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Mark Truelove took to tinting historical photos as a hobby — more about that, and him, here. His archival subjects aren’t all hockey players, just sometimes. Above, he’s infused three of the last of Toronto’s St. Patricks, just weeks before Conn Smythe and other investors bought the team and transformed them to Maple Leafs.  Posed above in December of 1926 (and in original monochrome below) are, left to right, centre Corb Denneny; goaltender John Ross Roach; and Bert McCaffrey, a right winger who also played on the blueline. Green or blue, the team would end up missing the 1927 playoffs. It was 1932 before they got themselves turned all the way around, winning a first Leaf Stanley Cup, the third in franchise history.

For more of Truelove’s remarkable work, visit www.canadiancolour.ca. You can follow him on Twitter @CanadianColour.

St. Pats Hockey Team, group of three. - December 3, 1926