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11-10-2012, 11:11 AM
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Originally Posted by Killion View Post

.... did you not see Richard play as a kid mbh? I was born mid-50's so I missed him altogether. Though TV was available en mass from the late 40's early 50's, a lot of households went without during its first decade, plenty of people who didnt like the medium, thought it was a lousy influence on their kids, a time waster that stifled the imagination & inhibited creativity, stuck with radio. Wasnt until the early 60's really that pretty much every home had one, like a stove, refrigerator; mandatory. By that time of course Maurice had retired.
I saw him first in 1953 when I was fourteen. I also met him then and got his autograph, which I still have.

I saw him score, what turned out to be the last goal of his career, against the Leafs in the 1960 Stanley Cup final.

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