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Remembering Dickie Moore

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Today, Canadiens fans mourn the loss of one of the greatest the team has ever had.

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Dickie Moore is not one of the Canadiens most talked about legends, but there is no denying that he was one of the greatest. A six-time Stanley Cup champion with the Canadiens, Moore was a key player during the still unbeaten run of five straight cups in the 50's.

After being a part of two straight memorial cup championships with the Montreal Jr. Royals and Jr. Canadiens respectively, Moore made he NHL with the Habs in 1951. He was immediately assigned two veteran linemates, and pretty good ones at that; Elmer Lach, and his childhood hero Maurice Richard.

Moore would go on to form a tandem with The Rocket that would dominate the NHL for nine years. Once Henri Richard was placed between them as centre, they could scarcely be contained, hence the five straight cups. When a team's top line is as productive as they were, championships are bound to happen.

While many will be quick to point out the advantages that exist in playing with a generational talent like Maurice Richard, Moore was an unbelievable player in his own right. He won the Art Ross Trophy in 1958 and 1959, which were coincidentally cup winning years for the team as well. His 96 points in 1958-59 were at the time a league record.

A well known playoff performer, Moore will be greatly missed by the Canadiens organization, and by the entire fan base as well.

Rest easy, Dickie.