Sport: Bonuses and Bubbles

The knack of piling on pressure at the proper moment makes a man like Hector ("Toe") Blake hard to beat—at hockey, poker, or a business deal. The Montreal Canadiens' veteran left-winger (and poker player) is old enough (31) by peacetime hockey standards to be heading for the minors, but he still has plenty of the know-how that brought him the point-making crown back in 1938-39.

Last fall he talked the Canadiens into promising him a bonus if the club led the National Hockey League at Christmas, another bonus if he was the league's leading...

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