Well Whaddya Know


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.


14 thoughts on “Well Whaddya Know”

  1. DK, it’s no wonder you couldn’t find it, you have more stuff archived than the HHOF, πŸ™‚ great photo of of a great team!!

  2. Can’t wait for this year’s version.

    Price will have the Hart, Vezina and Jennings.
    Subban has a shot at the Norris.
    Team will have Stanley Cup and Prince of Wales and maybe the Presidents Cup.
    The only question is who will get the Conn Smythe.

  3. Mike, I’m betting you know those old Star Weekly photos. The Tely dud a different version too.

  4. You bet, Christopher. The team photo will be jammed with trophies. It’s gonna be great. And I’m thinking the Conn Smythe will go to Price.

  5. Thanks Peter. I always hope people will like seeing this stuff. And it kind of makes my site a bit different. I like to mix it up, new and old. It’s more fun for me that way.

  6. Stay tuned.

    With a little luck we could see Carey Price and the 2014-15 Habs surrounded by many pieces of beautiful hardware.

  7. DK, you are correct but I cut mine out of The Hamilton Spectator. I quickly passed over the ones which were not Habs, who cares! The Specs were the same as the Stars I guess because I remember having the same Ralph Backstrom up on my bedroom wall that you’ve shown in the past.
    Love the Patches commercial, those Booin fans just about needed the Heimlich manoeuvre when they found out who he was, almost peed my pants, πŸ™‚

  8. As huge Lafleur fan, Backstrom holds a special place in my heart! Maybe one posting could recap Sam’s trades and what they really turned out to be!

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