happy jack

Wingsmaster: Today he’s remembered as a coach, and that’s no surprise, he was such a great one that the NHL’s award for outstanding bench-bossing is named after him. He was a GM, too, and a superior (and ruthless) one of those. But before all that, Jack Adams was a very good centreman who won Stanley Cup championships with Toronto (in 1918) and as an Ottawa Senator (in 1927). Speaking of Cups, he won a further seven of those in his management years with the Detroit Red Wings, and remains the only man to have had his name hammered into hockey’s ultimate silvery prize as a player, coach, and GM. Jack Adams was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1959. He died at the age of 73 on a Wednesday of today’s date in 1968.

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  1. Hi! Where did you find the picture of his JD McCarthy? I’ve been looking for this postcard for quite a while. Please let me know when you get a moment.

  2. Awesome! Would you ever consider moving any of the postcards? There are some 1947’s and two 1948’s that I need to complete team sets.

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