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Share your memories of Sam Pollock
Wed, August 15, 2007

Sam Pollock, who built a hockey dynasty as vice president and general manager of the Montreal Canadiens in the 1960s and 1970s, has died. He was 81.

Pollock is the standard against whom other National Hockey League general managers have come to be measured.

He was considered the shrewdest evaluator and dealer of talent of his era, pulling off brilliant moves to land greats like Guy Lafleur and Ken Dryden and build a team that was the class of the league.

Share your memories of Sam Pollock in our forum.

Pollock passes away at age 81



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I don't remember much of him, except the results on the ice.

He put together some of the best Montreal teams of all time.
Gordon S., 2007-08-22 23:16:34

Mr.Pollock was a genius, he was way ahead of his time. He didnt just think about the present he would always be looking to the future. He stole Guy Lafluer from the Seals, sending them 2 nobodies for there first draft pick.
Jimmy, 2007-08-22 20:16:02

Emile (The Cat) Frances, one-time GM of the NY Rangers said that when Sammy called offering to send you so-and-so for your first round pick in a certain draft, you immediately began looking at your team - which to this point you thought was pretty good - wondering why you were going to finish last in the season leading up to that draft. And, more often than not, that's what happened. The Oakland Golden Seals knew - they gave up the 1st pick that turned out to be Guy Lafleur. And to make sure they finished last, Sammy sent a few players to the LA Kings to guarantee they'd finish ahead of Oakland.
George O'Leary, 2007-08-18 19:07:05

Mr. Pollock was a winner. He built great teams in Montreal and had a great eye for judging talent and making great draft picks.

My condolences to the Pollock family.
Jimmy, 2007-08-16 00:51:52

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