FAVOURITE LEAF MEMORY
“We’re in Chicago (for Game 2) of that ‘86 series and I’m in great position, left side right shot, for a big hit. I put Behn Wilson right into Steve Ludzik. I get up right away, they’re both down and get up slowly.
“I was penalised, so I was last off the ice and last to go down those famous stairs at the Stadium to our room. The young guys were so happy, Russ Courtnall waiting for me at the bottom of the steps and laughed ‘your my hero’. He didn’t want to be (threatened) by big Behn. Late in the last game in Toronto (as Leafs fans were taunting the Hawks), Denis Savard gave me a good slash, but we were going to win so I let it go.
“I don’t go back to Toronto often, but finally went last year and golfed in the alumni tournament. It was great to see guys like Thomas, McGill and Todd Gill. I still haven’t set foot in that new rink yet (Scotiabank). Maybe in the near future.”