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Montreal Canadiens Legends Challenge: Dickie no Moore

Two-time league scoring champion is voted out on day nine.

Portrait Of Dickie Moore Photo by Bruce Bennett Studios via Getty Images Studios/Getty Images

Dickie Moore was more than just a name that was fun to say. He was a linemates of Maurice and Henri Richard, and he won two Art Ross Trophies as league scoring champion. He is next to be voted out as we head into the tenth day.

Here are some comments:

  • A couple of Art Ross, set a single-season scoring record (41g, 55a, 96 points) but was a great complementary player on a great line and team.
  • As much as I think he is underrated (mainly due to my precious old hockey card of him) I also think that Dickie Moore doesn’t sit on the same pedestal as the remaining set of names.
  • What does everyone see in Moore that got him ahead of other legends? Should have been off this list long ago.
  • A key part of the super teams of the 50s and early 60s but not the driver. A hard call but given the players available, it had to be made.

We are really starting to enter the hardest phase of the challenge, as every name left is synonymous with the historical success enjoyed by the Montreal Canadiens franchise across various eras.

Here is the summary of the first nine days:

Voting for day ten is now open. If you are uncertain who is left in the field, refer to the primer in the first article of this series. Voting cutoff is 11:00 PM EST on Saturday.