One of the best and most feared defencemen of the early game, Eddie Shore once played in the AHL and NHL at the same time, the 1939-40 season, his last as a player. He played all but ten games of his fourteen seasons with Boston, winning his lone Stanley Cup in 1938-39. The Hall of Famer had many a battle with the games best and toughest opponents, and he was both a supreme player and vicious fighter. For all his genuine talent, Shore was a man of superstitions as much as any teammate or opponent who admired or feared him.
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For instance, he would wear only blue shirts on game day. In the dressing room, he had to have a towel over his chair. Most important, though, was his relationship with assistant trainer Hammy Moore. Moore had to remove Shores sweater after every game. The drill was a simple one. Shore would skate off the ice and into the dressing room, extend his arms, and wait for Moore to peel off the sweater. Every game.