Ice Hockey

May 3, 1973

Harry Sinden didn’t much like the World Hockey Association, for all the obvious reasons.

Then the Quebec Nordiques signed Jacques Plante to a 10-year, million-dollar contract to serve as their coach and general manager.

Since Sinden and the Bruins traded for Plante from the Blues late in the 1972-73 season, he really, really  didn’t like the WHA. It probably wasn’t wise to invite Sinden and Plante to the same party, either.

Plante appeared in eight regular-season games and two playoff games for the Bruins. And while he went to the sidelines for the Nordiques, he came back to play for the Edmonton Oilers for 31 games.

He hung the skates up for good during the Oilers’ 1975-76 training camp upon learning that his youngest sone had died.

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