Did you know that the first NHL player to regularly wear a helmet was George Owen of the Boston Bruins back in the 1928-29 season? Me neither, but that’s what Wikipedia is for.
I was cleaning out some old files and came across this beauty. Here is a training camp invite from the Toronto Maple Leafs to former NHLer, Jim Pappin.
Quick, what is the maximum curve allowed on the blade of an NHL player? How about the maximum width of the goalies leg pads? Try the Minimum length of the Goalie’s catcher cuff? Did you even know there was a minimum length on the cuff?
One of the aspects of the game that I miss most is having teammates. A bunch of guys assembled for their talents to accomplish a common goal. I miss that. I also miss all of the locker room shenanigans too, but I am probably getting too old for those.
Teammates. You can’t play the game without them.
I have learned through the years that you can’t be successful in this world without teammates.
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