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12-23-2012, 08:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Sanf View Post
With my last failure I accidently find this. It is probably the strongest defending speach to Connell. I too agree that these newspaperarticles are tricky because they give opinions only from here and there. Its wroted by sport columnist "The Coach" to Ottawa Citizen in 1945. I know it doesnīt sound promising but decided to give it anyway because it offers some refreshingly strong opinions. Calling some all star voters not qualified, Wilf Cude flash in a hockey pan and so on.

So Ottawa Citizen Nov 15,1945

Sorry donīt know how to quote those scanned versions.
The more interesting part to me there is that another HHOFer (Lionel Conacher) said that he considered Connell to be the best goalie he ever saw (along with Worters).

Good find.

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