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by George Malik on 09/13/13 at 03:34 PM ET
Sad news from the Windsor Star's Bob Duff:
For four decades, Wheatley’s Glen Skov held forth as the holder of a unique honour. He’d been the last NHL player from Essex County to win the Stanley Cup.
Skov, who died Tuesday in Palm Harbour, Fla. at the age of 82, won three Stanley Cups with the Detroit Red Wings – in 1951-52, 1953-54 and 1954-55. Following his third win, another locally-born player wouldn’t earn a Stanley Cup inscription until Windsor-born Ken Daneyko won with the 1994-95 New Jersey Devils.
Skov was one-third of a dominating Detroit checking line, skating alongside Marty Pavelich and Tony Leswick. They were to the Wings of the 1950s what the Grind Line was to Detroit’s playoff success in the 1990s.
“Guys like Skov and Pavelich and Leswick were great checkers,” recalled former Wings forward Bill Dineen.
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