Though I’ve followed the Maple Leafs now for 55 years, I can’t say they have always (ever?) been the most “exciting” team in the National Hockey League. I can point to organizations that have historically had some pretty exciting clubs off and on through the years (Montreal, Chicago, Boston, the Oilers), but the Leafs have generally not been one of those kinds of franchises.
Now, we’ve had our share of exciting individual players, and that’s what I chat about in the latest installment of “The Vintage Leaf Memories Podcast”. With Phil Kessel and his American brethren set to take on the Canadian contingent on Friday in the Olympic semi-finals, it seemed timely to chat about the explosive Leaf winger but also about some of the Leafs who blazed a colourful trail before him.
Friday’s game between the Canadians and the U.S. should be one for the history books, so if you’re looking for some easy listening, I invite you to check out Episode 12…
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