Another Classy Captain

Like other Leafs captains before him, such as Ted Kennedy, Syl Apps and George Armstrong, Dave Keon could do it all. He was a gifted goal...

Funny Memories with King Clancy

By Brian McFarlane Over the years, I've been asked to act as master of ceremonies or guest speaker at numerous sports banquets. It was...

BAUN’S BROKEN-LEG GOAL

By Brian McFarlane I was chatting on the phone with TV producer Mark Askin recently when the subject of Bobby Baun’s famous “broken leg”...

The Eddie Shore–Ace Bailey Incident

December 12, 1933, was a black day in the history of Boston hockey. A check delivered in anger — and from behind — by Bruins tough guy...

New York Rangers - Opening Night

On November 16, 1926, the New York Rangers made their Madison Square Garden debut against the swashbuckling Montreal Maroons, a big,...

Ace Bailey’s Final Game

Ace Bailey was a superb left winger for the Leafs in the late 1920s and early ’30s. Despite a career shortened by a near-fatal incident...

Doraty Ends Torrid Grind

On April Fools’ Day, 1933, a record crowd filled Maple Leaf Gardens for the fifth and deciding game of the semifinal playoff series...

Toronto’s First Cup Champs

The inaugural season of the NHL was an agonizing one, and by the time a Toronto team, the Blueshirts, skated off with the Stanley Cup in...

Hockey’s Most Incredible Comeback

1942 Stanley Cup Finals: Leafs versus Red Wings Old-time Leafs fans will never forget the Stanley Cup final series in 1942. It matched...