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 on: Today at 03:17:07 AM 
Started by doctordoowop - Last post by Robb_K
Now  the  Americans--like  martinez on Kings--  are not  all from frozen tundra. He's from  long Beach,Ca.
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Austen Matthews, who already has 30 goals scored as a rookie, and will win Rookie of The Year Award (Calder Trophy), comes from Phoenix, AZ.  Unbelievable!

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 on: March 25, 2017, 11:20:18 PM 
Started by 43doowop - Last post by doctordoowop
Yes--only player  of note as I recall  was  Ed  Ratleff--a very  small  bit of  NBA--like  John Warren on Knicks

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 on: March 25, 2017, 11:09:12 PM 
Started by doctordoowop - Last post by doctordoowop
Now  the  Americans--like  martinez on Kings--  are not  all from frozen tundra. He's from  long Beach,Ca.

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 on: March 25, 2017, 09:19:07 PM 
Started by 43doowop - Last post by Shandy
 Smiley

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 on: March 25, 2017, 08:39:46 PM 
Started by doctordoowop - Last post by Robb_K
Frankie Brimsek, The Boston Bruins' excellent goaltender from Minnesota, was one notable exception, as an all star quality goalie from the late 1930s through the early 1950s.  Actually, there were usually about 8 to 10 Americans in The NHL during the 1940s.  The late 1950s and early to mid 1960s were the low watermark for US born players.

Robb, from what I've read (admittedly, very little) it wasn't just US players who had to live with families "like exchange students." Wasn't that also true of Canadian kids who were not playing in their home towns?

Did kids playing juniors get any money from their teams? When you say, for example, the Rangers "sponsored" your team, what exactly did that mean? Equipment? Lastly, what were the age limits for juniors?

Absolutely true that Canadian boys playing out of town lived in "guest homes".  Equipment and all team-related expenses were paid by the team, plus per-diem road living expenses.  Usually we were given more than we needed, so some could be "pocketed".  The Major Junior Leagues, with most of the future NHL stars, got more per diem, and so, got what amounted to a small "salary".  Super players got the use of cars.

Junior A  normally ranges in age from 17 through 20, but selected extremely advanced players can play at 16, IF they can make the team.  The Midget level (just before Juniors, ranges from 14 through 16.  14 year olds in Midget, and 16 and many 17 year olds in Juniors, don't play a lot (mostly "sheltered minutes", but get the advantage of practising and training with the team, and working on their skills. 

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 on: March 25, 2017, 07:31:59 PM 
Started by 43doowop - Last post by JoeC
JoeC - TY, sort of a work of art having The Leaning Tower of Pisa on my head.

Hey, it was the style of the day, and you carried it off very well!


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 on: March 25, 2017, 07:22:26 PM 
Started by doctordoowop - Last post by JoeC
Frankie Brimsek, The Boston Bruins' excellent goaltender from Minnesota, was one notable exception, as an all star quality goalie from the late 1930s through the early 1950s.  Actually, there were usually about 8 to 10 Americans in The NHL during the 1940s.  The late 1950s and early to mid 1960s were the low watermark for US born players.

Robb, from what I've read (admittedly, very little) it wasn't just US players who had to live with families "like exchange students." Wasn't that also true of Canadian kids who were not playing in their home towns?

Did kids playing juniors get any money from their teams? When you say, for example, the Rangers "sponsored" your team, what exactly did that mean? Equipment? Lastly, what were the age limits for juniors?

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 on: March 25, 2017, 07:13:46 PM 
Started by 43doowop - Last post by Shandy
JoeC - TY, sort of a work of art having The Leaning Tower of Pisa on my head.

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 on: March 25, 2017, 07:01:16 PM 
Started by 43doowop - Last post by JoeC
43 - Proves the old adage "White folk can't dance." Grin

Joe - They like my dancing, so I show them pictures of myself with the Ronnie Spector hair and eye makeup.  Now THAT'S embarrassing and gets a reaction Embarrassed


Shandy, Saw that look of yours in Nadine's book. Seriously, no need for ANY embarrassment at all. You look great!

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 on: March 25, 2017, 06:56:08 PM 
Started by Shandy - Last post by JoeC
When you title a thread "Battle of the Soul Brothers," to me Freddie Scott is more than fair game.
I like Freddy Scott much more as a "balladeer" during the early and middle part of his career, rather than his late Soul songs on Bert Berns' Shout Records.  One of my absolute favourites is actually a Folk song, written by Pete Seeger:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7NQXiKg9kbU

In fact, I like mostly his Colpix cuts best, being as most had Carole King and Gerry Goffin as his writers:

Robb, Thnx for the Pickett cuts. Really like "It's Too Late."  As for Freddie Scott, I'm 180 degrees off from you there. Much prefer the Bert Berns productions to the earlier/mid-career stuff.

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