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Old 05-30-2019, 03:04 AM
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You're right, Jerry -- Seth was much-heralded coming in as Glenn Hall's goaltending partner with the 67-68 Blues, and his performance in the backup role resulted in him being offered a contract to return to St. Louis the following season. But since the money the Blues were offering wasn't as much as he was making as a fireman at the massive Cominco lead smelter in Trail, British Columbia, he turned it down. Also, if he had continued in the NHL, Seth would have lost his union seniority at Cominco, which would have severely impacted the pension he collected after he retired. He felt beholden to the company, which for years had granted him time off with pay to play for the Canadian national team. After he informed the Blues of his decision, they signed the great Jacques Plante, who teamed with Hall to form a truly formidable tandem in the St. Louis net.
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