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Hockey Hall Of Fame Member Pierre Pilote Dies At Age 85

from Dave Stubbs of NHL.com,

Pierre Pilote, a cornerstone defenseman for the Chicago Black Hawks and member of the Hockey Hall of Fame, died at 85 Saturday in a hospital in Barrie, Ontario, following a battle with cancer that he had waged the past several months.

Pilote played 890 regular-season games in the NHL, 821 for Chicago between 1955-56 and 1967-68, skating his final 69 for the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1968-69.

The 5-foot-10, 178-pound native of Jonquiere, Quebec, was a pillar on defense for the Black Hawks during the 1961 Stanley Cup Playoffs, Chicago winning the championship by defeating the Detroit Red Wings in a six-game Final. The Black Hawks had advanced after having eliminated the heavily favored, regular season-leading Montreal Canadiens, who had finished 17 points ahead of Chicago, in a six-game semifinal.

He was a three-time winner of the Norris Trophy as the NHL's top defenseman, in 1963, 1964 and 1965.

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Blackhawks Raise #3 To the Rafters

from Chris Kuc of Icing at the Chicago Tribune,

The Blackhawks will retire jersey No. 3 and raise it to the United Center rafters prior to Wednesday night’s game against the Boston Bruins to honor Keith Magnuson and Pierre Pilote.

The legendary defensemen both wore No. 3 during their playing careers and the number is the fifth retired by the organization and the first since Denis Savard’s No. 18 on March 19, 1998.

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Hall Of Famer Pilote Enjoys The Game

from the St. Catharines Standard,

Count Pierre Pilote among those who enjoy post-NHL lockout hockey.

Gone are the days of hooking, high-sticking and holding going largely unpenalized.

Like many former players and present-day fans, the Hockey Hall of Famer enjoys watching the skilled players do their thing.

“I’m so glad,” he said between periods of a recent Niagara IceDogs game. “Since the lockout, it’s given the skilled players a chance to play, and they’re doing it.

“It’s in a better state now. When I played (1955-56 to 1968-69), it was all right. Then expansion came in and all of a sudden, coaches were saying, ‘How are we going to win this?’

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