50 Years Ago In Hockey

50 Years Ago In Hockey

The 50 Years Ago in Hockey Podcast is a weekly trip back in time as we report on hockey news and events from half a century ago.Presented by The Hockey Podcast Network@hockeypodnet Thehockeypodcastnetwork.com

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July 30, 2021 47 min
In our 92nd episode we talk about player signing issues being experienced by the Boston Bruins, we learn a lot about Ken Dryden’s summer job, and we talk about the retirement from hockey of the third Cullen brother, Ray, who would follow his older siblings, Brian and Barry, into retirement this season. Support our show and get exclusive BONUS episodes: http://patreon.com/hockey50years Twitter: http://twitter.com/hockey50years Web: ...
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In this week’s show, we have some player signings to report, we will hear from Harold Ballard whining about player salaries after the Leafs did a sneaky increase on the price of game tickets at Maple Leaf Gardens, and John Ferguson assures us he is indeed through playing professional hockey! Support our show and get exclusive BONUS episodes: http://patreon.com/hockey50years Twitter: http://twitter.com/hockey50years Web: http://hoc...
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In this week’s episode, we have some news on the ownership of the Toronto Maple Leafs, we have information on a proposed new Canadian law that the Toronto Telegram says could spell the end of pro hockey in Canada, and we learn a bit about one of the men who is organizing the proposed World Hockey Association - plus much more! Support our show and get exclusive BONUS episodes: http://patreon.com/hockey50years Twitter: http://twitter...
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In this week’s podcast, we learn a bit about Gordie Howe’s possible future plans, we get a look at a girls hockey school in Ontario by a Globe & Mail hockey man, and we experience a bit of the wit and wisdom of the Sabres’ Punch Imlach. Support our show and get exclusive BONUS episodes: http://patreon.com/hockey50years Twitter: http://twitter.com/hockey50years Web: http://hockey50yearsago.com
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July 3, 2021 6 min
This is a clip from our bonus episode, "OVERTIME: Scotty Bowman & The Blues, Part 2." To hear the full episode and to access all of our bonus content, visit http://patreon.com/hockey50years Twitter: http://twitter.com/hockey50years Web: http://hockey50yearsago.com
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In this week’s episode, we get the results from the NHLPA annual golf tournament, we learn about Stafford Smythe’s appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada on his income tax evasion charges, and we also get some information on a proposed Canadian law that will do away with hockey’s reserve clause once and for all. Support our show: http://patreon.com/hockey50years Twitter: http://twitter.com/hockey50years Web: http://hockey50yearsago....
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In this week’s episode, we learn a bit more about the charges against Stafford Smythe and Harold Ballard, the fledgling World Hockey Association issues a press release and Phil Esposito explains why the Bruins should stay the course amid suggestions they need to change their style of play. Support our show: http://patreon.com/hockey50years Twitter: http://twitter.com/hockey50years Web: http://hockey50yearsago.com
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In this week’s podcast we talk about a lot of off-ice news, especially legal woes besetting the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Vancouver Canucks. We also get a little news on Gordie Howe, and we can’t see him being terribly happy about it. Support our show: http://patreon.com/hockey50years Twitter: http://twitter.com/hockey50years Web: http://hockey50yearsago.com
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In this week’s show we have full coverage of the annual NHL meetings, which took place at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal, Lots of interesting stuff to get through, including the results of the various drafts and some interesting rule changes for the NHL. Support our show: http://patreon.com/hockey50years Twitter: http://twitter.com/hockey50years Web: http://hockey50yearsago.com
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It’s the week before the 1971 NHL summer meetings and we have all the news from around the hockey world this week, including one veteran who retires and another who says he is playing again - and we meet the new coach of the Philadelphia Flyers! Support our show: http://patreon.com/hockey50years Twitter: http://twitter.com/hockey50years Web: http://hockey50yearsago.com
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In this post-Stanley Cup 1971 Playoff episode, we have some trades to talk about, the great sportswriter Jim Coleman writes a satirical report of a Stanley Cup win in 1980, and we learn a bit about the movie Faceoff, being filmed at Maple Leaf Gardens! Support our show: http://patreon.com/hockey50years Twitter: http://twitter.com/hockey50years Web: http://hockey50yearsago.com
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In this week’s show, we cover some off-season news, we learn the winner of the Memorial Cup, and we have all the details of the 1971 Stanley Cup Final 7th game!! What a great end to a fantastic season! Support our show: http://patreon.com/hockey50years Twitter: http://twitter.com/hockey50years Web: http://hockey50yearsago.com
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In this week’s show we learn the outcome of the Memorial Cup Eastern Final, we get all kinds of off-ice hockey news, and we will report on the results of games 4,5 and 6 of the 1971 Stanley Cup Final! Support our show: http://patreon.com/hockey50years Twitter: http://twitter.com/hockey50years Web: http://hockey50yearsago.com
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May 7, 2021 48 min
In this week’s show, we report on the first three games of the 1971 Stanley Cup final, we take a look at the Eastern Final of the Memorial Cup playoffs, in which the hockey being played on the ice suddenly became quite secondary, and we have a bit of off-season news as well. Support our show: http://patreon.com/hockey50years Twitter: http://twitter.com/hockey50years Web: http://hockey50yearsago.com
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In this week’s episode, the two 1971 Stanley Cup Semi-final series are decided and we learn who will be in the Stanley Cup final. We’ll also learn of Scotty Bowman’s departure from the St. Louis Blues under what seemed to be mysterious circumstances, and we find out why Bobby Orr did not sign a 5-year contract with the Bruins (that is, if we can believe what Al Eagleson tells us).
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The 1971 Stanley Cup playoffs move into the semi-final round this week and while one series plays out exactly as expected, the other series completely confounds the experts and we have the stories on both! Support our show: http://patreon.com/hockey50years Twitter: http://twitter.com/hockey50years Web: http://hockey50yearsago.com
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In our 77th episode, we will learn the results of the 1971 Stanley Cup first round, including one of hockey’s greatest upsets. We also remember a young hockey star who passed away 50 years ago this week. Support our show: http://patreon.com/hockey50years Twitter: http://twitter.com/hockey50years Web: http://hockey50yearsago.com
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April 9, 2021 49 min
This week’s episode covers the first 4 games of the Stanley Cup playoffs. We see some memorable performances, a couple of truly bizarre hockey happenings, and some surprises as well.  Support our show: http://patreon.com/hockey50years Twitter: http://twitter.com/hockey50years Web: http://hockey50yearsago.com
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In this week’s show, we reach the end of the 1970-71 NHL season. We’ll discuss all the records the Bruins set, how the playoff matchups look, and much more! Support our show: http://patreon.com/hockey50years Twitter: http://twitter.com/hockey50years Web: http://hockey50yearsago.com
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In this week’s show we talk about the NY Rangers clinching 2nd place in the NHL’s Eastern Division; the Buffalo Sabres and Montreal Canadiens make some hockey history, and we learn who else the Detroit Red Wings will be sending to Florida!  Support our show: http://patreon.com/hockey50years Twitter: http://twitter.com/hockey50years Web: http://hockey50yearsago.com
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