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@hockeypodnetthehockeypodcastnetwork.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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This week, we talk about a couple of rookie goalies making their NHL debuts, we have more dysfunctional behaviour in the Detroit Red Wings, and we get some great foreshadowing by a veteran hockey writer who covers the minor leagues. 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, we talk about some very important NHL records being broken, it is announced that there may be another buyer for the Pittsburgh Penguins, and we learn about the season of one of the worst Junior teams on record. Support our show: http://patreon.com/hockey50years Twitter: http://twitter.com/hockey50years Web: http://hockey50yearsago.com
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March 5, 2021 48 min
In this week’s show, we talk about the 1971 NHL trading deadline - very different from what we experience today; we have a little more on the Gordie Howe situation in Detroit, and we hear about what may have been the real reason the Flyers traded Bernie Parent…plus much more! Support our show: http://patreon.com/hockey50years Twitter: http://twitter.com/hockey50years Web: http://hockey50yearsago.com
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In our 70th podcast episode, we talk about Maple Leafs captain Dave Keon and the fine season he is having, we hear of Gordie Howe being sent to Florida by the Red Wings in a story that became more troubling the more we learned, and some NHL veterans were on the move via the trade market, plus some game highlights! Support our show: http://patreon.com/hockey50years Twitter: http://twitter.com/hockey50years Web: http://hockey50years...
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In this week’s episode, we talk about one of the greatest Maple Leafs, George Armstrong, we have a report on the experience young hockey players have at the Quebec International PeeWee Hockey Tournament, and Buffalo Sabres GM-coach gives us his perspective on all the trading that’s been done in the 1970-71 NHL season, plus lots more! Support our show: http://patreon.com/hockey50years Twitter: http://twitter.com/hockey50years Web: ...
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In this week’s show, we look at some of the reaction and background to last week’s big Detroit-St. Louis trade, we learn of more upheaval in St. Louis, and we talk about what was the most outstanding goaltending performance of the entire 1970-71 season by one of the game’s most beloved netminders - plus lots more! Support our show: http://patreon.com/hockey50years Twitter: http://twitter.com/hockey50years Web: http://hockey50years...
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February 5, 2021 52 min
In this week’s podcast we deal almost exclusively with 3 major trades that took place. Mike Walton was finally dealt by Toronto in a deal that sent him from the Leafs to Flyers to the Bruins, with Bernie Parent going to Toronto. We have another deal between the Red Wings and Rangers, and finally a huge blockbuster that saw a couple of superstars change teams. And there were underlying factors in all of these deals… Support our sho...
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This week, we report on a trade made by Montreal Canadiens that illustrates just how Habs GM Sam Pollock was able to play 3-dimensional chess; we’ll give you an example of how Toronto writer Dick Beddoes can cover several different stories in one column, and we learn of a future NHL General Manager made his professional hockey debut (as a player) 50 years ago. Support our show: http://patreon.com/hockey50years Twitter: http://twit...
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The week, we report on the 24th NHL All-star game in Boston, Alan Eagleson announced he is stepping down as the executive director of the National Hockey League Player Association, and there’s lots more trade talk around the NHL! Plus we have some key game results as well! Support our show: http://patreon.com/hockey50years Twitter: http://twitter.com/hockey50years Web: http://hockey50yearsago.com
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This week, we report on a trade made by Montreal Canadiens that illustrates just how Habs GM Sam Pollock was able to play 3-dimensional chess; we’ll give you an example of how Toronto writer Dick Beddoes can cover several different stories in one column, and we learn of a future NHL General Manager made his professional hockey debut (as a player) 50 years ago. Support our show: http://patreon.com/hockey50years Twitter: http://twitt...
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In this week’s episode, we follow the California Golden Seals in a week where they run the entire gamut of game results, we report on a blockbuster major trade that shook the hockey world, and we learn the NHL’s expansion plans, according to Stan Fischler and NY Rangers president Bill Jennings.  Support our show: http://patreon.com/hockey50years Twitter: http://twitter.com/hockey50years Web: http://hockey50yearsago.com
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In this episode, the Detroit Red Wings mess dominates the hockey news of the week, as some surprising developments unfold. We’ll also talk about an all-time high level of trade rumours, and NHL president Clarence Campbell comes down hard on players leaving the bench to join on-ice donnybrooks! 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 delve into all the trade rumours swirling around the NHL, we get some good news on a couple of goalkeepers who are out of their teams’ lineups, and the Detroit Red Wings finally hit rock bottom! Support our show: http://patreon.com/hockey50years Twitter: http://twitter.com/hockey50years Web: http://hockey50yearsago.com
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