May 16, 2022

The Queens County Citizen

Complete Canadian News World

Alone on the boss | Press

Alone on the boss |  Press

Richard Sevigny remembers very well the first time he saw Mike Bossie coming towards him.

Posted at 8:00 p.m.

Richard Labbe

Richard Labbe
Press

“It’s not even in the National League or Junior, it’s in the P – VAA! The former Canadian goalkeeper answers. The two of us were so young, you could already see Mike’s talent in Pee-Wee. Even at that age he was able to find fault with the goalkeeper… ”

Mike Boss knows how to do very well in this very short career of finding fault, but how important it is in hockey history. From 1977 to 1987, the famous forward scored a total of 573 NHL goals, and often did the same: a poor goaltender with one shot in front of him without a chance.

Exactly, what was it like watching a young boss run down the wing, gaining momentum and taking a shot? We asked four former NHL goaltenders who played him to explain Boss Magic from their perspective.

Denise Heron (Pittsburgh Penguins, Kansas City Scouts, Montreal Canadians)

Photo PIERRE CÔTÉ, LA Press Archives

Goalkeeper Denise Heron during a game with the Canadians at the forum in 1976

“When Mike came to the NHL [en 1977-1978], I’m already in the league for a few years and I do not know who he is… Well, I found out very quickly! I …

READ  Reports: Brendan Gallagher may possibly have sustained damaged jaw late in Video game 3