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AEWHistory

Member Since 29 Apr 2009
Offline Last Active Nov 20 2014 11:09 PM
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Players for whom you have outsized memories?

20 November 2014 - 11:06 AM

Here is the idea: what players, if any, do you have outsized, disproportionate, or just badly flawed memories compared to their actual accomplishments? Maybe this player played in a game important to your youth, or they played in a big game, etc. they can be Devils or from other teams. This is my favorite example:

Ken Holland- back when I was a kid I clipped newspaper articles from the Trentonian and clipped a pic of Holland in goal. I'm not sure why I did this, but the Wings really sucked back then and I had a soft spot for the (other) losers in the NHL in the '80s. Anywho, I had always assumed that Holland had something of a career since I've been looking at his pick for about thirty years. Then, on a whim, I looked him up recently. He played FOUR games in the NHL. That's it. So for years I had this kiddie memory of him being a member of the Wings in the '80s when, more accurately, he was a perennial minor leaguer who got a rare call up. I just happened to clip his pic and the rest was history.

So okay folks, who else is ready to admit they've got a faulty memory? Btw, does anyone else even remember Holland? You're disqualified if you are, in fact, Ken Holland, his spouse, children, or extended family. :)