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08-29-2013, 09:48 AM
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Ya theres a couple of seminal players & sportsman. Jean Baptiste (Jack) Laviolette is in both the HHOF & Canadas' Sports Hall of Fame (Lacrosse). He was one of the founders of the Montreal Canadiens' in 1909 and initially played Point (Defense) but moved up to Forward forming a line with Didier Pitre & Newsy Lalonde, winning a Stanley Cup in 1916. Nicknamed "Speed Merchant" for his spectacular rushes. Lost a foot in 1918 and incredibly came back to do some Refereeing.

Frank "The Flying Dutchman" or "Pembroke Peach" Nighbor (generally called "Dutch") was a savvy Center who used an oversized stick, wicked with the Poke Check. Turned pro with the Toronto Blueshirts in 1913 & moved to the PCHA where he won a Cup with Vancouver in 1915. Returned east the following season & played for the Senators (41G's in 19 games in 1916/17) through half of the 1928/29, returning to Toronto & the Leafs where he finished his career that spring. 1 Stanley Cup with Vancouver, 4 with the Senators including winning the Hart in 1924 and the Lady Byng in 1925 & 1926.

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