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In Red Wings Land
Mahovlich made his NHL debut Dec. 28, 1965, earning an assist in a game at Boston. He struggled to be a consistent threat offensively, and spent time with the Wings and in the minor leagues. During the 1967-68 season, Frank Mahovlich, already a four-time Stanley Cup champion with the Leafs, joined the Wings. Frank starred on a line with Gordie Howe and Alex Delvecchio, scoring a team-high and career-best 49 goals in 1968-69.
An interesting look back at how different the league and ascension process to the league were back when the draft was instituted. Some things never stay the same, such as a guy the Wings pick going on to do better with a different organization.
Hey, it was either this or a Freep story that boils down to “we hope the winner of the 2nd draft lottery is in the West.”
Around the NHL
“It’s a really hard one to evaluate,” the Penguins captain said Friday after a 2-0 loss to the Montreal Canadiens in Game 4 at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto. “That’s the honest truth as far as trying to break this all down. It’s a tough one to evaluate overall.”.
Crosby went on to say “without help we might be forced to relocate to another market with a wink and a nudge towards Gary Bettman while mouthing what might have been the words “giraffe flaw, too wee” to this amateur lip-reader.