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The passing of Don "Smokey" Mcleod




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I never seen him play, but he seemd to be a typical "eccentric goaltender" you heard about.

Nice article remembering him
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I went to a lot of Fighting Saints games back in the day (they had clear boards at the arena in St. Paul) I think I saw him play, his style reminded me of me, all over the place, liked his mask too. RIP.
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He was one of the WHA's best netminders.
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He was known by his fans, teammates and fellow goaltenders as Don "SMOKEY" McLeod or as some of us like Cheevers just called him SMOKE!
I will remember him not just for his goaltending ability but also for being an innovator, not only for using the big curved goalstick but how he changed the game with it.
He also did modifications to his catching glove. His teammates would fire the puck back to him while killing a penalty and he would shoot it back down the length of the ice. they also had a play where they would pass it back and he would hit a player for a breakaway. To give you a couple examples of how far and hard he could shoot and pass the puck. From his goal crease he could easily hit and clear the time clock. He could also shoot the puck the length of the ice over the glass and 20 rows up into the stands.
He would sometimes hold on to the puck until the forchecker would finally force him then SMOKE would fire it at his head.
His trainer in Calgary was The legendary Jim "BEARCAT" Murray who designed the Cowboys logo as well as painting the cowboy hat on his mask. So long SMOKE! The Bobby Hull of goaltenders.
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