Saturday, May 27, 2017
The Stanley Cup finals begin next week. I was born in a small town 50 miles from downtown Pittsburgh, and I'll be rooting for the Penguins. This photo is labeled, "The Springfield Indians, Springfield, Mass." The Indians played in the AHL from 1954 to 1967, and won the Calder Cup three years in a row. The 1959-60, 1960-61, and 1961-62 seasons. I've been going through club photos, and I think this one is from the 60-61 season, said to be the greatest team in league history. I'm not 100% certain, but I think number 2 in the second row is Ken Schinkel, who went on to play, and coach the Pittsburgh Penguins.
So, you read it here first, Pens in 6. Sorry Nashville.