[Ads-l] Hockey's "original six" (UNCLASSIFIED)

Mullins, Bill CIV (US) william.d.mullins18.civ at MAIL.MIL
Mon May 11 17:56:50 UTC 2015

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After watching Keith Olbermann rant about how the NHL uses the term "original six" incorrectly 
( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQeL7EUcsWs )

I noticed that the Wikipedia article on the phrase 
( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Original_Six )

(defines the term as referring to the six NHL teams which were the league between the 1942-43 season and the 1967 expansion) says that it "was not contemporaneous to the era" and originates as early as 1967 (linking to a 6/9/1967 Boston Globe article).  

Baton Rouge LA _Advocate_ p 6-C col 2 [UPI article]
"That means six new teams joining the more or less original six but plans for providing players t the newcomers are mighty hazy."

Long Beach CA _Independent_ 3/3/1966 p 42 col 1
"Owners of the original six teams do not feel their division will be greatly hurt or weakened by whatever plan is adopted to stock the new teams." 

_Boston Globe_ 6/6/1967 p 50 col 6
"Bosses of the original six won't be idle, either." [Wikipedia-cited article]

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