Two moments stand out for me from the 1964 Stanley Cup finals between the Maple Leafs and the Red Wings. (And neither is the famous Bobby Baun overtime goal, though that obviously will always be a huge part of the Maple Leaf legacy.) And those two moments are what I harken back to in the latest installment of “The Vintage Leaf Memories” podcast.
The blue and white traded off two tremendous young wingers, Dickie Duff and Bob Nevin and two promising juniors (players that I also talk about during the podcast who turned out to be very solid NHLers), in return for two somewhat aging New York Ranger veterans: Andy Bathgate (pictured with the Rangers at right) and Don McKenney.
The cost to the Leafs, long-term, was huge, but who “won” the deal could be debated forever.
I hope you enjoy Episode 5.
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