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10 Notable Trends


Popularization of rushing defenseman (Bobby Orr)
Underage players turning pro (WHA initiative)
Painted goalie masks
Helmets
Popularization of slot scoring (Phil Esposito)
Popularization of butterfly goaltending (Tony Esposito)
Facial hair (bearded Bill Flett leading the charge)
Fights and brawls (Philadelphia's Broad Street Bullies)
Rink-side advertising
Aluminum sticks (pioneered by Brad Park)

One that didn't catch on - Headbands (Henry Boucha)


Did You Know?
In 1974, it was noted that more U.S.-born and trained players were involved in pro hockey then ever before. Approximately 30 Americans were employed in the NHL and the WHA.

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