1957-58 Season Chicago vs Toronto

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  1. Canadiens1958

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    Two MLG games, segments missing, Chicago at Toronto, November 2, 1957 & February 22, 1958.Bobby Hull & Frank Mahovlich rookies plus other future stars - sixties powerhouses:



    See the progress over a 3-4 month stretch.
     
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    Great find, C1958. I love to hear the old timer's comment on players from back then also. I think it is sometimes more revealing than a particular player's stats? Gus Mortson seems like such a nice old fella - he wasn't so nice on the ice :rolleyes:
     
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    Very true. Maurice Richard reffing youth hockey was the opposite of his NHL image. In/post game tips.
     
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    Thank you for posting this. I watched it all. I am sure I probably saw it on B&W TV at the time also when I was 10 years old. My 2 favorite players--Litz & Hull. Plus all those other players from my childhood.--Mickoski, McImtyre, Murphy, Mortson, Thomson. Masnick, Pete Conacher, Gerry James etc. etc. Moose Vasko & Gus Mortson really looked good. Hull got a fighting major. Mortson & Pulford got into it on the way to the dressing room. Mortson got into a shouting match with Conn Smythe. I also enjoyed the commentary from Mortson.

    I am really surprised these games were still available. I thought all those 50's Hockey night in Canada games had been erased or taped over. Are there more out there?
     
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    The early days of hockey television broadcasting... one criticism - I hate it when they cut camera angle during a shot on net. You see the play develop, a player shoots, then the director cuts to a close-up of the goalie either making the save or a goal being scored. It's a little distracting.

    Still, it's good to be reminded just how well these guys could skate on those archaic skates, equipment and ice surfaces.
     
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    interesting to see Hull play C. Brian Cullen has some moves!
     
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    Thank you. Probably but incomplete games.
     
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    Incomplete for sure because HNIC didn't start the T broadcast until part way through the second period. You had to catch the first period on the radio.
     
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    Yes,into the early 1960s. Still the demand is there and growing as evidenced by the response.
     
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    Thanks for posting this. Always nice to see old images and videos from the game's past.
     
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    In the Toronto - Chicago game, Art Skov, who went on to become a Referee, was one of the Linesmen and his brother Glen was playing for Chicago.
     
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    Moose Vasko was an interesting character. I read somewhere that his actual weight was usually near 250 lbs. for most of his career, at 6'2 :eek: This is before such a weight could be attributed to muscle mass as weight lifting was not part of their training and was even discouraged at the time. His teammates had a trick where they helped manipulate the scale when he was weighed in to make him appear lighter. What's amazing about this is that Moose was NOT a slow skater yet was probably 30 lbs. overweight? What would he be like in today's game with more strength training and a nutrition plan ?
     
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    Yes, Moose was probably the heaviest (but not the tallest) player in the league at the time. He was a fast skater and could rush the puck well. This is obvious from these games. The fans used to yell Mooo...se. when he made a rush. In the games linked he actually looks better than Pilote who went on to win Norris trophies. Moose did make a couple of 2nd all star teams but was never a big point producer like Pilote.
     
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    I remember both Art & Glen Skov. It is interesting to see Glen playing a regular shift in those games. I remember him more as a PK specialist which I think he became after that season. He did put up some decent offense numbers when he was with the Detroit powerhouse.
     

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