By Brian McFarlane

ISBN-10: 1571671455

ISBN-13: 9781571671455

This is the center and soul of hockey-the tale of greater than a century of the world's quickest game. In Brian McFarlands background of Hockey, McFarlane, one of many video games most useful and reconized commentators for "Hockey evening in Canada", retells hockey's heritage in a quick relocating 12 months through yr account of the game's origins, rule alterations, nice video games, performs and trades in either ordinary season and play-off motion.

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Many huge arenas were constructed during this period. Conn Smythe began his legendary career as a builder of champions, Foster Hewitt made his first hockey broadcast and, for the first time, the Stanley Cup came into the exclusive custody of the National Hockey League. 19171918 What a contrast in 50 years! When the National Hockey League doubled its size with its expansion draft in June 1967, hockey men from all over North America were in Montreal to watch as team owners from Los Angeles, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, St.

Toronto had Happy Holmes, Harry Cameron, Frank Foyston, Frank Nighbor and Cully Wilson, among others. The Tecumsehs were weaker, but boasted the two McNamara boys, both solid defensemen. Harry "Punch" Broadbent cracked the Ottawa lineup and averaged a goal a game in his rookie season. Joe Malone of the Quebec Bulldogs scored nine goals in the first of a two-game Cup series with Sydney, Nova Scotia, which was won two straight by Quebec. By 1914, the NHA was keeping a record of assists and the referees, tired of having their knuckles bruised by placing the puck between sticks on face-offs, were instructed to drop the puck to begin play.

Page 9 The Ottawa Silver Seven turned back Stanley Cup Challengers two and three times each season at the turn of the century. Frank McGee (back row, far right) scored a record 14 goals in one game against Dawson City in 1905. Queen's University, the champions of the Ontario Hockey Association, challenged Ottawa for the Stanley Cup in 1906 during the regular season. They were swamped 16-7 and 12- 7 by the powerful Ottawa team, but their top player, Marty Walsh, displayed some of the form he was to show, playing for Ottawa two years later.

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