Tag Archives: 1955-56 Parkhurst

King is fit to be tied

King Clancy is shown here during his three-year stint as coach of the Maple Leafs.  He took over from Joe Primeau after 1952-53 and inherited a team that was quickly forgetting how to score.  Most of the big names of … Continue reading

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Tod Sloan 1955-56 – the more things change….

I was listening to the radio the other day and the host was opining that if the Leafs could just land themselves a centre, they might have the makings of a legitimate first line.  This wouldn’t be a top-end first … Continue reading

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Hot starts and Gordie Drillon

Much has been made of the hot start of the Leafs in general and Phil Kessel* (*still not really Mike Bossy despite all appearances to the contrary) in particular.  Kessel’s start (now 21 points in 13 games) is certainly the … Continue reading

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Vintage on-card autos – 1955-56 Maurice “Rocket” Richard

Would you have a player sign a really nice vintage card? This was the question Sal asked yesterday at Puck Junk.  He had a nice-looking ’63-64 Parkhurst card of Bill Gadsby that, had he bought it slightly earlier, would have … Continue reading

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