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Habs Heroes: Elmer Lach

Thanks to the Montreal Gazette's Dave Stubbs' Twitter feed - @habsinsideout1 - there have been some pretty amazing photos of Elmer Lach featured online as of late. Lach, one of the toughest players to ever play as evidenced by the photos, is the obvious choice for today's Habs Hero.

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Every great player had a great player to play with. Together they would make each other better, even though one would almost certainly receive less of the spotlight.

Take, for example, Wayne Gretzky and Jari Kurri, Mario Lemieux and Jaromir Jagr, Bobby Orr and Phil Esposito and Gordie Howe and Ted Lindsay. But you rarely hear of Rocket Richard's linemates. While he is arguably the greatest player on the greatest franchise in pro sports, his stature also overshadowed the contributions of his line mate and center for many years, Elmer Lach.

Read the full Elmer Lach biography here.