Sid Abel remembered the 1943 Stanley Cup championship as his only big breakout Stanley Cup series:
"In 1943, when I got five goals and eight assists, that was my only outstanding Stanley Cup series. Most every year Lindsay, Howe and I were like one-two-four or one-three-five in league scoring. We would have that really hot season and then do nothing in the playoffs. The other team would send out a line against us who were exclusively checkers. They'd shadow you, check the hell out of you. I remember one year the Rangers put out three guys named Raleigh, Slowinski and someone else. They not only checked the hell out of us, what was even worse, they got us so disorganized, they even outscored us. I always wished that I had more than one big Stanley Cup series."
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