Tales from the Toronto Maple Leafs Locker Room: A Collection of the Greatest Maple Leafs Stories Ever Told

Tales from the Toronto Maple Leafs Locker Room: A Collection of the Greatest Maple Leafs Stories Ever Told

4.0 4
by David Shoalts
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

The glory years for the Toronto Maple Leafs—four Stanley Cups in the 1960s—may be distant memories, but what the team lacks in recent accomplishments is made up for by their history, which is rich in drama, pathos, and, most of all, humor. Figures connected to the Maple Leafs from the 1950s to the present offer their best stories, including some new

Overview

The glory years for the Toronto Maple Leafs—four Stanley Cups in the 1960s—may be distant memories, but what the team lacks in recent accomplishments is made up for by their history, which is rich in drama, pathos, and, most of all, humor. Figures connected to the Maple Leafs from the 1950s to the present offer their best stories, including some new takes on the team’s legends. Players, coaches, broadcasters, and team executives come together to share a long list of funny anecdotes about their time with the Leafs. Bobby Baun recalls the unprecedented moment in the 1964 Stanley Cup finals when he slammed a game-winning goal into the net while skating on a broken leg. Bob Haggert, a former Leafs trainer, shares his memories of Conn Smythe, the unyielding military man who founded the team. Also telling tales is Jim McKenny, defenseman-turned-forward-turned broadcaster, whose sense of humor is as deft as his skating. Joe Bowen, long the voice of the Maple Leafs on radio and television, is along for the ride, as are Bob McGill, Glenn Healy, Walter Gretzky, and so many more.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
Reviews of some of our other popular sports titles:

Amazing Tales from the 2004 Boston Red Sox Dugout: The Greatest Stories from a Championship Season (Tales from the Team)
by Jim Prime (Author)

A look back on a special time for Redsox fans.
By Henry Hazel on April 19, 2014

Its hard to believe that it was ten years ago that the seeming impossible happened. Amazing Tales is a look inside the special 2004 season. This is a must read for every Redsox fan. The memories and feelings that come rushing back as you move through the book are priceless. Jim has chosen an incredible lineup of players and team officials to help tell the story of 2004. There is a great cross section of stars and bench players so you see the season from a number of view points. Certainly a great read coming off last years win and gets you ready for another season, hopefully, of highs. There is a great selection of photos in the book aswell. Give this book a read you will not be disappointed.

Eli Manning: The Making of a Quarterback
by Ralph Vacchiano

Powerful and informative
By SGA on April 21, 2013

Excellent insight into the true personality behind "Easy E" and the plight and ordeal that all QB face. Highly recommended, not only to Big Blue fans but all sports fan.

Tales from the New England Patriots Sideline: A Collection of the Greatest Patriots Stories Ever Told
by Mike Felger

Great history
By BASILEAVES on April 28, 2013

If you love the NE Patiots as much as I do, you'll love this early history of the team. From the Sullivans to Victor Kiam, it recounts the various owners, reminds us of some of the most memorable players, games and circumstances. Outstanding!

Chill Factor: How a Minor-League Hockey Team Changed a City Forever
byDavid Paitson

“Great book, great memories, and great photos (you might be in it!)”
By Brian on March 12, 2015

This book is a fantastic read! I have really enjoyed it thoroughly. I am not an avid reader, but I finished this in two sittings.

David Paitson brought back a lot of great memories and sheds light on a lot of what was going on behind the scenes. There were a lot of things that went wrong or almost went wrong with the Chill, and it is a lot of fun to hear about the experience from Mr Paitson's insider point of view.

What they did with the Chill in Columbus was truly unique and impressive from a lot of perspectives, not just the on-ice product. I am grateful for all of the memories (and Fairground Coliseum smells) which this book evoked.

I also found myself laughing a lot while reading this book. Sometimes, I laughed because I learned something funny and new. Other times, I laughed because I remember the experience/event/promo so fondly or was reminded of ones I nearly forgot. This was a fantastic trip down memory lane, and I got a bonus when I found a picture of my sister, dad, grandfather, and myself cheering in the stands.

Tales from the Indiana Hoosiers Locker Room: A Collection of the Greatest Indiana Basketball Stories Ever Told (Tales from the Team)
By John Laskowski

“Solid Stories!”
By Christopher A. Bowman on July 1, 2013

This book had many enjoyable stories from Hoosierland and anecdotes of Hoosier Basketball. Laskowski weaved the stories into a delicious helping of I.U. trivia!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781613212400
Publisher:
Sports Publishing LLC
Publication date:
11/01/2012
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author

David Shoalts is a hockey columnist for The Globe and Mail, Canada’s national newspaper. He has covered hockey there since 1989. He has managed to survive the final days of Harold Ballard, one National Hockey League strike, and two lockouts. Shoalts grew up in Wainfleet, Ontario, and now lives with his wife and two children in Bolton, near Toronto. He previously coauthored, with William Houston, Greed & Glory: The Fall of Hockey Czar Alan Eagleson.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >

Tales from the Toronto Maple Leafs Locker Room: A Collection of the Greatest Maple Leafs Stories Ever Told 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Andrew_of_Dunedin 5 months ago
There have been many tales to spring up regarding the Toronto Maple Leafs in the nearly 100 years since they were founded. “Tales From the Toronto Maple Leafs Locker Room”, David Shoalts' entry into the “Tales From” series of sports books, takes a different approach from most other books in the series – he assumes that you've already heard all the “biggies”. He doesn't leave them out of the book – we still hear about Conn Smythe's bet on Rare Jewel, about Punch Imlach's gall bladder, etc. – but he gives them just a quick passing nod while telling stories that you are less likely to have heard (or re-heard and re-heard …) over the years. One way that Mr. Shoalts accomplishes this task is by turning over sections of the book to some of the personalities that have been involved with the Leafs, and letting THEM reminisce about their favorite stories. Jim McKenny, who played in the Leafs' Junior system before the days of the NHL Draft, moved between the NHL club and the minors (mostly the latter) during the First Reign of Imlach, until finally sticking with the big club once Imlach was fired, tells of the people he met over the years (“People” is a key word in this book; the author and the individuals that he interviews all know that many of the most interesting stories do NOT involve players.) Broadcasters Joe Bowen and (former goaltender) Glenn Healy also get their turn to look back, as do the Stellick brothers and others. All in all, this collection is one of the best in the series. And, unlike an early book in this series on another NHL team (no names, but it was Boston), great care is taken on editing and formatting. RATING: 4 stars,.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Merp
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was recently adopted here by Ginger and bleu
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing! I love it!