Fathers And Sons – A Fine Photo
August 3, 2011 in Bernard Geoffrion, Jacques Plante, Maurice Richard, Montreal Canadiens, Toe Blake Tags: 1957 Montreal Canadiens, Andre Richard, Bernie Geoffrion, Bobby Geoffrion, Bruce Blake, Jacques Plante, Maurice Richard, Michel Plante, Toe Blake
Jacques and Michel Plante, Maurice and Andre Richard, Bobby Geoffrion and dad Boomer, and Toe and Bruce Blake at what I think is the 1957 Christmas party. A couple of wives and a young figure skater are over to the right.
Rocket appears to be wearing a slipper. In November of 1957, he severed a tendon on his right ankle and was on the mend.
In this photo, the Rocket still hadn’t gained that final ten pounds or so that he carried with him in his last few years. He retired after leading his team to a fifth straight Stanley Cup in the spring of 1960.