Flash and dash made Perreault a cut above

Via: NHL.com

‘“I knew it was time to retire when I saw Gilbert Perreault,” recalled former NHL great Donnie Marshall, who played for the original Sabres during the 1970-71 season. “He wasn’t the second coming of the great Jean Beliveau, whom I played with for several seasons in Montreal. He was the first coming of Gilbert Perreault. The young man was one hell of a hockey player. Punch never had to tell Gilbert how to play hockey. You don’t tell players like Perreault how to play the game.”’