Debunking the myth that the Canadiens had rights to any players in Quebec
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01-15-2010, 06:00 PM
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I'm not 100% sure, but I read that Tommy Gorman deserves major credit for getting some Habs' players war-related day jobs so that they didn't have to go to war, thus keeping the Habs strong. So wouldn't that mean he was there before the war?
1940, to be exact.
Actually, I'm pretty sure I read he put the entire team on waivers except for Toe Blake in the late 1930s when the team sucked... so I think he was there long before the war affected the NHL.
History of hockey means history...
And history means anachronisms
Quilty and Benoit went to war, Chamberlain and Getliffe were alrady here, the Reardons arrived by his tenure, Demers went to jail, Mantha retired, and a truckload of players were sent to NYR for Phil Watson.
Some retired and some replaced them.
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