By Damien Cox, Gord Stellick
In 1967 the Toronto Maple Leafs received the Stanley Cup in a gorgeous defeat of the amazing Montreal Canadiens. No different Leafs workforce has been in a position to do it back. because the years go, the legend grows. the boys who have been the Leafs in 1967—a scrappy staff of getting older 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 significantly for plenty of participants of the workforce: key contributors of the group, Tim Horton and Terry Sawchuk, have been useless because of alcohol and drug-related matters, and Harold Ballard, the fellow who had succeeded Smythe as King of Carlton road, used to be in reformatory. Sixty-Seven is not only one other hockey booklet approximately that mythical group; it's a particular and overall examine the contradictions, the legends, the disgrace and the dignity 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