There aren’t a lot of things more fun in the sports world (at least for Leaf fans, young or old) than a Toronto-Montreal matchup.
I finally had my young Leaf fan’s revenge when the Leafs ousted the rival Habitants in 5 games in the semi-finals in the spring of 1963—on their way to a second consecutive Stanley Cup.
For my money, that 1962-’63 Leaf squad under Punch Imlach is the best all-around Maple Leaf team I have ever seen. They finished first overall in the regular season (they haven’t done that since) and it only took them ten games to oust Montreal and Detroit to win the Championship.
As much as I love talking about the old days, the focus of the latest “Maple Leaf Hangout” episode with my colleagues from The Maple Leaf Hot Stove is a little more current. We chat about the current Leafs and Habs, tonight’s game and a possible playoff match-up.
Our guest is Conor McKenna from TSN Radio in Montreal, who has been covering the Habs for many years. He handles pre and post-game shows on TSN and also hosts a program on Sirius XM radio.
I hope you enjoy Episode 26.