March 8 This Day in NHL Hockey History

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THIS DATE IN NHL HOCKEY HISTORY: March 8 1937: Howie Morenz, the first great NHL star of the Montreal Canadiens, dies from an untreated blood clot less than six weeks after a fractured leg abruptly ends his career. Morenz, 35, is hospitalized after breaking four bones in his left leg and ankle in a game […]