Blackhawks practice is a fantasy for fan
During the 1938 Stanley Cup finals, the Chicago Black Hawks (spelled with two words, as was the style back then) lost goalie Mike Karakas to a toe injury, forcing the team to recruit a minor leaguer named Alfie Moore they found in a Toronto bar. Moore played the first game of the series, allowing only a single goal and earning the win. He was awarded a gold watch for his efforts, as gold watches were believed to ward off polio at the time.
On Monday, nearly three-quarters of a century ...
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