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Emergency Goalkeepers

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Originally Posted by DJ Man View Post
Ah yes, "emergency goalkeepers"!

I ask you, in what other sport is one position considered so specialized that you'd employ an amateur, or a member of the opposition rather than one of your own substitutes? I know that they considered it to expensive to keep a second goalie on the roster. What would have that cost in those days, maybe $3,500 anually?
The hockey establishment down to the C.A.H.A. was very"penny wise but pound foolish".

Ironically two of the teams - Toronto with Bower and Chadwick, Boston with Lumley and Simmons carried two goalies during the 1958-59 season so the cost was part of operations and definitely affordable for the others.

Did produce some interesting trivia - Claude Pronovost, Len Broderick.

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