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Murph Chamberlain
Murph Chamberlain always worked hard, whether it was on the ice or on his farm. Erwin "Murph" Chamberlain was a ferocious backchecker and excellent penalty killer. "Old Hardrock" was a regular on the NHL scene from 1937 through to 1949. But Chamberlain also...
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Charlie Sands
A native of Fort William, Ontario, Charlie Sands was a center and right winger with four NHL teams. In total Sands played in 431 NHL contests in the 1930s and early 1940s. He scored 99 goals and The speedy Sands signed with the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1932, ...
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Art Lesieur
Art Lesieur had a surname fit for "The Flying Frenchmen," but the defenseman was actually from Fall River, Massachusetts.  Yet for a player who played in 100 NHL games back around the 1930s, very little is known about Mr. Lesieur. Lesieur broke into the NHL...
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Ralph Taylor
Ever since day on in the history of the National Hockey League, teams and coaches have been looking for physical defensemen. In that regard Ralph Taylor's reputation preceded him. Off the ice he was said to be a soft spoken man but at the rink his unceremon...
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Melville Vail
Melville Vail - known in hockey circles as "Sparky" Vail - may have come across as a polite, unassuming fellow off the ice. But on the ice he had his moments where his temper got the best of him. Take one night in 1935. While playing with the Cleveland Falc...
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A Few Changes
GreatestHockeyLegends.com will be undergoing a few changes this summer. Please keep visiting for continued interesting features and stay tuned for some exciting announcements. I have also established Joe Pelletier Hockey Research Services as an independent ...
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Kilby MacDonald
There probably not a lot of hockey fans out there nowadays that know the name Kilby MacDonald. But there was a time when Kilby MacDonald was the brightest young hockey player in the National Hockey League. The Ottawa left winger had joined the New York Rang...
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From 1963: Rocket Says Howe Is Best
I found this Globe and Mail article from 1963. In it Rocket Richard concedes Gordie Howe was the best player in the previous fifteen years.
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Nick Wasnie
Winnipeger Nick Wasnie was a hockey trailblazer in more than one way. Most notably, Wasnie was the first player of Ukrainian descent to play in the National Hockey League. A long list of such hockey talent would soon follow - Terry Sawchuk, Johnny Bower, Bi...
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Obs Heximer
Obs Heximer was a junior star in Niagara Falls when the New York Rangers came calling. They were able to sign him in 1929 to a two year contract reportedly totalling $11,000 - a significant sum for any junior player in that era. Heximer may have been a goal...
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Larry Molyneaux
In the fall of 1938 Lester Patrick of the New York Rangers replaced defenseman Joe Cooper with a pair of raw rookies. One was rugged Larry Molyneaux. The other was Patrick's son, Murray. Yeah, you know how this story played out already. Murray, universally ...
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Les Douglas
Les  Douglas, known to his fans as either Dead-Eye Douglas, Dynamite Douglas or The Perth Bullet,  was born in Perth, Ontario in 1918. He was the fifth of six children of the vice-president of a local mill. It was in picturesque Perth that Douglas became a ...
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Freelance hockey writer. Written 2 books, working on a 2011 eBook release, written for several major periodicals and websites. Curator of GreatestHockeyLegends.com , HockeyBookReviews.com and 1972SummitSeries.com
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