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The Toronto Marlies select Hall of Famer

Reg Noble C/LW/D and Defender Rick Green

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Reg Noble was a winner at both the amateur and professional levels throughout his career. His consistent scoring and natural skill granted him status as one of the game's top left wings. Despite his free spirit, he was a brilliant stickhandler who played hard and earned the favor of fans everywhere. Reg formed one of hockey's great early lines with right winger Cecil "Babe" Dye and center Corb Denneny. Noble was a crowd favorite at the old Mutual Street Arena and one loyal fan used to wind up a siren whenever Noble stole the puck from an opposing attacker, sending the rest of the crowd into a frenzy. Noble's poke-check to thwart the enemy became nearly as famous as his goal-scoring exploits
Reg Noble -Legends of Hockey Bio

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Jack Adams knew of Noble’s leadership qualities, having teamed with him for four seasons in Toronto. Adams was a rookie in 1917-18 when Noble led the Toronto Arenas to the Stanley Cup, scoring 30 goals in 18 games. Noble won a pair of Cups in Toronto, serving as both player-coach and captain and added a third with the Montreal Maroons in 1925-26, where his experience helped settle a young squad. A gritty competitor, Noble suffered a fractured skull when clipped by the stick of Ottawa’s Hooley Smith in a 1925-26 game, but was back in the Maroons lineup after missing just four contests.

He was A fireplug of a player at 5-foot-8 and 180 pounds, Noble made the switch from left wing to defense with the Maroons and was a stabilizing influence on the back end. His ability to lend a helping hand was also evidenced on the scoresheet.He at one time was nhl career assists leader. He was the last original NHLer to be an active player in the league
Reg Noble -Red Wing Bio




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Rick Green One of the game's quintessential stay-at-home defencemen, Rick Green played over 800 NHL contests between 1976 and 1991. His trademark was staying in position and utilizing his 6'3', 220lb. frame to tie up opposing forwards.He never lost a battle for the puck. What he did best of all was clear the net of opposing players!
Various posters on habs board!

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He was a very effective defenceman ,probably played his best hockey in Mtl. He played a smart game, had decent instincts. He passed well, and actually formed a good pairing with Robinson in the latter time of Robinson's He was one of the best defensemen allong the boards.

The high point for the steady blueliner was helping Montreal vanquish the Calgary Flames to win the Stanley Cup in 1986.

Through the late 80s' Green's defensive excellence was a pillar of the club's success under Jean Perron and Pat Burns. He was picked to participate in the 1987 Rendez-vous series between the NHL and Soviet All-Stars and was a key figure when the Habs reached the final in 1989.
Rick Green - Legends of Hockey Player Bio


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