THE GREAT EXPANSION VOL 11

The St. Louis Blues approached the 1967 expansion draft with an eye to becoming a perfect match for Lynn Patrick’s successful 50s Bruins clubs–a…

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THE GREAT EXPANSION VOLUME 10

The papers were unkind to Jack Kent Cooke. He’d drafted a bunch of unknowns…

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THE GREAT EXPANSION VOL 8: VEEDON FLEECE

Depth. The great expansion of 1967 was about depth, or a lack of it. From 1942…

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THE GREAT EXPANSION VOL 7

Among American NHL teams, the Detroit Red Wings were the only ones capable of…

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THE GREAT EXPANSION VOL 6

New York’s sports teams will never be ‘small market’ but in…

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THE GREAT EXPANSION VOL 5

History tells us the Chicago Blackhawks won Stanley in 1961 and then pissed away the decade. The truth? They never had enough depth to contend with the…

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THE GREAT EXPANSION VOL 4

The Boston Bruins changed the course of history when Bobby Orr agreed to a contract, but a trade just before the great expansion moved “great”…

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THE GREAT EXPANSION VOL 3

For English Canada, the ‘poster boy’ for greatness in the 1960s was Frank Mahovlich. Big, strong, skilled and filled with a sense of wonder…

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THE GREAT EXPANSION, VOL 2

The expansion draft of 1967 allowed 6 American cities to gain entry into the NHL. However, the final rules were punishing for the new clubs. Sam Pollock…

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THE GREAT EXPANSION VOL 1

I’ve been working on this project for about 15 years, and although there are gaps and holes I’m satisfied most of the information is correct….

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