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Born and raised in Montreal, Mike has lived in the Greater Toronto Area for the past 24 years. He grew up on skates and has been a close follower of the game of hockey, especially the NHL, all of his life. An extensive library of new and vintage hockey books, magazines and other publications is a testament to Mike's love for hockey history, both the on-ice game and the business.

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Recent Articles by Mike

Phantom Sniper Fires Up Terrible Ted

Phantom Sniper Fires Up Terrible Ted

Between 1950 and 1956, the Detroit Red Wings and the Toronto Maple Leafs met in the Stanley Cup semi-finals five times. Detroit won every series. Only the 1950 best-of-seven series […]

by · March 12, 2011 · Comments are Disabled · Detroit Red Wings, Hockey History, Toronto Maple Leafs
How Mr. Hockey Became Number 1

How Mr. Hockey Became Number 1

One of the nice things about hockey history is it gives everybody several years to ponder some of the most difficult and often-asked questions of all-time. The general consensus today […]

by · February 26, 2011 · 2 comments · Detroit Red Wings, Hockey History
Bobby Orr’s Landmark Season

Bobby Orr’s Landmark Season

When Bobby Orr was at his peak, he was the best hockey player in the world. No other human was close. It was unbelievable how much better he was than […]

by · January 30, 2011 · 12 comments · Boston Bruins, Hockey History
The 50 Goal Season

The 50 Goal Season

The Rocket did it first. I don’t believe in astrology, so pardon me when I borrow the expression, “all the stars were aligned” in 1944-45 when Maurice Richard became the […]

by · January 9, 2011 · Comments are Disabled · Hockey History, Montreal Canadiens
The Best and Worst Since the Lockout

The Best and Worst Since the Lockout

The Detroit Red Wings have been the best team in hockey since the dawn of hockey’s newest era. It’s hard to argue with that when you glance at the chart below. It’s […]

by · December 26, 2010 · Comments are Disabled · Detroit Red Wings, Hockey History, Toronto Maple Leafs
Those Marauding Maroons

Those Marauding Maroons

The City of Montreal was home to two NHL teams during a good chunk of the league’s formative years in the 1920’s and ‘30’s. At the time, Montreal was the […]

by · December 19, 2010 · 1 comment · Hockey History, Montreal Canadiens
Shutout: Leafs On Pace For All-time Futility Record

Shutout: Leafs On Pace For All-time Futility Record

The 2010-11 Toronto Maple Leafs are on pace to set an NHL record which would undoubtedly rank them among the worst teams in NHL history. After 25 games, the Leafs have been […]

by · December 5, 2010 · Comments are Disabled · Hockey History, Toronto Maple Leafs
Pit Martin – A Daughter’s Loving Tribute

Pit Martin – A Daughter’s Loving Tribute

On April 5, 1970, the Chicago Blackhawks and Montreal Canadiens engaged in one of the weirdest games ever in NHL history. There has never been another game like it, nor […]

The Worst Leafs Team Ever?

The Worst Leafs Team Ever?

When Vancouver Canucks defenseman Dan Hamhuis scored into an empty net to seal a 5-3 victory over the hapless Toronto Maple Leafs last night, Leaf winger Kris Versteeg chased the […]

October 18 to December 2, 1959

October 18 to December 2, 1959

When things are going well, positive momentum helps create the right mood for more good things to happen. Everything seems to fall into place at once. All of the stars […]

by · November 7, 2010 · Comments are Disabled · Hockey History, Montreal Canadiens
The Best of Mr. Goalie vs. The Habs and Other Teams

The Best of Mr. Goalie vs. The Habs and Other Teams

It seems like every season, a new hockey trivia book hits the shelves. Hockey fans love hockey trivia. “Puck-Saving Trivia”, “Super, Unbelievable, Twine-Bulging Trivia” – we can’t get enough. I […]

by · October 23, 2010 · Comments are Disabled · Chicago Blackhawks, Detroit Red Wings, Hockey History, Montreal Canadiens
The Colorful Maple Leafs and the NHL Record Book

The Colorful Maple Leafs and the NHL Record Book

I have to chuckle a bit to myself when somebody calls the Toronto Maple Leafs a “storied” franchise. Not because it isn’t true. It’s just that most of the good […]