At the tail-end of the 1954-55 season, NHL president Clarence Campbell suspended Maurice Richard, for excessive stickwork on a Bruin and for slugging a linesman. On 17 March 1955, Campbell was in attendance at the Montreal Forum as Rocket's Montreal Canadiens played the Detroit Red Wings; he was greeted with tear gas, rotten produce, shouts of «Va-t'en!»... The Habs were forced to forfeit; some fans, not done, took it outside: there were 70 arrests and C$30,000 worth of damage.

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