November 4, 2012 in Bernard Geoffrion, Doug Harvey, Henri Richard, Jacques Plante, Jean Beliveau, Maurice Richard, Montreal Canadiens, THE OLD SCRAPBOOK Tags: Boom Boom Geoffrion, Dickie Moore, Doug Harvey, George Stroumboulopoulos, Jacques Plante, Jean Beliveau, Norris trophy, Tom Johnson
I’ve always liked this picture, which is in my old scrapbook, even though it’s a little worse for wear. Two fine Habs fans showing off their favourite players the best way they knew how. Good thing their favourite player wasn’t named George Stroumboulopoulos or Ronaldo Konabopopolopolis. It would have to carry on down their legs.
Harvey captured the Norris Trophy seven times between 1954 and 1962, with Johnson winning it for the 1958-59 season. With these guys on the blueline, along with the usual suspects like the Richards, Beliveau, Moore, Geoffrion, Plante etc, it’s no wonder the Canadiens won five straight in the late fifties.