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01-24-2014, 01:42 PM
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Sanf
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Al Rollins

This is slightly OT sorry.

I think that there might be mistake regarding Al Rollins in Legends of hockey page. Page says that he was loaned to Rangers by Blackhawks (via Winnipeg). Actually he was likely a free from Chicago after 58-59. Winnipeg Warriors bought him then. http://news.google.com/newspapers?id...3237%2C3966300 He was loaned to Rangers by Winnipeg for Ray Mikulan. After the season Rangers offered him a contract but he declined (so I guess they were ready to buy him from Winnipeg). Then Boston Bruins wanted him and he was traded there by Winnipeg for Harry Lumley. Nobody informed Al Rollins about that trade and he decided to retire. There is no mention about that trade either on his page. Harry Lumley played in Winnipeg in 60-61 season.

It doesn´t really change much. There seemed to be lot of interest for Rollins even at the end of his career.

Contract offer from Rangers and the trade to Bruins
The Montreal Gazette - Sep 22, 1960
http://news.google.com/newspapers?id...3910%2C3876158

Dink Carrols column about two goalie system where he mentions about Rollins to Lumley trade.
The Montreal Gazette - Sep 27, 1960
http://news.google.com/newspapers?id...6108%2C4749967


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