By Brian McFarlane
A great addition to Brian McFarlane’s epic hockey canon, Golden Oldies explores the lifetime of Sprague Cleghorn, a pioneer undesirable guy who went from the intense lighting fixtures of Broadway to a boondock within the Ottawa Valley, to stardom prior to and through the 1st years of the NHL. It follows the path of Patsy Guzzo and his RCAF pals in 1948, ridiculed at domestic yet rewarded with Olympic gold in Europe. And it chronicles the career-ending accidents to Ace Bailey, the final Leafs’ NHL scoring chief, the shameful remedy of the Canucks’ Mike Robitaille, and the terrible and close to deadly damage suffered by means of Buffalo goalie Clint Malarchuk.
Golden Oldies is additionally full of interesting tales of the nice gents of the sport, like Leo Dandurand who obtained the Montreal Canadiens—for eleven grand—and perception into the giving and philanthropic spirit of liked stars like Bobby Baun. continuously enjoyable, the lighter facet of the sport is additionally good represented, with laughs aplenty provided by way of males just like the irrepressible Frank “King” Clancy and the unpredictable Eddie “Clear the music” Shack.
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