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ACE BAILEY
(1st part = HHH bio last draft, 2nd, stuff I dug up)



Part 1

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Originally Posted by Joe Pelletier
The NHL lost one of the greats of the game on December 12, 1933. That was the night that Ace Bailey's brilliant yet brief career as a hockey player came to an end. A disastrous collision with Bruins legend Eddie Shore resulted in Bailey fracturing his skull." Bailey had two brain operations and hovered between life and death for 10 days. Bailey eventually recovered to live a normal life but his hockey career was finished.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Joe Pelletier
Yet in his short 7 seasons in the NHL, Bailey established himself as a premier scoring threat and excellent defensive forward... With his electrifying speed and heavy shot, he had star written all over him.
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Originally Posted by Joe Pelletier
Bailey would live up to that potential. In his very first season he scored 15 goals and 28 points in 42 games. That doesn't sound significant by today's standards but that was very impressive back in 1926-27. Those totals led the Leafs, and placed him 6th overall in league scoring. By 1928-29 Bailey became the NHL scoring champion. His 22 goals and 31 points were only challenged by the great Nels Stewart of the Montreal Maroons (21 goals and 29 points). Ace would improve upon his scoring totals in each of the next two years.
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Originally Posted by Joe Pelletier
...he became one of the game's fiercest defensive players. He was a penalty-killer extraordinaire and a great shadow. Though his scoring totals were down, in no way was Bailey any less an important member of the Leafs than when he was their scoring hero. In fact his selfless defensive sacrifice and gritty play and leadership made him more valuable than ever, and it showed in the team's success. In 1932 he spirited a great playoff run which was capped off with the Stanley Cup championship.
Awards

Stanley Cup in 1932
retro Maurice Richard Trophy in 1929
retro Art Ross Trophy in 1929

2nd in Hart Trophy voting in 1929

Top 10's

Goals: 1st (29), 7th (31)

Assists: 3rd (27), 4th (29), 6th (31), 8th (30)

Points: 1st (29), 4th (31), 6th (27)


Part 2 (Not sure what this proves but it's what I could dig up)

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Originally Posted by The Montreal Gazette - Feb 22, 1928
xxx and Bailey were the dangerous ones last night in charges on the Canadien goal...
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Originally Posted by Ottawa Citizen - Dec 5, 1928
Bailey clinched the contest for his team in the dying moments of the game.
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Originally Posted by Ottawa Citizen - Nov 20, 1928
The Leafs main forward line, xxx, center; Irvin Bailey, right wing; and xxx, left wing; are rated one of the speediest lines in hockey...
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Originally Posted by The Montreal Gazette - Jan 5, 1929
"We would not sell Bailey at any price," said Mr. Campbell. "And we would not trade him for any player in the N.H.L."
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Originally Posted by The Pittsburgh Press - Dec 16, 1928
Ace Bailey, brilliant right winger from the leafs, assisted in the scoring of both goals
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Originally Posted by The Milwaukee Journal - Feb 4, 1929
Most of the scoring and roughness came in the second period when Rabit McVeigh started the action with a goal for the Americans and Ace Bailey came back with two for the Leafs less than 20 seconds apart.
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Originally Posted by The Vancouver Sun - Jan 2, 1929
The weekly returns issued from the office of President Frank Calder indicate that "Ace" Bailey , star right winger of the Toronto club is not unworthy of the nickname thrust upon him...
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Originally Posted by New York Times - Feb 19, 1929
Irvin (Ace) Bailey, hard-shooting right winger of the Leafs
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Originally Posted by New York Times - Mar 21, 1929
Scoring honors for the 1928/29 season in the National Hockey League have been captured by Irvin Ace Bailey dashing right wing of the Toronto Maple Leafs
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Originally Posted by New York Times - Feb 19, 1930
Five minutes later Ace Bailey broke clear around the Rangers' left defense and loomed in front of Roach to tie the score in 10:42.
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Originally Posted by -Saskatoon Star-Phoenix - Nov 5, 1930
"Ace" Bailey put the Leafs ahead again before the period ended when he slapped Primeau's pass into the net on one of the prettiest goals of the night.
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Ace Bailey was in sparkling form...
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Originally Posted by New York Times - Jan 16, 1931
Play was kept in the visitors' zone until Ace Bailey seized the disc and dashed to New York ice.
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Originally Posted by Great Defencemen: Stars of Hockey's Golden Age By Jim Barber
In the second period, the Maple Leafs were assessed two consecutive minor penalties, so the Bruins were on a five-on-three power play. Dick Irvin Sr., the Leaf's coach, did what any smart coach would do in such a situation: he sent out his two best defensemen - Red Horner and Francis "King" Clancy - as well as his most defensive-minded forward, Irvine "Ace" Bailey.

Bailey won the first face-off and managed to carry the puck around the ice, eluding the entire Bruins team, for nearly a minute.

When he won the next face-off, he ragged the puck again, before firing it the legnth of the ice into the Bruins' end.

(Dec 12, 1933)
Quote:
Originally Posted by The official rules of hockey By James Duplacey, Dan Diamond
It was the first case of an "awarded" goal in the NHL since March 12, 1927, when Reg Noble of the Montreal Maroons threw his stick at Ace Bailey of the newly named Toronto Maple Leafs. Bailey had stripped Noble of the puck at the Maroons' blueline and broke in all alone...
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Originally Posted by The Montreal Gazette - Dec 5, 1932...Bailey scored with [B
a smoking shot [/B]to the corner.
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Originally Posted by -The Montreal Gazette - Mar 24, 1931
...Gardiner stopped the shot, but Bailey came in like flash to flip the disc into the cage.
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Originally Posted by The Montreal Gazette - Feb 25, 1929
...and in the third period Bailey snared the puck away from a Canadien forward as it lay unprotected in front of the Toronto goal.
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Originally Posted by The Montreal Gazette - Feb 25, 1929
It was nearly fifteen minutes later when Bailey, uncovered before Hainsworth, accepted a pass from xxx and sent a bullet-like shot creashing into the Canadien cage.
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Originally Posted by -The Montreal Gazette - Nov 7, 1929
Bailey is ably supported in the Toronto in the Toronto first string forward line by xxx, tall centre, and xxx at left wing. All three have youth and speed and are willing to pass to their mates as well as shoot goals themselves.
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Originally Posted by -Montreal Gazette - Nov 7, 1930
Bailey, the leading NHL scorer two years ago, has given indications he will be hard on the opposing goalkeepers by the force and accuracy of his sniping.
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Originally Posted by -The Montreal Gazette - Apr 4, 1932
Red Horner, Harold Darragh, Ace Bailey, xxx and xxx were the other hard-working standouts for the Leafs
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Originally Posted by -The Montreal Gazette - Feb 22, 1932
The Ace apparently was looking for trouble most of the evening to judge from his caperings and in the third he got it.
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Originally Posted by The Montreal Gazette - Mar 19, 1930
Just two and a half minutes after the opening face-off, Bailey stole the puck from Abel as Taffy was starting a solitary dash down the ice, and after stick-handling past xxx, he passed accross the goal mouth to give Day an easy shot for the first goal.
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Montreal Gazette - Jan 8, 1931
Trottier and xxx were sent on to bear the brunt of the forward line attackand did so neatly for a few seconds, Bailey, however, secured the puck just inside the Maroon blueline. He was skated into the boards by Trottier, but the latter proved a bit lax in covering his man and in a flash Bailey had stickhandled himself clear to send down a long pass to xxx...
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Originally Posted by -The Montreal Gazette - Feb 3, 1928
Irvin Bailey, who was the best man on the ice, started early in the game to "get" Aurel Joliat's noted "goat". And Bailey did this with such effect that the pair shared six penalties in the first period. They packed high sticks against one another throughout the tussle. Joliat was put completely off his game...
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Originally Posted by -The Montreal Gazette - Feb 15, 1931
xxx, xxx, Bailey and xxx were the best of the forwards and all deserved counters. They passed the puck more than usual, and were constantly checking back.
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Originally Posted by -The Montreal Gazette - Feb 1, 1929
Bailey worked hard throughout, and got a goal to keep pace with Nels Stewart, but he had little on any of his teammates.
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Originally Posted by The Montreal Gazette - Feb 1, 1929
xxx took the count when he was stepped into by Bailey, and was replaced by Clapper.
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Originally Posted by Ottawa Citizen - Jan 9, 1930
Bailey came back just in time to break up a Hec Kilrea-Lamb rush that looked dangerous.
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Albert Leduc cracked the Toronto star (Bailey) over the head when the latter blocked his rush.
-Lost the source on this one, it was in either the Ottawa Citizen or Montreal Gazette in the early 30's I think.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Vancouver Sun - Oct 26, 1933
When the Toronto Maple Leafs players are penalized this season Coach Dick Irvin won't have to depend entirely on xxx and "Ace" Bailey to keep the puck out of the Leaf end of the rink until his team is back to full stregnth. For Irvin is drilling most of his staff of forwards in the fine art of "ragging" a nicety of hockey business at which few players are adept.

Last season xxx and Bailey carried much of the load of killing time and when Bailey was injured xxx was the man of the moment. A few times xxx was the player penalized and then it was just too bad. Irvin plans to have others of his forwards perfect themselves in the manoeuvre so no matter who is waved to the bench he will still have players capable of fighting off opposing forwards.

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