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07-04-2013, 10:59 PM
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Sutherland was the guy who actually established the HHOF in Kingston in 1943 (first inductions were in 45), then in 1958 the NHL withdrew its support for plans to re-brand it as the International Hockey Hall of Fame. Conn Smythe & Frank Selke Sr. headed up the founding of what was essentially the NHL Hockey Hall of Fame, Smythes Swan Song to the game he'd dedicated much of his life to, overseeing construction on the CNE grounds in Toronto next to the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame. To some degree a "vanity project".... Didnt realize McConnell was a Muskoka boy. Interesting.

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