For two seasons in his Hall of Fame career, Bernie Parent was as good as any goalie in history—even his own boyhood hero Jacques Plante. Parent won the Vezina Trophy, Conn Smythe Trophy and Stanley Cup championship in both 1973-74 and 1974-75. And who could forget his iconic clutch kick save of Ken Hodge's slapshot in the waning minutes of the 1973-74 Stanley Cup Finals? According to a manufacturer's date-stamping on a thin side of the blade ("21 APR 1974"), along with Parent's own inscription ("Bernie Parent / 1973-74 / Stanley Cup / Game Used Stick"), this Sher-Wood gamer was evidently brandished by Bernie during that pinnacle period—either the 1973-74 Stanley Cup Semifinals (4/20-5/5/74) or Stanley Cup Finals (5/7-5/19/74), or both. "B. Parent" is stamped on the shaft. Heavy usage wear throughout and taping on the blade, shaft and butt end. Parent's two signatures and inscriptions rate "9" strength. Auction LOA from JSA.
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