By SuperUser Account on
27/04/2012 1:15 PM
Can you imagine what it would have been like to room with the legendary Howie Morenz and swap stories with the Montreal Canadiens superstar in his heyday? How would it have felt to be a member of the Habs’ first back-to-back Stanley Cup championship teams in the early 1930s, or to share the blueline with Sylvio Mantha and contribute to George Hainsworth’s incredible goaltending records?
Well, Marty Burke lived it all.
Martin Alphonsos Burke was born in Toronto on January 28, 1905 and started his NHL career with the Canadiens in 1927 at the age of 22. He soon became a solid piece of the Habs’defensive squad and clearly exemplified the team’s “Little Men of Steel”nickname. Marty was small, solid and fearless. Though nearly 100 pounds lighter than Zdeno Chara, he could shutdown a runaway train without a...