Thursday, May 8, 2008

Action Photos

Original photo by Robert Shaver (1934-2010), photographer for the Buffalo Sabres from their inception in 1970 to the early 1990s. This photo shows Gerry Meehan and Terry Crisp of the St. Louis Blues and has the following note handwritten on the back: "This photo was 70-71 season. Won 3rd prize in NHL Hall of Fame contest." It was also used for the cover of the 1971-72 Sabres yearbook.

From the 1973-74 Sabres calendar (March 1974 page)

Original photo by Robert Shaver of Meehan trying to hold up Yvan Cournoyer of the Montreal Canadiens.

Original photo by Robert Shaver of Meehan being blocked by the Los Angeles Kings' Bob Woytowich during the 1971-72 season. Handwriting on the back says "Winnepeg" (sic), but Woytowich didn't play for the WHA's Winnipeg Jets until he left the Kings, and the uniform on the left is clearly the Kings.

1971 photo from the original negative obtained from the photographer, Ron Riesterer. Gerry Meehan with Wayne Muloin (4) and goalie Gary Smith.

As an Atlanta Flame, Meehan is upended against the Los Angeles Kings. The culprit appears to be Kings defenseman Neil Komadoski.

View a slideshow of 23 action photos taken by legendary Buffalo photographer Robert L. Smith (1930-2020). Smith worked for the Buffalo News from 1956 to 1995 and was the official photographer for the Buffalo Bills from 1960 to 2001. He was also the photographer for the Buffalo Braves of the NBA. These photos, most of them signed, are original prints from negatives and were acquired from his family. 

Original photo by Robert Shaver showing Meehan facing off against Chicago Blackhawk great Stan Mikita.

Original photo by Steve Sutton, whose name is written in red on the back side. Meehan is chasing center Walt Tzaczuk of the New York Rangers. 

Original photo obtained from the Boston Globe. As an Atlanta Flame, Meehan is pictured with Andy Savard, Dallas Smith, and Gilles Gilbert of the Boston Bruins, Oct. 21, 1975. 

Autographed 8x10 photo, by Robert Shaver

Original 5x7 photo from 1976 by Jerry Wachter. In the background is goalie Bernie Wolfe.

Sabres vs. Flyers

See original AP wire photos from the Sabres and Flames.