Sunday, March 20, 2011

Tim Young

Sent: 3/10/11
Received: 3/14/11
Time: 4 Days
Address: Home
Item Sent: 1977-78 O-Pee-Chee, 1979-80 Topps, 1981-82 Topps
Item Received: 1977-78 O-Pee-Chee, 1979-80 Topps, 1981-82 Topps.  All signed in black Sharpie.

Tim Young was one of the most talented playmakers ever to don a North Stars sweater.  In his sophomore season of 1976-77, he set a new team record with 95 points (later broken by Bobby Smith).  Four years later, he helped lead the North Stars to an improbable Stanley Cup Finals appearance with 17 points in 12 games.  Injuries ended his career prematurely (after short stints in Winnipeg and Philadelphia).  History seems to forget him in the shadows of Smith, Broten, Ciccarelli, and Bellows, but Tim Young was a force.

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