Sports Junkie

Story of the Week


Sports Junkie by Irv Lippel Story of the Week

In 1967, the NHL expanded from the traditional six teams to 12 teams. The St. Louis Blues was one of those teams, as was the L.A. Kings.
I was living in St. Louis at the time. I had never been to a hockey game, nor was I a hockey fan. I was offered tickets to go to a Blues game throughout the season and I declined. I finally succumbed and went to a ’67-’68 playoff game.
I was hooked. The very next...

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