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12-04-2003, 12:50 PM
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Does anybody remember an intermission special called SHOWDOWN? I think Hockey Night in Canada ran it in the mid-70s. It was one of my favortie shows.

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Yes, it was penalthy shots right? or 5 pucks at center? Can't remember the format, but I remember it. Was it an outdoor rink? Damn. Memory....failing.....

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Yes, it was penalthy shots right? or 5 pucks at center? Can't remember the format, but I remember it. Was it an outdoor rink? Damn. Memory....failing.....



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yup it was pretty much a skills competition...I remember Sittler and Perreault both did well

it was really fun

there was also something called "team showdown" that was on for a year or two and was shown on Saturday or Sunday afternoon, not during the HNIC telecast. anyone remember those? the teams were all named after the goalies "Team Bouchard" "Team Vachon" etc and I think were made up of 2 F 1 D and 1 G

I think both the showdown and team showdown stuff were filmed during the summer and then aired over the course of the season

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12-05-2003, 01:59 AM
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yup it was pretty much a skills competition...I remember Sittler and Perreault both did well
When I was a kid I really enjoyed this segment. It was much better than Don Cherry. Of course, Peter Puck would be much better than Don Cherry on some nights.

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When I was a kid I really enjoyed this segment. It was much better than Don Cherry. Of course, Peter Puck would be much better than Don Cherry on some nights.

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When I was a kid I really enjoyed this segment. It was much better than Don Cherry. Of course, Peter Puck would be much better than Don Cherry on some nights.
If Don keeps this up I will start a petition for the return of Howie Meeker.

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If Don keeps this up I will start a petition for the return of Howie Meeker.
Ahh.. Howie Meeker! you stole my thunder. I remember the Flyers had him on, between periods, teaching you the game, and different plays.
Shame that they don't have people like that today, to teach the kids watching.

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Ahh.. Howie Meeker! you stole my thunder. I remember the Flyers had him on, between periods, teaching you the game, and different plays.
Shame that they don't have people like that today, to teach the kids watching.

Meeker was great. He really broke the game down, and had the gumption to rip a player for making mistakes. He'd always try to find something good about the player to show that too, but Meeker taught a generation of fans alot about this game.

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Ahh.. Howie Meeker! you stole my thunder. I remember the Flyers had him on, between periods, teaching you the game, and different plays.
Shame that they don't have people like that today, to teach the kids watching.
What Howie Meeker.....stop it right there....back it up....just a wee bit more. Oh Golly Gee

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Would you know where I could get some full pics of Peter Puck on the web? I was thinking about making my own screen saver and was considering old-time hockey as it's theme

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Would you know where I could get some full pics of Peter Puck on the web? I was thinking about making my own screen saver and was considering old-time hockey as it's theme
I went to Google and did an Image search for Peter Puck. Let me know if that doesn't work.

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Is Peter Puck a character from a book in which the Stanley Cup gets stolen? (forgive me if I'm way off, I'm stretching my memory to it's limits here)

If so, that was one of the first books I read along with the Hockey Sweater.

Fond memories.

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I went to Google and did an Image search for Peter Puck. Let me know if that doesn't work.

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12-09-2003, 08:35 AM
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Is Peter Puck a character from a book in which the Stanley Cup gets stolen? (forgive me if I'm way off, I'm stretching my memory to it's limits here)

If so, that was one of the first books I read along with the Hockey Sweater.

Fond memories.
Yes, it is. If you go on www.ebay.com , do a search for Peter Puck, and you'll find that book for sale.

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"Showdown" on in 1975 and 76 (and MAYBE 77?) as an in-between periods show. It featured NHLer's target shooting at the 4 corners and on breakaways against NHL goalies. Danny Grant (of the North Stars and Red Wings) won the most accurate shooter 2 years running, I believe. Some of the names on there were goofy! Simon Nolet? Who?

It was great to watch, certainly more entertaining than Don Cherry's "Coach's Corner" has become. I even made my own red-white-and-blue targets out of ceiling tile to shoot at in the garage!

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[QUOTE=jiggs 10 Some of the names on there were goofy! Simon Nolet? Who?

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He was a Philadelphia Flyer during the early 70's.

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"Showdown" on in 1975 and 76 (and MAYBE 77?) as an in-between periods show. It featured NHLer's target shooting at the 4 corners and on breakaways against NHL goalies. Danny Grant (of the North Stars and Red Wings) won the most accurate shooter 2 years running, I believe. Some of the names on there were goofy! Simon Nolet? Who?

It was great to watch, certainly more entertaining than Don Cherry's "Coach's Corner" has become. I even made my own red-white-and-blue targets out of ceiling tile to shoot at in the garage!
I would say it was definitely on in 77 also...I only really began watching hockey during the 1976 season, and I'm sure I saw at least a couple of years worth of showdown?....and you bring up a good memory....remember they used to actually sell those showdown (TM) net targets? I'm sure they still sell those kind of shooter targets but without the showdown 'name brand'

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Originally Posted by jiggs 10 Some of the names on there were goofy! Simon Nolet? Who?

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He was a Philadelphia Flyer during the early 70's.
I know, he was a Capital (or a Scout) during the "Showdown" segments. But I was just making fun of some of the "no-name" players who were on there. It was a skills show, but that would be like putting Andre Dupont on! Why? No offense meant, but compared to the players like Sittler, Unger, Grant, etc., to have Simon Nolet on was funny!

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He was a Philadelphia Flyer during the early 70's.
I know, he was a Capital (or a Scout) during the "Showdown" segments. But I was just making fun of some of the "no-name" players who were on there. It was a skills show, but that would be like putting Andre Dupont on! Why? No offense meant, but compared to the players like Sittler, Unger, Grant, etc., to have Simon Nolet on was funny![/QUOTE]

I think they took the best player off each team. Some teams were really bad back then. Another no-name I can remember was Joey Johnston of the Oakland Seals.

I wish they could redo some modern day version of showdown

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What Howie Meeker.....stop it right there....back it up....just a wee bit more. Oh Golly Gee

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I know, he was a Capital (or a Scout) during the "Showdown" segments. But I was just making fun of some of the "no-name" players who were on there. It was a skills show, but that would be like putting Andre Dupont on! Why? No offense meant, but compared to the players like Sittler, Unger, Grant, etc., to have Simon Nolet on was funny!
No offense taken.
Here's his stats:
Season Team Lge GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1961-62 Quebec Aces AHL 1 0 0 0 2 -- -- -- -- --
1964-65 Quebec Aces AHL 2 2 1 3 2 -- -- -- -- --
1965-66 Quebec Aces AHL 61 16 17 33 12 6 0 0 0 2
1966-67 Quebec Aces AHL 66 32 24 56 28 5 1 4 5 4
1967-68 Quebec Aces AHL 70 44 52 96 45 10 5 10 15 10
1967-68 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 4 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0
1968-69 Quebec Aces AHL 33 11 21 32 28 15 5 3 8 28
1968-69 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 35 4 10 14 8 -- -- -- -- --
1969-70 Quebec Aces AHL 22 13 18 31 14 -- -- -- -- --
1969-70 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 56 22 22 44 36 -- -- -- -- --
1970-71 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 74 9 19 28 42 4 2 1 3 0
1971-72 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 67 23 20 43 22 -- -- -- -- --
1972-73 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 70 16 20 36 6 11 3 1 4 4
1973-74 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 52 19 17 36 13 15 1 1 2 4
1974-75 Kansas-City Scouts NHL 72 26 32 58 30 -- -- -- -- --
1975-76 Kansas-City Scouts NHL 41 10 15 25 16 -- -- -- -- --
1975-76 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 39 9 8 17 2 3 0 0 0 0
1976-77 Colorado Rockies NHL 52 12 19 31 10 -- -- -- -- --
NHL Totals 562 150 182 332 187 34 6 3 9

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Here's his stats:
Season Team Lge GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1961-62 Quebec Aces AHL 1 0 0 0 2 -- -- -- -- --
1964-65 Quebec Aces AHL 2 2 1 3 2 -- -- -- -- --
1965-66 Quebec Aces AHL 61 16 17 33 12 6 0 0 0 2
1966-67 Quebec Aces AHL 66 32 24 56 28 5 1 4 5 4
1967-68 Quebec Aces AHL 70 44 52 96 45 10 5 10 15 10
1967-68 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 4 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0
1968-69 Quebec Aces AHL 33 11 21 32 28 15 5 3 8 28
1968-69 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 35 4 10 14 8 -- -- -- -- --
1969-70 Quebec Aces AHL 22 13 18 31 14 -- -- -- -- --
1969-70 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 56 22 22 44 36 -- -- -- -- --
1970-71 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 74 9 19 28 42 4 2 1 3 0
1971-72 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 67 23 20 43 22 -- -- -- -- --
1972-73 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 70 16 20 36 6 11 3 1 4 4
1973-74 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 52 19 17 36 13 15 1 1 2 4
1974-75 Kansas-City Scouts NHL 72 26 32 58 30 -- -- -- -- --
1975-76 Kansas-City Scouts NHL 41 10 15 25 16 -- -- -- -- --
1975-76 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 39 9 8 17 2 3 0 0 0 0
1976-77 Colorado Rockies NHL 52 12 19 31 10 -- -- -- -- --
NHL Totals 562 150 182 332 187 34 6 3 9
See, I KNEW he was a Kansas City Scout during "Showdown 75 & 76"! I had his hockey card from 1975-76, otherwise I'd have never known who he was at that time. But only 26 goals and 58 points? There had to have been better players to show than THAT (he said sarcastically).

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