Friday 6 pm
Join hosts Rick Vaive and Mike Wilson each week as they offer their unique perspectives and opinions on the current game and state of the Maple Leafs.The show will feature interviews of former and current players as well as great stories from Rick's great NHL career.
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In professional hockey, there are few athletes who can dominate with their physical play and still rank among the top scorers in their league. Rick Vaive was one of those rare athletes. He was the first Maple Leaf to register over 50 goals in a single season. In doing so, he surpassed the 20-year-old record established by the legendary Frank Mahovlich. After being rewarded with the title of team captain, Rick continued to rewrite the Leaf record books by breaking the 50-goal plateau during the 1982-83 and the 1983-84 season. He registered three additional thirty goal seasons as Leaf captain before being traded to the Chicago Blackhawks in 1987. He was dealt from Chicago to the Buffalo Sabres during the 1988-89 season where he remained until his retirement in 1992.
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TAKE squid and the ultimate leafs fan WITH YOU ON THE GO.
Mike and his partner Debra are well known in the hockey community. Their 1000 square foot basement, known as "The Room" looked more like the Hockey Hall of Fame than a “man cave”, hosting a lifetime’s collection of artifacts. They used their unique collection to host fundraising events for years, raising over $2 million dollars for various charities. The collection was the backdrop for events that saw legends like Wayne Gretzky, Bobby Orr, Chris Hatfield, Brendan Shanahan, Johnny Bower and many more. Over 80 Maple Leafs past and present toured“The Room”.
But after selling most of the collection to the Museum of History in Ottawa, Mike found a new way to acquire personal Leaf Nation stories base on his beloved team and share them.
During the 2018-19 season, Mike attended all 89 games the Maple Leafs played, documenting stories from Leafs Nation across all 31 teams in the NHL.
“Leafs fans are the most passionate and dedicated sports fans on the planet.” Says Mike. “No matter where you go, the Blue and White are in full force and they have stories to tell. I talk to Leafs fans every single day and there is so much untold history from their perspective.”
The veteran author has shared the stories he collected through blogs, videos and his book ‘The Ultimate Road Trip’. “As a historian and a storyteller, it’s important for me to document the story of Leafs Nation in their own words.
Together we are able to preserve these stories for generations to come.”