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BANNED IN BOSTON, KNIGHTED IN MONTREAL
Jack Olsen
October 18, 1971
In storybook fashion, Canadien Ken Dryden slew the Bruin beast and lived to slay another day. Here he tells of wondrous times
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October 18, 1971

Banned In Boston, Knighted In Montreal

In storybook fashion, Canadien Ken Dryden slew the Bruin beast and lived to slay another day. Here he tells of wondrous times

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A. Most people say my glove hand, but I have to guard against overusing it. I used to catch pucks right off the ice, but now I'm trying to block them with other tools of the trade. I used to do a lot of backhanding of the puck, but in the NHL you've got to watch that. You find that the puck is traveling too fast for you to get your hand around into the backhand position. I've learned that my best weapon—my glove hand—has to be used more intelligently in the NHL, and I have to develop the other aspects of goaltending: skates, pads, stick and the body.

Q. I suspect that you must be a good baseball player. What position do you play?

A. Shortstop.

Q. Bobby Orr's old position?

A. Right.

Q. How good were you?

A. I let a few go through my legs.

Q. Do you have any particular weaknesses in the nets?

A. Any number of them.

Q. Such as....

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