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1. Which of the following Hall of Fame goaltenders did not make their NHL debut between the 1952-53 and the 1955-56 season?
2. Which goaltender was replaced after game two of the 1953 Stanley Cup finals, as a strategy move by coach Dick Irvin that shocked hockey fans everywhere?
3. The New York Rangers would win back to back Calder Trophies in 1953 and 1954, with Gump Worsley winning the first one in 1953. Which player won the Calder Trophy for the Rangers in 1954?
4. The Chicago Blackhawks made the playoffs at the end of the 1952-53 season for the first time in six years. Who were the Chicago Blackhawks sold to prior to the 1953-54 season?
5. In 1955, Maurice "Rocket" Richard was suspended by league President Clarence Campbell for attacking Bruins player Hal Laycoe and a linesman. This would lead to the infamous incident known as the "Richard Riots". Who was the linesman who was assaulted by Richard on March 13, 1955?
6. The remaining two members of the "Kraut Line", Woody Dumart and Milt Schmidt, retired during the 1954-55 season. As a result, a new core of players became full time members of the Boston Bruins. Four of these players played in all 70 games that season. Three of these players were Fern Flaman, Cal Gardner, Hal Laycoe. Who was the fourth Boston Bruins player to play all 70 games during the 1954-55 season?
7. On December 20, 1953, the Chicago Blackhawks defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-1 to reach new team milestone. What milestone did the Blackhawks accomplish?
8. Which coach took over the reigns of the Montreal Canadians during the 1955-56 season, and would go on to win eight Stanley Cups with the Canadians during his 13 seasons as head coach?
9. 1953-1956 would prove to be disappointing for the Toronto Maple Leafs. The only year the Maple Leafs proved to be a hockey club that would contest for the Stanley Cup was 1953-54. How many victories would the Leafs tally that year?
10. During the 1955-56 season, which retired member of the Boston Bruins "Kraut Line" became coach of the Boston Bruins?
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