Before Messier, before Orr, before Harvey, before Howe there was Eddie Shore. Eddie Shore has been described as the Babe Ruth and Ty Cobb of hockey, a brilliant player with an umatched temper. During his 50 years in hockey, Shore was like no one before or since. He was highly penalized, injured others and was often inured. He was highly skilled – winning most valuable player honors four times. He was also the instigator in one of hockey’s most notorious events – the infamous and tragic “Ace Bailey Incident” of 1933. Eddie Shore was the dominant player of his times.
In this Journey into Hockey, we speak with C. Michael Haim who has chronciled the life of Eddie Shore in “Eddie Shore and That Old Time Hockey” (McClelland and Stewart).