only played 4. His GAA for
      those 3 was
      > 5.63 with a .754 SVPC, and even before that in 74-5, it was 4.09 up
      > 2.71 the year before. Now due to his injury they had brought in
      Wayne Thomas
      > from the Habs who had not only pinch hit well when Dryden had sat
      out in
      > Montreal but had a 3.19 GAA in 75-6 but a much better.905 SVPC.
      They also
      > had Mike Palmateer in the wings. So you had Favell making good
      money in the
      > WHA era with a gimpy knee who had not played well in two years,
      Thomas who
      > had played pretty well both with the Habs in 73-4 and with TO in 75-
      > outplaying Favell who was 31 at the time, and lesser paid guys like
      > and Palmateer. McRae was a back up type, Palmateer was a prospect.
      Keep in
      > mind Favell was put of the league after 3 more years the last of
      which was
      > mostly in the AHL.he was declining and this is one that I can't
      blame the
      > leafs for. Favell was getting older, banged up and not playing
      well, Thomas
      > was not a bad goalie. And in the end, Palmateer was better than
      either. I
      > think it was the knee and just father time catching up to Dougie.
      Also bear
      > in mind that Favell was never the model of consistency. In Boston
      he was
      > down there on the depth chart and played third fiddle to Parent and
      > in term of young goalies and was even behind Jack Norris when they
      had him.
      > Then in Philly he was #2 to Parent , took the job, then lost it
      when they
      > went out of the way to trade to get Bernie back. Then in TO he was
      ok for a
      > year and not so ok in year two. And, as I recall he had a number of
      > ailments. I remember when he played with the NLL Wings a bit in 784
      he was
      > wearing a knee brace and could not play much. The truth is that
      Favell was
      > always one of those guys that could tease a little but never made
      the top
      > tier of NHL goalies unlike Parent. And when things went south they
      did so in
      > a hurry like often happens with guys like that.
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