Guy Lafleur,Montreal Canadiens / Dec-2015
How many times do you see a player wind up and slap the puck 100 miles…
Boston Bruins,Canada,Father Ted Flanagan,National Hockey League,Signing / Oct-2015
When I told my father about the scout, he couldn’t believe it. He couldn’t believe a pro team was interested in a 16-year-old. “You’ve never lied to me before,” he said. “Pa,” I told him, “I’m not lying now.”
Harold Ballard,Los Angeles Kings,Music,Red Kelly,Toronto Maple Leafs / Oct-2015
For the first few years, Harold Ballard didn’t know my name. He called me ‘Bob.’ But I liked him well enough. I once told him, “I don’t care what you pay me, as long as you sign my cheques,” and he thought that was pretty hilarious, so we got along well.
Coaching,Concussions,Gordie Howe,Jean Beliveau,Legends / Sep-2015
Gordie didn’t show all that much in the beginning, then he improved. He was sort of lackadaisical; you’d say. He was a great teammate.
Art,Bobby Hull / Sep-2015
The first time I met Bobby Hull, I was asked to present him with a poem I’d written. At the reception, Bobby already had a little crowd around him when we were introduced.
Jacques Plante,Montreal Canadiens,National Hockey League / Sep-2015
They saw me and they said, “Hey, get in here you’re playing, we gotta find your equipment. [Laughs] Jacques Plante had an asthma attack, and you’re it.”
Bob Probert,Fighting,St Louis Blues / Sep-2015
I call my brother up and say, “Hey man, just had my second game in the NHL and it was awesome I fought this guy his name is Preburt or Proberb, something like that.”
Guy Lafleur,Legends,Montreal Canadiens,Stanley Cup / Jun-2015
Guy Lafleur was the most dynamic, captivating player that I ever played with. When he got the puck, everyone in the rink just knew that something was going to happen.
Don Cherry,Gordie Howe,Hockey Night in Canada / Jun-2015
My brother was a goaltender. He’s three years older than I am. I just decided that if Len could play goal, I could play goal better than him.
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.
Gordie Howe,Hartford Whalers / Apr-2015
It was a different league that is for sure. It was much more physical than the NHL. Glen Sonmor used to tell me, “If we don’t stop this fighting, we are going to have to build bigger rinks.” We had a very aggressive team and that was not by accident.