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11-24-2010, 08:08 PM
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Brooks is one of those NHL stories that has GOT to be made into a movie.

Here's his brief story.

At some point in the 70s, he got released by his minor league team. Now understand this, he had never played in the NHL at this point.

So called around everywhere in the minors, and then decided, what the hell, call the NHL. The Bruins took a chance on his, and the rest is history.

Great story.

After the 71/72 season, Cheevers went to the WHA and the Bruins went with Johnston, Brooks, John Adams and later Parent.

Johnston was traded to the Leafs for Plante.

The four men went a combined 51-22-5!

But it was decided that the Bruins needed some youth in goal so Gilbert was acquired the next season. Adams was traded to San Diego (WHL) for Ken Broderick who was decent for a few seasons.

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