Tag Archives: 1984-85 OPC

Not the man I thought he was

I’ve had this card for 27 years, almost 28.  I pulled it myself (and probably another dozen exactly like it) from a wax pack and regarded it while eating the plastic-like, shatter-prone, vaguely dangerous powdered gum-like substance that inexplicably came … Continue reading

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Let the abusing of Rick St. Croix begin!

“Welcome, Rick, to the Toronto Maple Leafs coaching staff.  Please affix this rather large target to your back – no, no, the back – the one on the chest is for the players.  Oh, I see, that’s just permanently embedded … Continue reading

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Hey Abbott! Where’s Costello? He’s been here twice already.

Yesterday, the Leafs signed a college kid named Spencer Abbott.  I know rather little about him other than the fact that he’s not very tall (so he’s more Costello than Abbott already), so all I can really say is that … Continue reading

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Dave Farrish was a Leaf, or so they tell me

The Leafs have hired Dave Farrish as a new assistant coach.  Like new head coach Randy Carlyle, he was a Leaf blueliner from days of yore.  Where Randy was traded away while still a youngster, Dave was around for a … Continue reading

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Size Matters

If one image can capture the single biggest difference between the hockey of the 80s and the hockey of today, it’s this one.  Leaf goalie Allan Bester is shown here getting his crease in order as what appears to be … Continue reading

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