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Canadiens Nordiques – Competition: “My goal was good, the referee…

Canadiens Nordiques - Competition: "My goal was good, the referee...

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Although the event dates back more than 35 years, the days are rare when former Nordiques player Alain Cote doesn’t hear about his famous disallowed goal.

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“When I leave the house, people talk to me about it,” says Côté, who lives in the Quebec area. Whether I’m partying or taking a walk in Old Quebec, I can’t miss it. And if I go to a hockey game, I get asked if the goal is good at least four or five times. »

Over the years, the former hockey player has also developed a ready answer to those who approach him, telling him about the goal that referee Kerry Fraser disallowed in a playoff game against the Canadiens on April 28, 1987 at the Forum. Montreal.

“A phrase I often say is: ‘Yeah, my goal was good, the referee wasn’t good,'” Cote said with a hearty laugh. But people are always nice to me, they often have a way of greeting me and introducing themselves. »

In folklore

Still the owner of four stores specializing in auto parts, the 65-year-old former Nordiques forward never expected to trace hockey history in Quebec so much.

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It is also impossible to stir up competition between Canadians and Canadians.

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