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02-24-2011, 09:49 PM
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Coach's who wore hats behind the bench

I can't recall any coach ever wearing a hat behind the bench in all my years of watching hockey despite there being some who obviously need to *cough* Davis Payne *cough*

So I'm wondering has there ever been coach's who did? Don Cherry maybe?

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The progression of Mr Payne...




Looks like the Blues' injuries have done some damage to the top of his head

So anyway, I'm curious too...who knows about any pro coaches wearing hats behind the bench?

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Punch Imlach.



Billy Reay

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They all used to, Toe Blake I clearly remember. Imlach of course. Ivan..... There was a time at Maple Leaf Gardens' where if you had a Red Seat (which Ballard turned into Golds when he crammed in as many more banks & rows as possible) & you weren't wearing a tie & sportcoat or better yet a suit, Conn Smythe would have you thrown out & likely rescind your seasons tickets for repeated sartorial offences.

"Its OK for the working stiffs up in the Grays & Greens to wear dungaree's & newsboy caps, but By God Sir, you will dress accordingly, including a HAT in the lower bowls, or you wont sit in this building at all".

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I can't recall any coach ever wearing a hat behind the bench in all my years of watching hockey despite there being some who obviously need to *cough* Davis Payne *cough*

So I'm wondering has there ever been coach's who did? Don Cherry maybe?
I think Cherry wore a cowboy hat at least once when he coached Colorado.

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Gus Kyle, who was coaching the Calgary Stampeders of the Western Hockey League back in the 1950's, wore a hat. One game against the Winnipeg Warriors, he didn't like a call that the referee made and he threw his hat across the ice. Bill Burega, of the Warriors, skated up to the hat and proceeded to shred it with his skate.

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I thought the custom was that gentlemen didn't wear hats indoors? Perhaps a hockey arena was different because they were actually cold back then?

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The only one I can remember since I started watching the game was Billy Reay from the Blackhawks.

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I thought the custom was that gentlemen didn't wear hats indoors? Perhaps a hockey arena was different because they were actually cold back then?
Hat Etiquette.

You were indeed allowed to wear it indoors, but only at sporting events & in "Men Only Beverage Rooms", and not in all of those either. It was considered bad manners & breeding to be seen wearing a hat pretty much anywhere that wasnt outdoors, and you were supposed to take it off when meeting someone you knew or were meeting for the first time as a sign of respect, or at the very least salute them with a finger tap to the brim.

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Always with a hat like that.

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Hat Etiquette.

You were indeed allowed to wear it indoors, but only at sporting events & in "Men Only Beverage Rooms", and not in all of those either. It was considered bad manners & breeding to be seen wearing a hat pretty much anywhere that wasnt outdoors, and you were supposed to take it off when meeting someone you knew or were meeting for the first time as a sign of respect, or at the very least salute them with a finger tap to the brim.
I remember that Bear Bryant, the legendary football coach always wore a hat on the sideline, but the first time he coached in a domed stadium -- i.e., indoors -- he went properly hatless. Not so Tom Landry, who honored the custom in the breech.

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