By Damien Cox, Gord Stellick
In 1967 the Toronto Maple Leafs received the Stanley Cup in a gorgeous defeat of the potent Montreal Canadiens. No different Leafs crew has been in a position to do it back. because the years move, the legend grows. the lads who have been the Leafs in 1967—a scrappy crew of getting older avid gamers and unsung youngsters—were the kings of the hockey universe. in spite of the fact that, inside of 5 years of that victory issues had replaced vastly for plenty of contributors of the group: key individuals of the group, Tim Horton and Terry Sawchuk, have been useless because of alcohol and drug-related concerns, and Harold Ballard, the fellow who had succeeded Smythe as King of Carlton road, used to be in detention center. Sixty-Seven is not only one other hockey ebook approximately that mythical staff; it's a specific and overall examine the contradictions, the legends, the disgrace and the respect of '67, telling formerly untold tales from within that unforgettable dressing room and much past it.
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'67: The Maple Leafs, Their Sensational Victory, and the End of an Empire by Damien Cox, Gord Stellick