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Terry Sawchuk Hockeys Best Goalie Here's a Legends of Hockey profile of Terry Sawchuk, widely regarded as the NHL's greatest goalie. This feature focuses on the tail end of Sawchuk's career and his strange death at the age of 40.
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Added: 25th February 2009
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Posted By: Lava1964
Posted by: Classico on 2009-02-25 
Back in 1970, I remember that the incident which led to his death was described as ''horse play'' rather than a fight by the NY media. The DA declined to prosecute becasue of lack of evidence. I read where Sawchuk suffered from depression throughout his life. Yet, he was well liked by the fans and by his teammates.

Very ironic.
Posted by: Lava1964 on 2009-02-25 
Yes, Classico, the horseplay story got a lot of circulation. I have some very good hockey history books that allude to horse play or a friendly wrestling match that killed Terry Sawchuk. Even as a small child (I was six when it happened) I found the story a little hard to believe. Now we know the truth...
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