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The milestone Richard Riot

Maurice Richard wasn't an outstanding stickhandler. And he wasn't the finest skater the NHL has produced. But he became one of the best players in history through sheer force of will. Driven by desire so fierce his glare unhinged rival goaltenders, the Montreal Canadiens star set numerous records. "The Rocket" became a cultural icon among Quebecers, who so revered Richard that they started a riot when "Saint Maurice" was suspended from the league.

Twenty years later, Maurice Richard and Clarence Campbell ponder the impact of the momentous event that marked both their careers.
Medium: Radio
Program: Quebec Now
Broadcast Date: March 18, 1975
Duration: 17:36

Last updated: December 21, 2012

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