Buffalo robbed of best chance to win Stanley Cup

Originally Published: November 22, 2004
The Hockey News

It's fitting the last goal scored when the NHL's ridiculous "toe-in-the-crease" rule was, in effect, clouded with controversy.

Somewhat fitting also is that half-a-decade later, a mere mention of Brett Hull's 1999 Stanley Cup-clinching tally can cause a stirring debate. It also raises the ire of any member of the Buffalo Sabres.

The Dallas Stars' lone Cup victory isn't tainted. Nor should it put a black mark on Hull's magnificent career. The fact remains, under the rules implemented ...

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