Fighting,World Hockey Association / Oct-2015
They had to get Bill Goldthorpe out of jail to practice. They had to get him out of jail to practice and then take him back, because by the time the playoffs came around he had to be in shape.
Minor League,World Hockey Association / Oct-2015
There were about six of us in the waiting room. The hospital staff was a little leery about us pulling up in a Greyhound and telling ‘em we were a hockey team.
National Hockey League,World Hockey Association / Oct-2015
I was never the biggest guy in the room, so I always heard “Where’s the rest of you?’ or,”Are you carryin’ Frank Beaton’s bags?” from the guys. I always had to prove myself.
Hartford Whalers,National Hockey League,World Hockey Association / Jun-2015
To me, Dave Keon was as classy a guy as I ever met in hockey. And I loved the way he played and conducted himself. He was quiet, he had his own way of doing things, but who cares, we were so lucky to have him on our team
Detroit Red Wings,Draft,National Hockey League,World Hockey Association / Jun-2015
I was just playing hockey with my pals. I didn’t have dreams of going to the NHL or anything. We were a town of 6000 with dads coaching. It wasn’t until I was 14 that I realized you can go play junior.
Broadcasting,Canada,Coaching,Family,Gordie Howe,Minnesota Fighting Saints,World Hockey Association / May-2015
My dad built me a rink when I was five years old in the backyard in Sarnia. It was only a small rink but I played all the time. In those days, the winters in Southern Ontario gave you ice from early December all the way to March.
Hartford Whalers,Owners,World Hockey Association / May-2015
The game went off okay, but the next night in Philly, the players fell through the ice. That was the WHA: you never knew what was coming at you.