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Bernard not Bernie!
I think this article should be placed under the name "Bernard Geoffrion". Bernie is not his name, that's an english translated name. (Posted by User:Jeffmartel)
- He is most often referred to as "Bernie" in hockey history books, and in comtemporary publications.Habsfannova 18:15, 10 March 2006 (UTC)
I understandard you point. But, as a french canadian, I've never heard of Bernie before. Since Bernard is a french canadian, I think it would be better to use it's real name.
- The French version of the article is under Bernard, but since he's generally referred to as Bernie in English, that should be the title here. MisfitToys 21:47, 13 March 2006 (UTC)
On an unrelated note, the article says about march 11, "To add to the many coincidences of that day, the two numbers form together the number 75, which is the age he died this day." Couldn't figure it out: which two numbers?
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(as I hardly go to discussion page), but just before that, it said that Howie Morenz banner was lowered to be raised back side to side with Bernard Geoffrion's one. Howie Morenz number was 7, and Bernard Geoffrion was 5. Bernard died at age of 75, which is the number that is formed with these two banner. By the way, it refers to the sentence before: "In further recognition of the special link between the Morenz and Geoffrion families, the two numbers were raised side by side (Morenz's banner was lowered halfway and was raised back up to the rafters with Geoffrion's banner)."Sharkkiller 03:08, 17 January 2007 (UTC)
- He might not have been first but many do consider him to be. In any case it's worth noting that most people consider him at least one of its innovators.
--Legalizeit 01:42, 12 March 2006 (UTC)
- I've always found this claim really, really hard to believe. When kids who have never played hockey in their lives first pick up a stick, the first thing they think to do is wind up and swing it more in the manner of a golf club than fire wrist-shots. Or when hockey is portrayed in cartoons, for example, most often by people who know little about the game, the players are always slapping away in fashions that don't actually occur in hockey games. In other words, the natural instinct with a stick and a puck is to wind up and slap it, but hockey players (who have more refined skills, obviously) know not to do it. For that reason, I find it near impossible that no one could have thought to take a slap shot before the 1950s... was it just that he was the first who could pull it off with regularity in a game situation? J21 01:58, 12 March 2006 (UTC)
- I think he was the first to use it regularily and with great skill...remember, coaches never taught the proper technique for it until after it started appearing the pros. I think it was really more of an evolution then a revolution. I mean, his nickname was from practicing it..."Boom", goes off his stick, "boom", hits the boards.Habsfannova 03:06, 12 March 2006 (UTC)
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Family history stuff in first paragraph
The Geoffrion family history stuff in the first paragraph isn't too relevant to this man's biography, and it's very poorly edited.
Also later in the article there's this: "He grew up in Drolet, a suburb east of Montreal." Drolet is a street in Montreal, but is not the name of a suburb.