Gump Worsley, Out Cold
The Minnesota North  Stars’ Gump Worsley is probably best remembered for being one of the last NHL  goaltenders to play without a mask (this photo, taken after a puck-to-the-head knocked out the Gumper during a game in 1972, makes you wonder  whether he ever reconsidered his aversion to cranial protection), but he was also  known among sportswriters as a great interview. The December 21, 1970,  edition of Sports Illustrated included the following classic Gump Worsley  quote. When asked about a claim that he did most of his training in St.  Paul bars, our mask-less hero of the nets responded, “That’s not true.  I’ve switched to Minneapolis now.”

Gump Worsley, Out Cold

The Minnesota North Stars’ Gump Worsley is probably best remembered for being one of the last NHL goaltenders to play without a mask (this photo, taken after a puck-to-the-head knocked out the Gumper during a game in 1972, makes you wonder whether he ever reconsidered his aversion to cranial protection), but he was also known among sportswriters as a great interview. The December 21, 1970, edition of Sports Illustrated included the following classic Gump Worsley quote. When asked about a claim that he did most of his training in St. Paul bars, our mask-less hero of the nets responded, “That’s not true. I’ve switched to Minneapolis now.”