patinwoody Posted August 3, 2008 Report Share Posted August 3, 2008 These two hockey brothers, Marcel & Gilbert Dionne, have always intrigued me. If you can believe it, there is a 19-year age difference between the brothers. Marcel being the older brother went on to have a Hall of Fame career. Marcel played 18 seasons (1971-1989). He accomplished six 50-goal seasons. Winning awards such as the Art Ross, Lester B. Pearson Award & Lady Byng. He also played in numerous All Star games and had the honor to represent Team Canada in several big tournaments. You can argue that Marcel Dionne is considered one of the best players to play the game. Unfortunately Marcel never won the Stanley Cup. He played a major part of his career with the LA Kings. To Marcel’s credit, the LA Lings were not considered a hockey ‘hot bed’ at the time in 1970/80. (It was only when Mr. Wayne Gretzky came to town, that hockey was taken more seriously in LA with new ownership. The Kings even changed their uniforms – could you imagine Gretzky wearing bright yellow & purple?). Marcel was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1992. And now we come to Gilbert Dionne…. Gilbert Dionne roughly played 3 seasons with Montreal. He was fortunate to play on a line with Denis Savard who peppered him with beautiful passes. That year Gilbert made a splash and scored 21 goals in 39 games (1991/92). The following two seasons Gilbert scored 20 & 19 goals as a full time player. The fizzle had run out on Gilbert. (Does anyone remember that one game where Gilbert desperately pointed to himself after the Canadien’s had scored a goal. There was a scramble when the puck went in the net and Gilbert wanted to make sure the Ref knew to put his name on the score sheet.) Gilbert was traded to Philadelphia and then moved on to Florida (1994/96). In those two seasons Gilbert played a total of 27 games, scoring one goal. The next few years Gilbert was left riding the bus in the minors. He even tried his hand in Europe. With all this said and done, Gilbert Dionne was still fortunate to be a member of Montreal’s 1993 Stanley Cup Championship. Two brothers. Two different stories. Give it a honest thought, if you had the choice, which career would you of liked to have? Marcel's Stats: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marcel_Dionne Gilbert's Stats: http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/pdisplay.php3?pid=1373 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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