Sunday, October 11, 2009

Reader Poll results: Toe Blake's #6 should be retired next

A big thanks to all the readers who voted on this weeks poll to see which Habs legend should be retired next.
It was a close race but Hector "Toe" Blake's #6 got the nod with 31% of the votes.

Though he has 500 wins as a coach with the Canadiens and nine Stanley Cups, Hector “Toe” Blake was one of the greatest players of his era.

He led the NHL in scoring in the 1938-39 season and won the Hart Trophy as league MVP.

With just two penalty minutes in the 1945-46 season, Blake took the Lady Byng Trophy.

He played on the famous “Punch Line” with Maurice Richard and Elmer Lach, and scored at least 20 goals a season with his linemates.

In thirteen season as a player, Blake won two Stanley Cups and scored 527 points in 569 games.
He was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1966.

Blake is already honored in the Canadiens Ring of Honor as well as their Builders’ Row.
Emile "Butch" Bouchard was a close second with 25 percent, followed by Elmer Lach and Jacques Lemaire, who tied for third.

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