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02-02-2013, 01:21 AM
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Originally Posted by Sturminator View Post
That's very interesting information. Lots of good stuff in there. The managers ultimately didn't have Smith on their all-star team, but they did think something of him at RW. I like the bit about Ching being a "fast albeit clumsy skater". I hadn't known that.

Yes, the lack of a persistent media machine in Ottawa has not been good for the reputation of the old-time Sens. We have corrected many distortions about that team over the course of this project, but it has been a lot of work. I really wonder what Nighbor's reputation would be if he'd played in Montreal.
That's not the only reference I have seen to Ching Johnson being a good skater - Howie Morenz called him that in a retrospective that was published in a book I posted a little while back.

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