Ice Hockey: Positive Protection


At 5 ft. 10½ in. and 195 lbs., the Chicago Black Hawks' Bobby Hull has been called the "perfect muscular mesomorph." He is the National Hockey League's Most Valuable Player, its fastest skater (upward of 23 m.p.h.) and hardest shooter (his lefthanded slap shot rockets toward the net at 118 m.p.h.). Goalies complain that getting in the way of a Bobby Hull shot is "like being slugged with a sledge hammer," and practically everybody agrees with Montreal's Claude Provost that Hull is "the strongest guy in hockey." He even looks mean when he smiles, because he is missing his...

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