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Saturday, May 28, 2011

May 28--Terry Crisp

Terry Crisp

Playing junior hockey, Crisp was a natural playmaker with a strong work ethic and close attention to defense, which made him a great all-round player.
Upon turning pro in the Boston Bruins' organization in 1963, Crisp was assigned to Minneapolis of the CPHL. He got his first taste of NHL action in the 1965-66 season, when he suited up for three games.
In 1967-68, the NHL expanded from six to 12 teams. The Bruins left Crisp unprotected and he was claimed by the St. Louis Blues. He played in 73 games with the Blues that season, scoring 29 points. Crisp remained with the Blues until 1972 when the New York Islanders selected him in the Expansion Draft. He played just 54 games with the fledgling team before being traded to the Philadelphia Flyers for Jean Potvin, where the majority of his playing fame was achieved as a member of the famed "Broad Street Bullies." Crisp retired two games into the 1976-77 season at the age of 33 and turned his sights to coaching. In the 1980s, he coached in the junior ranks and led the 1985 Sault Ste Marie Greyhounds to an undefeated season at home, going 33-0. Thanks to his tremendous coaching success in junior, Crisp was named head coach of the Calgary Flames in 1987-88, following two years as the head coach of the team's AHL affiliate in Moncton. Despite a strong record and a Stanley Cup championship in 1989 over the Montreal Canadiens, Crisp and some of the team's players always seemed to be at odds with one another, and he was let go. Crisp then coached the Tampa Bay Lightning from their inception in 1992 until 1997.

Crisp has also served as a commentator for TSN in Canada, Fox Sports and as a color analyst for the Nashville Predators.

Received these TTM. For some reason , the 74/75 card is signed in red. Hello Don Saleski

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