Jean Beliveau vs. Bobby Hull
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09-11-2013, 05:51 PM
Join Date: Feb 2010
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The line in the 71 finals was Pete Mahovlich - Henri Richard - Rejean Houle
Mahovlich was playing LW at the time.
Everything else you said (including Houle losing Hull once and Hull hitting the post/crossbar) is consistent with what I've read.
Oh?. My memory must be hazy as I seem to recall otherwise though I do also remember seeing Henri Richard out there as well. Hull would double shift, triple shift sometimes, and for some strange reason in my minds eye I do remember seeing Mahovlich at Centre with Houle & Ferguson. Maybe MacNeil was doubling Houle & switching things up?... no matter really, minor point, Reggie did a heck of a nice job of it. The big thing with Hull beyond his speed & strength was his stamina. Particularly as you consider back then a shift could be what, 2 minutes or so? Took a 20yr old to even try & keep up with a then 36yr old Hull and at that Houle going flat out & nearly exhausted.
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