- THE WEEKSOUTHWESTN. Brooks Clark | November 07, 1983
- Rx for the NFLPeter King | December 06, 1993
- SALUTE TO SPEEDDaytona's classic produced a triple hero, added fuel to a feud, and fired up a mobKenneth Rudeen | March 05, 1956
Playing full-out and fearless, and often paying the price in injuries, Schmidt led the NHL in scoring in 1939--40, while centering the first line in NHL history whose members finished 1-2-3 in the league in scoring.
WOODY DUMART LEFT WING, 1935--36 TO 1941--42, '45--46 TO 1953--54
Outstanding at forechecking as well as scoring, Dumart spent most of his 16 seasons—sandwiched around a long stint in the Royal Canadian Air Force—on the Kraut Line, with childhood pals Schmidt and Bobby Bauer.
EDDIE SHORE DEFENSEMAN, 1926--27 TO 1939--40
A fierce competitor and part of Boston's first two Stanley Cup champions, the punishing hitter won the Hart Trophy four times in six seasons and remains the only defenseman with that many league MVP awards.
DIT CLAPPER DEFENSEMAN, 1927--28 TO 1946--47
In '29--30, the first of his three Stanley Cup championship seasons, Clapper scored 41 goals in 44 games playing right wing. He later moved to the point and became the first NHLer to have a 20-year career.
FRANK BRIMSEK GOALTENDER, 1938--39 TO 1942--43, '45--46 TO '48--49
Mr. Zero twice led the league in shutouts, including his rookie year when he blanked 10 opponents and topped the NHL with a 1.56 goals-against average, backstopping the Bruins to the first of his two Stanley Cups.