Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 08/06/06 at 03:56 PM ET
His name was Jean Baptiste Pusie, and he was a showman. When a fan threw an orange at him one night, he peeled it and ate it on the ice. When the visiting New Haven Eagles, who were feuding with their team's management, went on a sitdown strike in the middle of the Rhode Island Auditorium, he picked up a newspaper, skated to center ice and sat in the center of their circle, reading the comics. Pusie, and others like him, established a hockey legacy in this town, a legacy that faded but never really died in the 15 years between the Reds' demise in 1977 and the birth of the Providence Bruins in 1992. One of the reasons the American Hockey League was so eager to return to Providence, even after a 15-year absence, was because of that enduring legacy . . . a legacy built by the Reds.continued Legends of Hockey has a little more on Jean Baptiste Pusie...
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