67: The Maple Leafs, Their Sensational Victory, and the End of an Empire

67: The Maple Leafs, Their Sensational Victory, and the End of an Empire

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by Damien Cox, Gord Stellick
     
 

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In 1967 the Toronto Maple Leafs won the Stanley Cup in a stunning defeat of the mighty Montreal Canadiens. No other Leafs team has been able to do it again. As the years pass, the legend grows. The men who were the Leafs in 1967—a scrappy group of aging players and unsung youngsters—were the kings of the hockey universe. However, within five years of

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In 1967 the Toronto Maple Leafs won the Stanley Cup in a stunning defeat of the mighty Montreal Canadiens. No other Leafs team has been able to do it again. As the years pass, the legend grows. The men who were the Leafs in 1967—a scrappy group of aging players and unsung youngsters—were the kings of the hockey universe. However, within five years of that victory things had changed drastically for many members of the team: two key members of the team, Tim Horton and Terry Sawchuk, were dead due to alcohol and drug-related issues, and Harold Ballard, the man who had succeeded Smythe as King of Carlton Street, was in jail.Sixty-Seven is not just another hockey book about that legendary team; it is a unique and total look at the contradictions, the legends, the shame and the glory of '67, telling previously untold stories from inside that unforgettable dressing room and far beyond it.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781443429566
Publisher:
HarperCollins Canada
Publication date:
01/21/2014
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
352
File size:
476 KB

Meet the Author

Damien Cox is an award-winning sports columnist for the Toronto Star. He has covered the NHL and international hockey since 1989 and has worked extensively in radio and television. He is the author of The Spin, a daily sports blog that appears on the Star’s website, Waymoresports.com, and is a frequent contributor to ESPN.com. He appears weekly on TSN’s The Reporters and regularly as an analyst on TSN NHL broadcasts. Cox has been named three times to The Hockey News’ 100 People of Power and Influence in Hockey. He is co-author of 67: The Maple Leafs, Their Sensational Victory and the End of an Empire. Cox lives in Toronto with his wife Vicki and four children.


Gord Stellick began working for the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1975 and became the club’s General Manager in 1988. In the summer of 1989, he resigned from the Leafs and joined the New York Rangers as assistant GM. Stellick then moved from management to media, working as the Leafs’ colour analyst on their radio broadcasts. In 1993, Stellick joined forces with Cox to co-host an afternoon talk show on the FAN590 all-sports radio station in Toronto. Stellick currently co-hosts the FAN590’s daily morning show, and was previously host of The Big Show, also on FAN590. Appearing regularly as an NHL analyst for Rogers SportsNet TV, and co-hosting Inside the AHL weekly on Rogers SportsNet, Stellick remains one of the most popular sports media figures in Toronto and across the country.

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