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Only Game I Saw at Maple Leaf Gardens

Toronto Toros vs. Indianapolis Racers In all the years that I watched hockey on television, I only saw one game live in Toronto. I treated myself to a game on my 25th birthday. Unfortunately, it wasn’t the Toronto Maple Leafs … Continue reading

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Hockey: the Greatest Defenceman Ever

Bobby Orr It’s Bobby Orr‘s 71 birthday today. This man won two scoring trophies over the years he was still active in the NHL. And he was a defenceman. In real terms, not many hockey players make a lasting impression … Continue reading

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Inspiration #18

It’s the last day of winter, But in Canada, the season endures: Even Scotties embraces this fact; Can you read the word formed by laces?

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Hockey: “The Big M” Shoots, He Scores!

Frank Mahovlich When I started watching the NHL in 1958, Frank Mahovlich was already a big deal. A big, rangy skater, he scored a lot of goals and helped the Toronto Maple Leafs to four Stanley Cup wins. If I … Continue reading

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Hockey: a Canadian Coffee Legend

Tim Hortons If you live elsewhere, you may or may not recognize this brand of coffee. In Canada, we refer to it as a cup of “Timmies”. Did you know that an NHL hockey player started the company carrying his … Continue reading

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Hockey: Taken Seriously Here in Canada

The Richard Riot of March 17, 1955 I started watching the National Hockey League games in 1958, so I wouldn’t have directly known about this ‘uprising’ at the Montreal Forum. But I was well aware of who Maurice Richard was: … Continue reading

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