NHL LEGENDS 4 PHOTOS UNVEILED
McFarlane Toys Freezes Time to Show Off Hockey's Best
Friday, September 29, 2006
McFarlane Toys is proud to present NHL Legends Series 4, featuring six members of the Hockey Hall of Fame and three of the most unforgettable moments in hockey history. We've set the bar very high with previous series of NHL Legends, but this fourth edition could be the best yet.
"The Great One" won dozens of awards, trophies and championships in his Hall-of-Fame career, but nothing quite compared to his first-ever Stanley Cup victory in 1984. The Oilers had fallen to the Islanders dynasty in the Finals in 1983, so dispatching the four-time defending champs to earn his first NHL title was a true highlight in Wayne Gretzky's career.
Bobby Orr's championship-clinching overtime goal in Game Four of the 1970 Stanley Cup Finals is the most recognizable hockey image of all time. When he slipped the puck past Glenn Hall and took flight, thousands of Bruins fans flew right alongside him, celebrating the end of a 29-year streak without a title.
Darryl Sittler's Hall-of-Fame career is best illustrated by one dominant performance. On Feb. 7, 1976, he set a league record by accumulating 10 points in one game, with a pair of assists in the first period, three goals and two assists in the second and another hat trick in the third against Boston. Sittler is remembered in Toronto as perhaps the finest player to ever wear the Maple Leafs uniform.
Philadelphia's shining star of the 1970s delivered three Stanley Cups to the "City of Brotherly Love," and played a key role on the 1972 Team Canada that edged the Soviet Union in the "Summit Series." After his retirement, Philly's former captain slid into the front office, where he oversees the Flyers' hockey future as their general manager.
Buffalo's brilliant center teamed with wingers Richard Martin and Rene Robert to form the famed "French Connection" line that led the Sabres to the Stanley Cup Finals in 1975. Perreault is our very first Buffalo Sabres Sports Picks figure.
Hull's blistering slapshot and thunderous body checks made him the toast of Chicago as the leader of the Blackhawks in the 1960s and into the 1970s. He shook up the hockey world by joining the fledgling WHA in 1972, helping establish Winnipeg as a hockey town.
NHL Legends Series 4 is expected to hit stores in mid-December, just in time for holiday shopping for the hockey fan on your list!
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