Kordic dominated the Miller series, despite what the clam eating ****s from Boston and New England will have you believe
Kordic's big problem was his complete lack of discipline. After his father passed away, he was virtually uncontrollable. Pat Burns couldn't get along with him at all and they had some pretty wild exchanges that were documented in the press. Montreal traded him to Toronto (ripping them off to get Courtnall) and he was actually still very solid fight wise although not quite as good as his first seasons in Montreal (just my opinion). His first year in Toronto I thought he fought more "B" squad guys, than had the shameful running from Probert incident, but dominated in his fights.
His second season in Toronto was pretty good as well, he was still fighting some "b" squad guys, but he also had big wins over guys like Tinordi, Crowder, McKay and McRae. Overall he was still winning his fights but his hand speed was slowing down a touch and he was a wreck off the ice. Washington and Quebec were not good to Kordic and he wasn't the same "Rambo" of old. Years of abuse and no conditioning were catching up and he used drugs to try to regain his old form.... With tragic results.
"The Hand is fine, I got a shot of chromosone yesterday." John Kordic on the status of his hand.
"Let's get out of this sh*thole."
Phil Esposito, on Winnipeg, after Team Canada lost game 3 of the 1972 series to the Russians.