The legendary Maurice Richard was one of the greatest players in NHL history, but the man who would later be called “The Rocket” got off to a sputtering start during his rookie season in Montreal and was almost traded to the Rangers.
Don Simmons was a very good goaltender who just happened to be playing in the wrong era. Like many netminders in the years before expansion, Simmons had the great misfortune of trying to break into the NHL during what many consider to be the Golden Age of Goaltending.
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The NHL Positional Rankings series for 2024 continues, with some eye-opening results from our ballots cast by those inside the game. [...]