IN THE BEGIN­NING

Refs and penal­ties looked a lot dif­fer­ent in the first NHL sea­son. Some­times play­ers were ea­ger to get to the box

The Hockey News - - BUZZ - BY BOB DUFF

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JOE HALL

Ex­cerpted from The First Sea­son by Bob Duff, copy­right 2017. Pub­lished by Bi­b­lioa­sis.

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