Welcome to the new “storytelling” version of Apocalypse Sports Radio. On Tuesdays, I’ll be examining some interesting bit of sports lore, while Thursdays will continue to follow the usual longform interview format.

In today’s episode, we look at the Richard Riots, a massive street demonstration that culminated in violence and vandalism in Montreal following the suspension of Maurice “Rocket” Richard in 1955 by NHL president Clarence Campbell.

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Along with contemporary newspaper accounts, this podcast was put together using several sources, including John Rosengren’s SBNation piece, The Pink Puck, and CDNhistorybits.com, among others.

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