Wednesday, December 26, 2012


November 4, 1935

Game was an exhibition match between Leaf coach Dick Irvin's Blue team and Eddie Powers coach of IHL's Syracuse Stars and his White squad.

Neat ad featuring cartoons of King Clancy and Charlie Conacher among others.

Harvey "Busher" Jackson for Beehive Corn Syrup


December 22, 1976. Wayne Thomas pictured.

More great '70s style Molson Cup finalists

Great ad featuring Bobby Hull and his new hair.


April 3, 1982 picturing Rick Vaive who was just completing Toronto's first ever 50 goal campaign.

Very cool full page artwork of the previous year's Molson Cup winners.


February 23, 1976 game versus Atlanta Flames. Wayne Thomas pictured.

A look at the season's Molson Cup Award finalists in typical 1970's style.

An advert for Seagram's Whisky. It appears the folks at Seagrams were too cheap to secure licensing from the NHL and opted to use WHA action shots in their ad. 


Dated October 16, 1971
Another program from the era when the program was less a game program and more a guide on the opposing team.

Cool photo of Montreal Canadien goalie Ken Dryden wearing a mask I have seen on him. I figure this was his third ever NHL game from the end of the 70/71 season.


August 21, 1947 program for a wrestling event at The Gardens picturing Whipper Billy Watson.
It's obviously alot tougher to find Leaf programs from the '30s and '40s but this will do for now as a great example of a program from the 1946/47 season.

Neat ad for Sammy Taft Hat Shop, supplier to all six NHL teams.


February 17, 1973 with a great cover shot of Paul Henderson and Jacques Plante.

Expansion Islanders visiting the Gardens.

Great action shot of Plante reaching for a save.


October 28, 1978 with Trevor Johansen on the cover.

Bruins in town for this Saturday night tilt.

Advert for Daoust Skates featuring an akwardly airbrushed logo on Borje Salming's jersey.


Dated November 7, 1970 picturing Gilbert Perreault.
Around this era, Toronto issued game programs that were more like team guides of whomever was the oppositin that evening. There was really nothing inside the program in the way of articles or current statistics, only a player-by-player guide of the opposition that evening.
The back cover of the program picturing ex-Leaf coach Punch Imlach and his newly created Buffalo Sabres.