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12-12-2011, 01:03 PM
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- Guy Charron, C, who had four 70+ point seasons for bad teams in the 1970s. Charron went to one all-star game and led his teams in points by margins of 28, 18, and 8 points. No available players have four 70 point seasons. Just six even have two right now. Charon also had two more 53+ point seasons in 1974 and 1975 as a LW. His six 50-point seasons are well ahead of other available guys as well. I see just five that have even four.None have five. Charron was one-dimensional but at the AA level he might be the premier offensive player.

Originally Posted by Complete Handbook Of Pro Hockey 1975-1981 editions
smooth skater with good shot who can play any forward position... scouts are delighted with the deal that brought this swift skating center over... gave club much-needed experience at middle... biggest rap has been defensive play, but he denies it... most valuable KC player... succeeded ***** as team captain... overcame criticism that he was weak defensively... has gained wide respect...injured in first game of world championship but typical of attitude, asked to dress for final game just so he could be a cheerleader... exceptionally good team man... handles puck well and vastly improved defensive play, which used to be a weak point... only Capital to play all 80 games last season, despite starting with an ailing knee... slick, offensive catalyst, he has improved his checking but is not a defensive standout... absence was dearly felt on offense when he was injured... a polished playmaker with a sizzling shot... anticipation is his best weapon...
- Garth Boesch, D. Boesch's promising career was rudely interrupted by WW2. At age 25 he got to the NHL, spending four seasons there as a talented shot blocker, contributing to three Stanley Cups with the Leafs.

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When Garth Boesch joined the Notre Dame Hounds junior hockey team as a 17-year-old in 1937-38 it marked the start of his ascent to the NHL but also a major controversy of those times, which followed him throughout the balance of his hockey career. During his second season at Notre Dame Boesch decided to grow a moustache, which in those days was not strictly forbidden but highly frowned upon by most junior and professional teams. "I started growing it at 18," Boesch recalled. "It caused a lot of commotion at the time, but I felt it was my right. It was not effecting my playing ability and I liked the look." Boesch was the property of the NHL's New York Rangers in 1941. Rangers' GM Red Dutton was told of Boesch's facial hair and his refusal to shave it. "If that's the case then he's got two strikes against him before he even gets to training camp." Despite the tough talk from the Rangers Boesch kept the moustache. However, another obstacle arose when Boesch was denied entry into the U.S. from Canada in 1941 due to wartime travel restrictions. Boesch played in the minors for three years with Regina and Lethbridge and missed the 1943-44 season at the height of the War.

He returned to sporadic action in 1944-45 playing with the Winnipeg RCAF and was back playing hockey full-time the following season with the Pittsburgh Hornets. Boesch's rights had been transferred to the Toronto Maple Leafs in a special Dispersal Draft in 1943 and it was then that he finally got his shot to play in the NHL. With the moustache still plainly visible, Boesch suited up for 35 contests with the Leafs in 1946-47 scoring four goals and nine points.

Boesch played four seasons with Toronto and was a member of three Stanley Cup winning Leafs' teams in 1947, 1948 and 1949. He died of heart disease at the age of 77 on May 14, 1998.
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Four years with Toronto Maple Leafs. Three straight Stanley Cups in 1947,1948 and 1949 - the first team to do so. Two All-Star games in 1948 and 1949.

That was one heck of a career - albeit short - for Garth Boesch of Milestone, Sask.
Until his sudden retirement, Boesch was the unlikely defence mate of Bill Barilko because both players were right-handed shots. Boesch and Barilko were both excellent shot blockers and, when these blueliners dropped to their knees to smother a shot, the Toronto media dubbed them the 'Maginot Line Knee Drop', a clear reference to the recently-concluded world war.

But the Bashin' B's on the blueline were just not destined to blaze for long ...

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