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Watch Hockey A Peoples History online: Episode 2 The Money Game (1905-1915)

As the new century begins, millionaires and mercenaries team up to create professional hockey. Farm boys and factory hands like Cyclone Taylor get rich playing for pay, and the schemes of Senator M. J. O'Brien create the legendary Montreal Canadiens and lead to the creation of the NHL. Frank and Lester Patrick bring hockey across Canada and for 13 years it's truly the Canadian game. In 1915 Frank and his Vancouver Millionaires demolish the Ottawa Senators and the Stanley Cup comes to the west coast for the first time. But their greatest legacy is the creation of the modern game of hockey. The blue line, forward passing, line substitutions, post schedule playoffs, points for assists - the Patricks are responsible for the game as we know it today.

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