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August 08, 2005
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David W. Clark, Berwyn, Pa.

Your piece on Mike Bossy, one of the greatest scorers in NHL history, omits an interesting part of Bossy's on-ice style: He refused to fight. He was proof that the NHL doesn't have to be pro wrestling with pads.

Jack Pizzillo, Setauket, N.Y.

To Hav and Have Not

Your lost treasures of sport (25 Lost Treasures, July 11-18) should have included the basketball that Boston Celtics Hall of Fame guard John Havlicek stole on an inbounds pass from Hal Greer of the Philadelphia 76ers on April 15, 1965, at the Boston Garden to preserve the Celtics' victory in Game 7 of the division finals. The late Johnny Most's call of "Havlicek stole the ball" is one of the most famous moments in Boston sports history. But whatever happened to the ball?

Robert Temple, Middleborough, Mass.

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