Hi everyone. First time poster, so I'm not sure if this is going in the right place. Please excuse the breach in protocol if I posted wrong.
While we are all sending best wishes to the Howe family, I though it would be worthwhile to unearth this clip of "Mr Hockey" in his prime. And playing against Maurice "Rocket" Richard, no less.
This 8mm color film was recently converted by my company, Priceless Photo Preservationof Ann Arbor, for the family of the late Richard Maher, who was fortunate enough to have great seats in the Olympia the one night he brought his movie camera.
I can't tell you the exact year because it is not marked on the film. But I've done a little detective work (detailed in the blog post) that narrows it down to 1958-1960. Perhaps some of you would like to take a stab at figuring it out?
By the way, I don't belive No. 7 in the Red Wings jersey is Ted Lindsay. If my time period is correct, this happened a year or two after he was traded away from Detroit.
Finally it all makes sense... Babcock said of his thought process in determining the lines: "I just get out the Bingo machine on the back of the bench and spin it around and throw it out". Finally some reasoning behind these lines...
I saw that. He does have a pretty good sense of humor.
Here's the article for anyone interested. There's a couple of links in there I found interesting as well.