TSN: Bert Olmstead dies at age 89

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  1. Kid Dynomite Registered User

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    This guy was the man, back in the day.

    "As a Hab, Olmstead skated on a line with Elmer Lach and Maurice Richard, later playing left wing with Jean Beliveau and Boom Boom Geoffrion."

    RIP

    The oldest of the Hab fans (80+) know Olmsted well.
     
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    RIP Mr Olmstead
     
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    Bert Olmstead was the LW on Jean Béliveau's line in their consecutibe Cup run of the late 1950s. He was one of the most effective checkers against Gordie Howe in addition to being a pretty good scorer. he was a counterpoint to the right wing, Bernie Geoffrion, who was weak defensively.

    When it was suggested that Toe Blake use Geoffrion might to check Howe, who was approaching 50 goals in one season (something Geoffrion as well as the Rocket had achieved), Howe said he wished he would. Howe disliked Olmstead because he checked doggedly but eschewed fighting.
     
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    Bert Olmstead one tough hombre, from what my dad told me, a quote from Bert "I'm a hockey man through and through, I have a lot of love for the game and what it means.:handclap::handclap::handclap: :handclap: RIP Bert !!!
     
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    During the past year the Habs family have lost a number of memorable players.

    Rest in peace Bert.
     
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    RIP Mr Olmstead
     
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    I don't know a whole lot about the man, but I believe that Jean Beliveau spoke fondly of him in his book. RIP Mr. Olmstead.
     

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