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10-11-2009, 05:43 PM
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LW Herbie Lewis



-Inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1989
-Stanley Cups in 1936 and 1937
-Twice Top 10 in Points (6th in 34-35, 9th in 35-36)
-7th in Goals (32-33)
-Twice 4th in Assists (34-35, 35-36)
-Red Wings captain in 33-34
-Elected as the starting LW in the first All-Star game

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Originally Posted by legends of hockey
Herbie Lewis was born in Calgary, Alberta, and was to become known for his relentless defence and blinding speed during an eleven-year career in the NHL. He was rough for a little guy, a good defensive winger and accurate playmaker, and considered the fastest skater in the NHL in his day with his trademark short, mincing steps.
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He participated in the first NHL All-Star game in 1934 (the Ace Bailey Benefit Game) and went on to lead the team in playoff scoring with five goals. He played in the longest NHL game on March 24-25, 1936, when Detroit defeated the Montreal Maroons 1-0 after six overtime periods. The Wings went on to capture the 1936 Stanley Cup and won it again the next year as Lewis combined on a line with Marty Barry and XX XXX to dominate almost every game of the finals.
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Originally Posted by Joe Pelletier

Toronto Maple Leaf boss XXX XXX once described the line of Lewis, XXX and Aurie as "the best line in hockey." Despite some great success with these guys, it wasn't until the arrival of Marty Barry in 1935 that the Wings emerged as Stanley Cup champs. The lethal combination of Lewis, Barry and Aurie led the Wings to back to back championships in 1936 and 1937 - the first two championships in Detroit's history.
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Originally Posted by Joe Pelletier
Lewis was once described by coach XXX XXX as "a sportsman of the highest type. I defy baseball or football or boxing or any other sport to produce an individual who can eclipse Herbie Lewis as a perfect model of what an athlete should stand for."

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