tyhee Posted December 11, 2015 Share Posted December 11, 2015 This post made me feel like either ABNuck must be a youngster or I'm even older than I thought. On 2015-12-08, 10:56:14, ABNuck said: You younger fans are more than welcome to add to the discussion as well, but be forewarned the yardstick by which you will be measured is if you know who said "Oldtime Hockey - Yeah - Eddie Shore" (Just kidding )...but it will be easier to answer some of these questions if you ACTUALLY participated or were there (Smithers Joe...you there?) as opposed to "here's a cool story my dad told me". Anyways here's the questions I've come up with: 1/ I think most everyone would agree that the greatest all-time top 4 are Gretzky, Howe, Orr and Lemieux (we can debate the order at some other time), so the question is...who's #5? Bossy? Yzerman? Beliveau? Sawchuk? Tretiak? Lafleur? Richard?...the list goes on for miles...and I suspect we would get as many answers as there are commenters...so let the debate begin. I'm with Bossy on this one. He accomplished something that none of the top 4 could: 9 consecutive seasons with 50+ goals...talk about consistency. I was thinking about Bobby Hull, Jean Belliveau, Rocket Richard, Eddie Shore and Howie Morenz, though those last two were before my time. On 2015-12-08, 10:56:14, ABNuck said: Have you ever seen a game in one of the older buildings (Gardens - TO or Bahston, the Forum on Peel, MSG, the Madhouse, the Checkerdome, Pac Coliseum...or how about the Aud or the Spectum...remember the fog series)? Pacific Coliseum an older building? I remember attending the opening of the Pacific Coliseum after my minor hockey days were over, as well as attending both Leafs and Marlies games in Maple Leaf Gardens. On 2015-12-08, 10:56:14, ABNuck said: 4/ Did you ever get to play minor hockey without a faceshield? I remember that they always mandated the full face protection just behind the level I was at...as I moved up, it became law for the level I had just left. So for my whole minor hockey career I got to wear the mouthguard only...the outside one, not the inside one...young ones ask your dad...he can show you a picture. Man were they ugly. But it was easier to fight back then...no fear of busting up your knuckles on a cage. There were no face shields available when I played minor hockey. I could be wrong but thought that at age 8 I'd played without a helmet. I have no recollection of wearing a helmet before age 10. On 2015-12-08, 10:56:14, ABNuck said: 5/ Do you remember wearing skates with steel blades and holders? I recall getting my first pair of Bauer Supremes with Tuuk blades...all the cool kids had 'em. Back then there was only 2 real choices...Bauer Supremes and CCM Tacks. But do you remember ROOS (the Kangaroo leather skates...gawd were they heavy huh) or Langes (the plastic moulded boot...looked like ski boots). Of course. That was all that was available and the skates I had never had enough ankle support for me. On 2015-12-08, 10:56:14, ABNuck said: 6/ And the worst of all...remember the sticks we had to use? All wood (heavy)...adult sized only (no kids or intermediate sizes so...heavy)...not many choices (basically curved or straight, left or right...you learned to live with the LIE of the stick your dad bought you). But we had 2 sticks...ice hockey only stick which eventually became...your road hockey only stick (remember wearing the blade down 'til it was about an inch high?) I don't remember having to use adult sticks, but do remember playing with a wooden stick. Curved sticks were unknown in minor hockey when I started but were in use by the mid to late '60's. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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