When The All-Star Game Was A Serious Affair
January 28, 2012 in Bobby Hull, Gordie Howe, Henri Richard, Jean Beliveau, Montreal Canadiens, Toronto Maple Leafs Tags: Bernie Geoffrion, Bill Hewitt, Bobby Hull, Claude Provost, Foster Hewitt, Gordie Howe, Henri Richard, Jean Beliveau
The defending Stanley Cup champions used to line up against the best of the best of the league, and it was a serious event. The All-Stars were biting at the bit to beat the Cup champions, while it was a feather in the cap of the champs to best the all-stars.
This is much of the first two periods of 1963 All-Star game held in Toronto, and features Habs Jean Beliveau, Bernie Geoffrion, Henri Richard, and Claude Provost. Beliveau wears number 19, although it shows him standing at the blueline, prior to the opening faceoff, wearing number 4.
It’s quite something to see Beliveau, Gordie Howe, and Bobby Hull together as a line from time to time.
Foster’s Hewitt’s son Bill does the play-by-play.