It's rare for me to read sports biographies. I have done so upon occassion but I never read any of the books on him. I was a 'few' years older at that appalling time and seeing the report of his demise on the TV screen was like being hit with a hammer.
Something that always has stuck with me from that depressing period was how Flyer hating Bill "Big Whistle" Chadwick (can't remember what NY channel he was on but think maybe 9) ignored the sports side of it all and just spoke from his heart about what a nice young man Pelle was and what a real tragedy it was. It was a fine tribute to him.
Posted on Nov 11, 2011, 3:13 PM from IP address 184.108.40.206