I’ve been looking around my house for this Star Weekly picture for several years, and I found it.
Tucked between the pages of The Hockey News that I wrote about yesterday.
There’s a crease running across but I don’t care.
Look at the hardware parked in front – from let to right, the Norris Trophy (won by Tom Johnson), the Vezina (Jacques Plante), the Stanley Cup, the Prince of Wales (NHL regular season championship), and the Art Ross (Dickie Moore, NHL scoring champ).
Missing is the Calder Trophy for rookie of the year, won by Ralph Backstrom (third row, left, next to trainer Hector Dubois, who’s wearing a jacket similar to one I have. Very proud of my jacket).
Scattered throughout, of course, are the Richard brothers, Beliveau, Moore, Geoffrion, Talbot, Provost, coach Toe Blake, and on and on. And the second greatest defenceman ever, Doug Harvey, is top row, third from left.
It was the club’s fourth consecutive Stanley Cup, with one more to follow. A beautiful team. One of the best ever.
It’s nice that I can now stop looking for this.