What Players Had To Do
October 17, 2012 in Boston Bruins, Chicago Blackhawks, Conn Smythe, Detroit Red Wings, Montreal Canadiens, New York Rangers, NHL lockout Tags: 1954-55 Parkhurst hockey, Floyd Curry, Hal Laycoe, Ken Mosdell, Leo Labine, Nick Mickoski, Ted Lindsay
I pulled cards from my 1954-55 set to show you examples of what players back then did for summer jobs, which you can see on the last line of each player description. This was long before a players association, when the game was much different, and there was no such thing as a wealthy player. The owners made millions, the players worked summer jobs, and if these stars-on-ice somehow incurred the wrath of Conn Smythe and other owners or general managers, they could be buried in the minors or cast adrift, rarely or never to be heard from again.