50 Years Ago In Hockey

The 50 Years Ago in Hockey Podcast is a weekly trip back in time as we report on hockey news and events from half a century ago.Presented by The Hockey Podcast Network@hockeypodnet Thehockeypodcastnetwork.com

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FLASHBACK: June 7-13, 1971
52 min
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FLASHBACK: June 8-14, 1970
51 min
3
June 5-11, 1972: The Amateur & Expansion Drafts
55 min
4
May 29-June 4, 1972: What’s Worrying The WHA?
56 min
5
May 22-28, 1972: The WHA Gears Up
59 min
6
May 14-20, 1972: Will Winnipeg Get Bobby Hull?
56 min
7
May 7-13, 1972: Boston Takes The Stanley Cup
65 min
8
May 1-6, 1972: A New York-Boston Stanley Cup
58 min
9
April 24-30, 1972: Bruins Barrel Through Blues
56 min
10
April 17-23, 1972: Canada-USSR Hockey Series An...
66 min
11
April 10-16, 1972: Playoffs In Full Swing
57 min
12
April 3-9, 1972: Stanley Cup Playoffs, Week One
59 min
13
March 27-April 2, 1972: The Regular Season Ends
54 min
14
March 20-26, 1972: Dionne Sets A Rookie Record
52 min
15
March 13-19, 1972: “Let Them Fight”
56 min
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March 6-12, 1972: Scotty Bowman Rescued From Fire
52 min
17
February 28-March 6, 1972: A Quiet Trade Deadline
58 min
18
February 21-27, 1972: NHL Loses Players To WHA
51 min
19
February 14-20, 1972: The Bernie Parent Situation
60 min
20
February 7-13, 1972: Bob Woolf’s Week
58 min
21
January 31 - February 6, 1972: Russia Challenge...
Can We Believe The WHA Hype?
55 min
22
PREVIEW: The Third Man Rule
6 min
23
January, 1972: Weeks 3 And 4
57 min
24
January, 1972: Weeks 1 And 2
48 min
25
FLASHBACK: January 5-11, 1970: A Heroic Act By ...
51 min
26
Part 4: The Media and the Death of Terry Sawchuk
50 min
27
Part 3: The Media and the Death of Terry Sawchuk
52 min
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Part 1: The Media and the Death of Terry Sawchuk
35 min
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Part 2: The Media and the Death of Terry Sawchuk
41 min
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December 20-26, 1971: Elegy For Gump Worsley
49 min
31
December 13-19, 1971: Roy Edwards Retires
December 13-19, 1971: The Penguins’ Post-Edwards Future
51 min
32
December 6-12, 1971: Who’s Jumping To The WHA?
49 min
33
November 29 - December 5, 1971: Big Little Man ...
52 min
34
November 22-28, 1971: Did The Seals Lose Out Ag...
51 min
35
November 15-21, 1971: A Busy Week Of Trades
56 min
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November 8-14, 1971: NHL Announces Expansion
59 min
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November 1-7, 1971: The WHA Takes Shape
63 min
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October 25-31, 1971: Early Season Coaching Shak...
50 min
39
October 18-24, 1971: Ballard Takes Control of M...
52 min
40
October 11-17, 1971: The Death Of Stafford Smythe
54 min
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October 4-10, 1971: Hockey’s Back
51 min
42
September 27 - October 3, 1971: Season Predictions
53 min
43
The WHA: From Rumour To Reality
10 min
44
September 20-26, 1971: Episode #100
49 min
45
September 13-19, 1971: Training Camp In Full Swing
48 min
46
PREVIEW: Gordie Howe Retires
6 min
47
September 6-12, 1971: Gordie Howe Announces Ret...
52 min
48
September 1-5, 1971: Welcome To Season 3
49 min
49
August 23-31, 1971: Terry Sawchuk’s Hall Of Fam...
48 min
50
PREVIEW: Bob Baun & The Finer Things
5 min
51
August 16-22, 1971: Bobby Orr’s Secret Signing
47 min
52
August 9-15, 1971: Player Signings To Watch For
45 min
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PREVIEW: Canada VS International Hockey
6 min
54
August 2-8, 1971: Player Moves In The Off-Season
44 min
55
July 26-August 1, 1971: Ken Dryden’s Summer Job
47 min
56
July 19 - 25, 1971: Is The WHA Becoming A Reality?
44 min
57
July 12-18, 1971: Who’s Behind The World Hockey...
45 min
58
July 5-11, 1971: How Sports Agents Changed The...
48 min
59
Scotty Bowman & The Blues, pt 2
6 min
60
June 28-July 4, 1971: Lots Of Off-Season News
47 min
61
June 21-27, 1971: What’s Coming For The WHA?
44 min
62
June 14-20, 1971: Does Harkness Have A Plan?
43 min
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June 7-13, 1971: Imlach's Masterful Draft Strategy
50 min
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May 31-June 6, 1971: Will Gordie Howe Return?
41 min
65
May 24-May 30, 1971: A Strange Vision of 1980
46 min
66
May 17-23, 1971: A Fantastic Season Comes To A ...
47 min
67
May 10-16, 1971: Dissension In The Ranks At The...
48 min
68
May 3-9, 1971: Memorial Cup Brawl
48 min
69
April 26-May2, 1971: Semi-Finals Decided
51 min
70
April 19-25, 1971: Stanley Cup Semi-Finals
52 min
71
April 12-18, 1971: First Round Results
49 min
72
April 5-11, 1971: The Playoffs Begin
49 min
73
March 30-April 4, 1971: Final Week of the 70-71...
47 min
74
March 22-29, 1971: Who Is Detroit Sending To Fl...
46 min
75
March 15-21, 1971: More Dysfunction In Detroit
45 min
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March 8-14, 1971: Esposito Breaks A Record
47 min
77
March 1-7, 1971: Trade Deadline
48 min
78
February 22-28 1971: Gordie Howe’s Painful Season
48 min
79
February 15-21, 1971: George Armstrong, One Of ...
In this week’s episode, we talk about one of the greatest Maple Leafs, George Armstrong, we have a report on the experience young hockey players have at the Quebec International PeeWee Hockey Tournament, and Buffalo Sabres GM-coach gives us his...
46 min
80
February 8-14, 1971: This Season’s Best Goalten...
In this week’s show, we look at some of the reaction and background to last week’s big Detroit-St. Louis trade, we learn of more upheaval in St. Louis, and we talk about what was the most outstanding goaltending performance of the entire 1970-71...
47 min
81
February 1-7, 1971: Three Major Trades
In this week’s podcast we deal almost exclusively with 3 major trades that took place. Mike Walton was finally dealt by Toronto in a deal that sent him from the Leafs to Flyers to the Bruins, with Bernie Parent going to Toronto. We have another deal...
52 min
82
January 25-31, 1971: Montreal Canadiens’ 3D Chess
This week, we report on a trade made by Montreal Canadiens that illustrates just how Habs GM Sam Pollock was able to play 3-dimensional chess; we’ll give you an example of how Toronto writer Dick Beddoes can cover several different stories in one...
47 min
83
January 18-24, 1971: Why The All-Star Game Was ...
This week, we report on the 24th NHL All-star game in Boston, Alan Eagleson announced he is stepping down as the executive director of the National Hockey League Player Association, and there’s lots more trade talk around the NHL! Plus we have some...
47 min
84
January 25-31, 1971: Montreal Canadiens’ 3D Chess
This week, we report on a trade made by Montreal Canadiens that illustrates just how Habs GM Sam Pollock was able to play 3-dimensional chess; we’ll give you an example of how Toronto writer Dick Beddoes can cover several different stories in one...
47 min
85
January 11-17, 1971: A Trade That Shook The Hoc...
50 min
86
January 4-10, 1971: Surprise Developments in De...
In this episode, the Detroit Red Wings mess dominates the hockey news of the week, as some surprising developments unfold. We’ll also talk about an all-time high level of trade rumours, and NHL president Clarence Campbell comes down hard on players...
48 min
87
December 28, 1970-January 4, 1971: Red Wings Hi...
In this week’s show, we delve into all the trade rumours swirling around the NHL, we get some good news on a couple of goalkeepers who are out of their teams’ lineups, and the Detroit Red Wings finally hit rock bottom! Support our show: Twitter: ...
45 min
88
December 21-29, 1970: Stolen Stanley Cup Returned
This week we have some great game results, we learn a little more about the suspension of Mike Walton of the Maple Leafs, we get a decision on the sale of the Pittsburgh Penguins, and the stolen Stanley Cup and other trophies are recovered by Police!...
47 min
89
December 14-21, 1970: Brian Spencer’s Family Tr...
In this week’s show, we examine the tragic incident in which Maple Leaf player Brian Spencer’s father was killed in a shootout with the RCMP, we look at the situation with the ownership of the Toronto Maple Leafs and we hear from Gump Worsley on...
45 min
90
UNLOCKED: Overtime, Episode 2
Overtime is a look at the stories from 50 years ago that we didn't have time to fit in the free show. Support us at to receive these and other bonus content! In this Overtime session we learn from Flyers goalie Doug Favell how he came to choose his...
30 min
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December 6-13, 1970: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
In this week’s show, we will talk about the Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde nature of the Toronto Maple Leafs, we learn of a very serious injury to a Red Wings goalie, and we have news about a possible buyer for the troubled Pittsburgh Penguins franchise...
50 min
92
November 29-December 5, 1970: Rookie’s NHL Debu...
In this week’s show, we look at a big game by Flyers Andre Lacroix, we have news of big changes coming at the executive levels of Maple Leaf Gardens, and we meet an elderly rookie making a name for himself with the Philadelphia Flyers…plus much...
48 min
93
November 22-28, 1970: A Wild Leafs - Red Wings ...
In this episode, we have highlights from a wild Leafs - Red Wings game, we learn a bit about Toronto rookie forward Darryl Sittler, and we have news of another big city seeking an NHL hockey team for a new arena. Support our show! Twitter: for...
47 min
94
November 15-21, 1970: A Hero’s Welcome For Punc...
47 min
95
What Convinced Eddie Giacomin To Wear A Mask?
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4 min
96
November 8-14, 1970 - Big Brawl In Boston
In this week’s episode, we talk about a huge brawl between the Bruins and Canadiens at Boston Garden, we have more on the dysfunctional family that the Detroit Red Wings are becoming, and we have a bit on the return of Bob Baun to the Toronto Maple...
48 min
97
November 1-7, 1970: Punch Imlach’s Brilliant Trade
In this week’s episode, we look at several interesting games from the week, we have lots of trade news, including a series of moves which shows us just how the brain of Buffalo GM Punch Imlach actually works, and we have news on the income tax...
49 min
98
Preview - OVERTIME: November 2, 1970
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5 min
99
October 25-31, 1970 - A Flurry Of Trade Rumours
In this week’s show, we have the results of several significant games, and we talk about more dysfunction around the Detroit Red Wings. We also have a story about an NHL great getting arrested, and the big news of the week was the number of trade...
48 min
100
October 18-24, 1970: Is This The Next Dave Keon?
In this week’s podcast, we have the results of some early-season key matchups, including a game that has been labeled a classic, we talk about the early history of professional hockey in Buffalo, and Memorial Auditorium, and we learn about a young...
51 min