Damien Cox, Gord Stellick's '67: The Maple Leafs, Their Sensational Victory, and the End PDF

By Damien Cox, Gord Stellick

ISBN-10: 1443429562

ISBN-13: 9781443429566

In 1967 the Toronto Maple Leafs received the Stanley Cup in a beautiful defeat of the strong Montreal Canadiens. No different Leafs group has been in a position to do it back. because the years go, the legend grows. the boys who have been the Leafs in 1967—a scrappy crew of getting older gamers and unsung youngsters—were the kings of the hockey universe. in spite of the fact that, inside of 5 years of that victory issues had replaced enormously for plenty of participants of the crew: key contributors of the staff, Tim Horton and Terry Sawchuk, have been useless as a result of alcohol and drug-related matters, and Harold Ballard, the guy who had succeeded Smythe as King of Carlton highway, used to be in reformatory. Sixty-Seven isn't just one other hockey ebook approximately that mythical staff; it's a designated and overall examine the contradictions, the legends, the disgrace and the dignity of '67, telling formerly untold tales from inside of that unforgettable dressing room and much past it.

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Several months after the Social Credit castigation, Lossing became ill. In this stint, grandson Gordon, now fourteen or so, kept clear of the upstairs bedroom, having no fondness for death. In time Lossing rallied, and Gordon screwed up his courage to visit his aging grandfather with whom he shared genuine affection. At the height of the stairs, the signs were propitious. Grandfather Lossing was eating his favorites—apple sauce and home-made bread—and his jouncing jowls always made his false teeth click.

12 The Apostle 2J At Grande Prairie they marshaled in a cavalcade of binders and bunglers, shorthorns and greenhorns. The parade of inexperience creaked westward almost without dust or notice, for some swore it was not moving at all. Inching four miles a day, it took a month to reach Sunset Prairie! Incessant rain was partly to blame. Fording the swollen Kiskatinau River, the party lost three horses including the community stud. After the crossing, they camped in a mudhole. Out of feed and with only bushes to tether the horses, they allowed the livestock to forage freely.

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