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Harry ‘Hap’ Holmes – one of the greatest goalies nobody remembers

Goaltender Harry “Hap” Holmes won four Stanley Cups, faced Georges Vezina five separate times with either the Cup or a championship (sometimes both) on the line and was never beaten (one draw in 1919 when the flu interrupted play), is … Continue reading

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What if there was a centennial and nobody noticed?

This is George McNamara of the Toronto Tecumsehs, one of two NHA (the precursor to the NHL) teams that were due to start play for the 1912-13 season.  The other team – the Blueshirts – is far better-known to modern … Continue reading

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