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October 14, 2010

Elmer Lach Trending On Twitter

I confess. I've become a Twitter addict. Facebook? Forget about it. Twitter is where the hockey action is.

Now I mostly tweet about hockey, and I always try to tie it in with hockey history. I occasionally run a Twitter Trivia night and thoroughly enjoying engaging in conversation with other hockey fans. Join me on Twitter @HockeyLegends

There is a surprising amount of hockey history available on Twitter. Like these two photo gems from @habsinsideout1 - also known as the Montreal Gazette's great hockey columnist/feature writer Dave Stubbs.

The first is of Elmer Lach, presenting his idea for a hockey helmet complete with facial protection. The NHL rejected the concept piece of projection.

Necessity is the mother of all invention, as they say. What brought Lach to dream up such a device? Stubbs then presents another photo which likely had something to do with it - Lach with the his broken jaw rather primitively wired shut.

I don't think the 92 year old Lach is on Twitter, but I'm sure if he was he'd be following @habsinsideout1. Stubbs also has photos of Rocket Richard angry at Ivan "The Terrible" IrwinWilf Cude drying his gear, Charlie Hodge owning the streets, and the old Montreal Forum.

So if you're not already doing so, get on Twitter and start following @habsinsideout1. And me, too! @HockeyLegends

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