Re: [hockhist] profile on Emile Francis
- Hey Matt,
That was a good overview of Emile Francis' career. I woudn't call the
Berenson & Plager trade to St. Louis a clunker, though, as he got Ron Stewart.
Francis told me that Stewart was the best two-way player he ever coached.
One bad trade does come to mind, he did regret trading Andre Dupont.
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Nice profile. When he ran the Blues, future HOFer Joe Mullen was another tremendous player Francis brought to St. Louis.
Later, in Hartford, Francis brought several ex-Blues besides Liut and Babych to the Whalers organization including Tony Currie, Mike Crombeen, Mark Reeds, Jack Brownschidle, Bob Crawford, Mike Zuke, and Ed Staniowski. Also, Francis signed Jack Evans as head coach of the Whalers, who had coached the Salt Lake Golden Eagles, the Blues CHL affiliate in the late 70s and early 80s.
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From: mhdibiase <mhdibiase@...>
Date: Fri, 28 Dec 2012 21:58:22
Subject: [hockhist] profile on Emile Francis
my profile on Emile Francis is up at the following: