Monthly Archives: January 2012

Dave? Dave’s not – oh, wait, he IS here.

Dave Keon, by any standard, was one of the top handful of players ever to suit up for the Leafs.  His departure from the team was not handled well at all and the last few years of his career were … Continue reading

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Tief the Chief, a baseball Leaf

Former Leaf Bobby Tiefenauer was a 6’2″, 185 lb knuckleballer who spent two decades in pro ball as a reliever for six major league teams (a couple of them twice) and a dozen minor-league ones.  He’s shown here coming off … Continue reading

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Tall Boys #4 – John Ferguson (and the demise of the enforcer)

With the demotion of Colton Orr a week or so ago, Brian Burke held a press conference in which he expressed his sorrow at the fact that the current direction of the game is one that has no room for … Continue reading

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The Top 11 of 2011 – Hockey’s Babe, a Look N Scream, and my Jackie

Card #3 of 2011 – 1936-37 OPC Howie Morenz When I took the plunge and bought my Conacher (which would have definitely made the list, maybe even topped it had it not been bought in 2010), the dealer had a … Continue reading

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Top 11 of 2011 – A double-folding Mecca Leaf and a boy named Dit

Nothing like a couple of wins in a row (one by shutout, yet!) to get one’s outlook back to where it should be.  This is one of those seasons where there is almost no margin for error if you’re a … Continue reading

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