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09-28-2006, 12:10 AM
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with work like that, you should join SIHR, you would be a valuable addition.

Originally Posted by driveforfive View Post
Thank You. It was a lot of fun (about 6 months of it). It made me appreciate these players. These people were not just playing back yard hockey - thousands of people came out and watched these games. These are the games that the Patrick brothers, Cyclone Taylor, and Joe Malone watched and the latter players inspired the next generation and so on. 1893-1917 were very important years in the development of the game. These guys were in great shape - They played the entire 60 minutes. The games were rough and spectators were involved in some of the fights lol. Stick swinging etc. - We still love the rough part of the game. The sport was attracted to in almost the same way as the Romans attracted to their gladiators. It was dirty and the crowds loved to hiss and holler. I was surprised at the amount of Montreal women that went to the games in droves.

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