December 8, 2022

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Mike Bassi: A man who drew faster than his shadow has died at the age of 65

Mike Bassi: A man who drew faster than his shadow has died at the age of 65

Quebec is investigating one of its biggest names in hockey. Mike Bassi died last night of lung cancer last October. He is 65 years old.

Also read: Tributes are pouring in for Mike Boss

He will always be remembered as one of the great Mavericks. Without the back injury that left him out of the competition after 10 seasons in the National League, he could be the No. 1 scorer in history.

His average of 0.762 goals per game puts him first in this chapter.

His 573 goals in 752 games against the New York Islanders topped the list of top scorers in Quebec with 731, behind Marcel Dionne; Mario Lemieux, second with 690; And Luc Robitaille, third with 668.

Photo The Archives Journal de Montreal

Compass in the eye

The boss has unparalleled skill on the net.

As soon as he received the puck, he was in a good position to score, he often fired without looking towards the net. Because the portrait in his head was already visualized.

“All I was looking for was four feet (width) and six feet (height) to shoot in this place,” he said.

“I love scoring goals and I hate losing the net.”

Photo Archives, QMI Agency

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