In Ian Busby's story in the Calgary Sun, Adrian Aucoin recalled the 2002 playoff series between the Islanders and Maple Leafs.
There have not been too many playoff series like that one recently, in terms of physicality, scoring and the teams down right hating each other. And you still can't meet an Islanders fan who doesn't cringe when they hear the name Darcy Tucker.
And by the way, Aucoin was just as important to the revival of the Islanders back then as Michael Peca and Alexei Yashin and sometimes that is forgotten.
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