Montreal Canadiens (1955-1960)

Coming into the second half of the 50s, the Montreal Canadiens were in a constant fight with the Detroit Red Wings for league dominance. They had finished just barely below the Red Wings in the 1954-55 regular season and had fallen just short in the playoffs as well, losing twice in a row in game … Continue reading Montreal Canadiens (1955-1960)

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Jacques Plante

Jacques Plante first broke into the NHL at 24 years of age in the 1952-53 season, but only played in 3 games. The following year, he began to back up Canadiens net minder Gerry McNeil more, playing in 17 games and gaining some recognition. In 1954-55 Plante took over as the main starter for the … Continue reading Jacques Plante