Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Dave Poulin

Sent: 3/2/11
Received: 3/21/11
Time: 19 Days
Address: c/o Toronto Maple Leafs
Item Sent: 1984-85 Topps, 1989-90 Topps, 1991-92 Score Canadian
Item Received: 1984-85 Topps, 1989-90 Topps, 1991-92 Score Canadian.  All signed in black Sharpie.

Dave Poulin looked like he was going to become a Flyers legend when he broke in to the NHL.  Over his first four seasons, the fine two-way center averaged over 72 points per season, ascended to captain, and took home the Selke Trophy as best defensive forward in 1987.  His scoring totals started to plummet from there, though, and a couple of years later he was traded to Philly's arch-rival Boston Bruins.  He remained a fine checking forward for a few more years with Boston and Washington, but never again regained the scoring touch he displayed at the beginning of his career.  He is now the Vice President of Hockey Operations for the Toronto Maple Leafs.

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