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Did those deals work? We need more time to tell

Updated: April 10, 2008, 6:15 PM ET
By Damien Cox | Special to ESPN.com

It was back in 1919 when they couldn't finish the final competition for the Stanley Cup, an incomplete conclusion to a process that at that time preceded the formation of the National Hockey League.

Flu forced cancellation of the finals between the Montreal Canadiens and the Seattle Metropolitans, Spanish flu to be exact, and it cost Canadiens star Bad Joe Hall his life. It was the only time the Cup wasn't awarded until 2005, when the NHL and NHL Players' Association couldn't break ...

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