By Morey Holzman,Joseph Nieforth

Hockey enthusiasts might be occupied with the reality approximately how the nationwide Hockey League was once based and the way, via below savory ability, it captured everlasting ownership of the Stanley Cup.

Deceptions and Doublecross starts off with the 1917 conspiracy between a Montreal contingent of the nationwide Hockey organization to oust Toronto proprietor Edward James Livingstone from the league. the end result was once the transformation of the NHA into the NHL, with Frank Calder as president, leaving Livingstone out within the cold.

Under Calder’s iron-fisted path, the NHL turned the single significant hockey league in North the USA, and won specific declare to the Stanley Cup.

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