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November 29, 2012

Hockey History Photo of the Day: The Incredibly Talented Glenn Hall

I have never seen a goalie quite like this before:

One of Glenn Hall's biggest fans was his coach in St. Louis - Scotty Bowman. Bowman even named his son after the goaltender.

"Well we (the Montreal Canadiens) won the Cup in late May [1973] and my son was born on the 28th of June, a month that was an exciting time for our family. First Stanley Cup as a coach ... we kidded around, and we named him Stanley Glenn, actually after Glenn Hall, our goalie in St. Louis, when I was there for the first four years of the Blues. I owe an awful lot of my coaching career to Glenn Hall, he was a fantastic goalie and a fantastic person, in fact he won the Conn Smythe Trophy as people can recall in the '68 playoffs. We never won a game in the Finals but he made it a series for us, he was just a wonderful goalie."

-- Scotty Bowman, on the naming of his son Stan, GM of today's Chicago Blackhawks (TSN interview)

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