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04-19-2013, 10:02 PM
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If you had a time machine

If you had a time machine that would take you back in time and you could be at any hockey game ever played, what game would it be?

This is a tough one for me, The final game Gordie Howe played in a Wings uniform, game 8 of the summit series. The conference final, game 7 Habs/Bruins too many men in the ice overtime thriller. All would be amazing to enjoy.

The game I have chosen though would be Kansas city Scouts against my Detroit Red Wings on January 16th, 1975. The Wings beat the Scouts 7-4, my first hockey hero Danny Grant scored a couple. I remember listening to it in the basement of my grandparents house on WJR and shooting pool. It was one of my first hockey memories.

What say you? What game in history would you pick to go to?

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I can't think of a specific game, but it might be a stretch of games at the beginning of the 74-75 season when Lafleur began to blossum as an elite player. This occurred a season or two before I started to watch hockey in my childhood. None of these games appear to have been saved on tape because ESPN classic nor CBC has shown any. I would have loved to see this transformation along with the fans reactions.

My other choices would be the Rocket's 5 goal playoff game, game 1 of the 72 Summit Series, a playoff game in Chicago in I think 1959 between Montreal and Chicago where the ref, Red Storey blatantly missed numerous penalties on the Habs as they went onto win 3-2 and the 1967 playoff game between Chicago and Toronto where Sawchuk relieves Bower and stops 37 shots in 2 periods.

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Game 4 of the 1970 Stanley Cup finals when Bobby Orr scored The Goal.

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Game 4 of the 1970 Stanley Cup finals when Bobby Orr scored The Goal.
I'll go with the year before, Boston-MontrealGame 6 of the semi-final (effectively the finals) where Beliveau scored in double overtime to end the series. All but one Montreal win was decided in OT.

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So many games to choose from, but even though I'm a Bruins fan, for some reason I have an interest in seeing the last game of the 1967 Stanley Cup Finals. Toronto and Montreal, the only 2 Canadian teams in a league that was about to double in size and change forever. Also seeing some really great players, with a close eye on Red Kelly, watching how a hall of fame defenseman could transition to forward and be extremely effective there as well. But now that I think a bit more, it might be the Miracle on Ice game since it carried so much significance concerning politics and the Us versus Them mentality.

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Game 2 of the 1987 Canada Cup. No brainer.

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The final game of the 61 SC Final between the Wings and the Hawks. There were many great players and coaches on those 2 teams. The Wings were lead by Coach Sid Abel and Captain Gordie Howe. Some of the Hawks players included Hull, Mikita, Hall, Pilote, and future Coach Al Arbour.

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New Years Eve 1975, Montreal vs Red Army... I missed that game, saw it later taped.
Miracle on Ice in 1980, USA vs Soviet Union.... saw that one as it was happening. Incredible.

Saw most of the seminal games from the early 60's on, but those 2 standout....

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1979 Challenge Cup, game 2.

A great collection of star players - many of them among my favourites. And the hockey was better & faster than any time previously.

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I'll go with the year before, Boston-MontrealGame 6 of the semi-final (effectively the finals) where Beliveau scored in double overtime to end the series. All but one Montreal win was decided in OT.
You saying that reminded me, another game that would be good to go to is game 4 of the 1996 SC finals when Uwe Krupp scored in triple overtime to finish the sweep.

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Game 2 of the 1987 Canada Cup. No brainer.
No doubt.

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Game six of the 2006 Stanley Cup Finals.

Edmonton held Carolina to 16 shots in a dominating 4-0 win on home ice, and the atmosphere was a friggin' rockshow from start to finish. Sure there aren't any iconic moments that I'd be able to point to and say "I was there", but nobody thought there would even be a game 6 when Steve Staios took a tripping penalty in overtime in game 5, and to be a part of that emotional swing, from overcoming the despair of certain defeat in game five to the thrill of forcing game 7, would be greater than anything else I can imagine.

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That took balls

For me, Kennedy's last game, any of the Habs-Bruins finals in the 70's, 87 Canada cup final game

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April 8th, 1952, 7th game of Stanley Cup semi final between Boston and Montreal.

http://www.greatesthockeylegends.com...istory-13.html

This photo turned out to have some meaning for me. I met Maurice Richard in November,1953. Shook his hand and got his autograph. One week later I started what turned out to be a 35 year refereeing career. In 2001, when I was inducted into the Manitoba Hockey Hall Of Fame, I got to meet and shake hands with "Sugar" Jim Henry. Shook hands with one at the beginning of my career and the other at the highlight of my career.

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1987 Canada Cup final - all three games. Honestly. Great hockey no matter what.

1972 Summit Series Game 1. Would just love to be there to soak up the atmosphere. The elation of our boys finally getting to trounce the next best in the world. Then be there for the opening two goals vs. the Russians to make it 2-0. Then be able to feel the emotional swing throughout the game in a 7-3 loss.

1972 SUmmit Series Game 8. Of course I would know what is coming, but that would make it fun. Being able to see Parise nearly wind up and take Kompalla's head off. Look straight over at Alan Eagleson's reaction after the tying goal and see him start climbing the seats before getting grabbed by the Russians guards. Then watching the entire Henderson play develop. Wow, that'd be something.

1955 game prior to the Richard Riot - I'd like to sit near Clarence Campbell and see him get harassed by the Montreal faithful. I don't know how much I'd hang around outside the forum though. The Riot was pretty intense, probably a lot like Vancouver in 1994 or 2011. I'd hate to get in the middle of it and get wrongfully arrested. So I might just check it out from a distance.

2010 Olympic Gold medal game - Even if though we all saw this live on TV I still would want to be there to see it. Once in a lifetime. In Canada, in overtime with the player you would expect to end it. Plus after the game there wasn't any riots, people were happy and partying and such but it was law abiding. It would be fun to be down there.

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...I met Maurice Richard in November,1953. Shook his hand and got his autograph... In 2001, when I was inducted into the Manitoba Hockey Hall Of Fame, I got to meet and shake hands with "Sugar" Jim Henry.
... Isnt that interesting eh?, full circle in a way. Note how Jim Henry is
deferential, respectful, semi-bow to go with the handshake. Classy guy.

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... Isnt that interesting eh?, full circle in a way. Note how Jim Henry is
deferential, respectful, semi-bow to go with the handshake. Classy guy.
Richard with blood running down his face and Henry with a black eye.

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... Isnt that interesting eh?, full circle in a way. Note how Jim Henry is
deferential, respectful, semi-bow to go with the handshake. Classy guy.
Always found that picture to be symbolic. Even though the Habs lost to Detroit in the Cup final the next round it doesn't take away anything from that moment. Now, who knows what was going through Henry's mind at the time, but I like to think that this is a picture that epitomizes sportsmanship. Almost as if he's saying "You deserved to win" type of thing. That's the beauty of photography

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Game 7 Rangers vs Canucks 1994 finals.
Game t Rangers vs Devils 1994 ECF
Either one

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Flames, 2004 Cup Finals, Game 6.

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Flames, 2004 Cup Finals, Game 6.
Id have thought maybe Game 6 of the SC Finals in 89 for a Flames fan no? Absolutely brilliant
series & a storybook finish. Lanny McDonald scoring the winner. Doesnt get much better than that.

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Me personally, I'd bring a knee surgeon with modern technology and experience to work on Bobby Orr's knees....I would've loved to have seen him play into his 30's.

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