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04-27-2011, 05:54 AM
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Here is a bit of information on Gerard's physical play, from the Regina Morning Leader - March 17, 1923:

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Gerard and Harris, both famous body-checkers, bumped each other merrily in one corner and were chased to the boards.
This next document is an extremely interesting look at the off-ice interests of the Ottawa Senators. From the Vancouver Sun - March 25, 1923:

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Gerard was also a member of the New Edinburgh war canoe crew when they held the one mile championship of Canada.

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He is noted in the east as one of the cleanest players in the game and it is unfortunate that his strenuous tactics should have earned him on the coast a reputation of being a mixer.
Interesting that Gerard should have a reputation for dirty play among western hockey fans that doesn't match his reputation in the east. As western fans were exposed to Gerard only during Cup Finals matches, one can only assume that he played a somewhat dirtier game in those serieses.

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