If there was one player in the 1980s and 1990s who seemed destined to carry on the tradition of the Flying Frenchmen in Montreal, it was Stephane Richer. Montreal fans never really warmed to him, and instead of a glorious legacy he is almost forgotten.
This despite the fact that Richer played the game with flair and even a touch of elegance, just enough to hint of a Jean Beliveau or a Guy Lafleur. He was a prolific goal scorer, twice reaching 50 goals in a Habs uniform, the last French Canadien player to do so. He was a regular three star selection, twice taking home the Montreal team award for most three star selections in a season. Three times he led Montreal in playoff goals, and twice in playoff points. He was also a member of the 1986 team that won the Stanley Cup, and the 1989 team that appeared in the Stanley Cup finals.
You can read the full Stephane Richer biography here. Richer is the 62nd Montreal Canadiens player profiled here at Greatest Hockey Legends.com. I'm actually not sure (and at this exact moment not about to count) of the exact number of all players profiled, but it is approximately 600 players on top of many feature posts.
If I may pat myself on the back, that's not progress as I enter my second season here at Greatest Hockey Legends.com
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