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Lionel Conacher

The Conacher family had some darn good genes. Like his brothers Roy and Charlie, Lionel towered above most others in his era and used his size to its full advantage during his athletic career, as can be inferred by his nickname “the Big Train”. 645 more words

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Reginald "Red" Horner

The NHL has definitely had it’s fare share of hated tough guys and Red Horner was one of the most noteworthy ones of the 30s. Horner, born in 1909, began his career playing for the Toronto Marlboros in the late 20s before beginning his NHL career in 1928 for the Maple Leafs. 652 more words

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Clarence "Hap" Day

Known for he consistently cheery demeanor, Clarence Day was given the nickname “Happy” before having it shortened to “Hap”. After playing impressively for the Hamilton Tigers of the OHA Sr. 468 more words

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Eddie Shore

Before there was Bobby Orr, there was Doug Harvey, but before there was Doug Harvey, there was Eddie Shore. Aside from Howie Morenz, Eddie Shore is probably among the most well-known players of the pre-Original six era. 988 more words

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Francis "King" Clancy

King Clancy was either that player you loved or you hated. Born in 1903, Clancy’s NHL career didn’t start until 1921 when he began playing with the… 620 more words

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Georges "Buck" Boucher

Defenseman Georges Boucher was an Ottawan through and through. Born in Ottawa in 1896, Boucher began his hockey career the Ottawa New Edinburghs and after a proficient showing there, joined the Ottawa Senators in the NHA for the 1915-16 season. 507 more words

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Reg Noble

Reg Noble was one of the rare players who was able to play multiple positions in the NHL. Noble began his career as a forward in Collingwood, Ontaraio, playing for his business school there. 413 more words

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