Month: July 2020

Lorne “Gump” Worsley, born and raised in Montreal, was the last NHL goalie to play without a mask.  “My face is my mask,” he would say, refusing to don facial protection.  He acquired the nickname Gump as a youngster due to his facial resemblance to Andy Gump, a cartoon character of the time. The Origins
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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. … American Hockey League President and CEO Scott Howson has announced a revised start date for the 2020-21 AHL season, as approved by the league’s Board of Governors during its 2020 Annual Meeting held today via conference call. At the recommendation of the AHL’s Return to Play Task Force, the Board of Governors
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Following a quiet trade deadline, Winnipeg Jets’ general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff and company are preparing for what promises to be a busy offseason. After the stunning departure of former number one defenseman Dustin Byfuglien, the Jets blue line was reduced to nothing but a revolving door of depth players, late-offseason pickups, and Josh Morrissey. Related:
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