1937 Instructional Film Featuring The Bruins

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  1. BobbyAwe

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    It's "corny" but it's got the most the most footage of Shore you'll ever see (some real game too). Also Bill Cowley who I've never seen a clip of anywhere else :popcorn:

     
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    Awesome find!
     
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    Cool! Hard to believe the Bruins have been around so long. I hope in 80 years people are still watching clips of Chara, Bergeron, Marchand et al.

    Art Ross looked like he was reading off giant cue cards at the beginning :laugh:

    And we think the ice is bad now, look at all the ruts and snow :eek:

    Thanks for sharing! :)
     
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    If only my head was able to absorb all the informations.

    We are talking about the year 1937 here, only a year before Frank Brimsek era. And i am reading, that Montreal Maroons requested a relocation to St. Louis. It was rejected but just imagine the idea of a team going down south to St. Louis at the time, NHL team, unimaginable in the original 6 era.
     
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    ...and this is a perfect pass...

    First round pucks were used in the 1880s.
     
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    St. Louis Eagles - Wikipedia

    It did happen for a year in 1934. Travel costs basically killed them, which is why the Maroons' proposal was dismissed.
     
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    Didn't know that!

    ''In their first game the Eagles succumbed to a late rally by the defending Stanley Cup champion Black Hawks, losing 3–1.''

    The rivalry started in the 34 already. I find it very interesting that they wanted to start a franchise so south at the time.
     
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    Thank you. Will check.
     
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    That was amazing

    Thanks
     
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    Eeek the hook check and sweep check?

    Nasty.
     
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    I'm speechless. What a video!
    LOVED IT.
     
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    Chris Chelios was in his 10th season in 1937
     
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    2 years earlier

    80 years ago, the Habs came close to relocation, read the story here
     
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    The great depression, makes sense.

    Interesting fact: owners of the Maroons actually bought the Canadiens and it was later expected they will fold them, since Maroons just won the Stanley in 1935 and it became clear that Montreal can not sustain two teams. None other than Conn Smythe, Maple Leafs owner, led the movement inside the NHL to preserve the Canadiens and the Maroons will eventually fold later in 1938.

    Great read, thank you!
     
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    Like I said I've never seen even a 2 second clip of Bill Cowley before, and, even though this is just a demonstration, he looks pretty good at 3:27. Few realize that this guy was the all-time points leader in the NHL when he retired? With better skates and better training and conditioning we could use him on the 2nd or 3rd line today?

    Shore takes out a leg at 10:00 in a real game. By all accounts he was a reckless, merciless S.O.B. ;)
     
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    Another big name in the Bruins history. And he played for St. Louis Eagles, franchise we were talking about yesterday here.

    The only NHL players who have scored more points per game in a season than Cowley's 1.97 in 1944 are Joe Malone, Wayne Gretzky and Mario Lemieux.

    I wish there were more highlight videos around to this day, some of those goals were surely masterpieces.
     
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    Loved the low bridge at 7:30
     
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    Too bad Milt was not featured in this? (he may be in one of the team shots, I didn't notice?) It was his first or second year so maybe they only trusted the veterans to make those slow motion passes? :laugh:
     
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    Very cool!
    This should be copied into the “who we are where we come from” thread.
     
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    This is amazing. It's so interesting to see the evolution of the game yet so many fundamentals remain the same.

    Goaltending definitely has changed a lot. It appears goalies needed to be much more skilled with handling the puck 80 years ago.
     
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    That jumped out at me as well.

    It was definitely a much more active position than it is now. No 6'2"+ guys with massive pads just going into the butterfly.
     
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    Awesome. In the game it sure is weird to see someone else wearing #4.
     
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    Amazing.

    Reminds me a lot of hurling. Especially the goaltender batting pucks out of the air for clears. Crazy to see them in “the proper stance” with their arms hanging down by their ankles. Goalies really looked like skaters with some heavier shin pads. The one clip even shows the goalie stick and long before he passes it off.
     
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    Milt is very likely in the video as one of the dark sweater players.
    I say this because Bun Cook took a penalty shot as a dark sweater player.
     

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