This image is obviously underexposed, and the ref’s butt, intrusive. But those flaws just help me to enjoy it more; I’ve found something special that was almost thrown away. I can see Pat Stapleton, what appears to be Pierre Pilote’s left skate, and the great Glenn Hall in goal.
Hall’s playing load that season (’66-67) was significantly lower than usual, yet his record was an impressive 19-5-5 as he and teammate Denis Dejordy shared the Vezina. The Hawks as a team played some wonderful hockey, finishing in first place before the playoffs arrived where the Leafs upset them early. All that and more, captured here, on less than perfect celluloid.