Monday, January 7, 2013

TTM: John Bucyk

Sent: 12/8/12

Returned:  1/7/12

(So I found a way to scan on another scanner at home and bring my computer home)

Bucyk wasn't a huge name or player in the old days but he was good enough to join the ranks of legends in the Hockey Hall of Fame.  He was a solid however skilled left winger who was (at 6′, 215 lb) the largest of his day. While he never was regarded as the best at his position (being a contemporary of superstars Bobby Hull and Frank Mahovlich), he had a long and stellar career, and retired as the fourth leading point scorer of all time and having played the third most games in history. Despite his reputation for devastating hip checks, he was a notably clean player who won the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy for sportsmanship in 1971 and 1974. Then elected to the class of 1981 Hall of Fame.

That's pretty good for a guy who came from a poor family

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