More Questionable Decisions By The NHL, Looking Like a Second Degree League

Let me not be judged by my reputation and hearsay, but rather by my actions as words and rumours are easy, but actions speak louder than them. As far as I know, this is no one’s exact quote but rather something that I’ve been preaching for many years. It applies in our day to day life, but even the NHL is giving us a pretty good reminder of it from time to time. With this COVID Cup, or the way the league is making key decisions surrounding it, is yet another reminder of it.

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1967 NHL Hockey Footage – The Good Ol’ Days

The year? 1967. The scene? NHL hockey. The teams? The Chicago Blackhawks, the New York Rangers, the Detroit Red Wings, the Boston Bruins, the Toronto Maple Leafs and, of course, the Montreal Canadiens. Goaltenders without masks, players without helmets, tube blades, straight sticks… or back when you had to be a real man to play that game, back when you couldn’t hide behind a referee or ridiculous rules to justify cheap shots. And yes, the last time the Toronto Maple Leafs won the Stanley Cup.

Back when the average cost of new house was $14,250. The average income per year $7,300. The average monthly rent $125. And the average cost of a new car $2,750. Hit movies The Jungle Book and Cool Hand Luke were released. The Beatles, Aretha Franklin and The Monkeys topped the charts…

I was browsing on Facebook and found this gem. And as hockey fans, I thought that you would enjoy watching it as much as I did. So here it is… happy viewing!