The last time I saw the Leafs play the Jets was in the early to mid eighties. We won 7-1 or 7-0 and Ed Stanowski was in net.
I remember that game!! One of my few childhood memories, think that was my first game, my family was more a "Shmockey Night in Canada" type.
Just looked it up, 7-0 in March 1982, Eddie was in the nets, before Soetart took over the starting job. I remember one save he made was a scramble in front and he turned around facing the net cuz he thought the puck was in, and they shot it and it hit the back of his skate and went off to the corner.
Interesting - in 83-84 we played the Leafs 3 times and scored 8 goals...in each game! Those were the days...
I'm looking forward to his return. I've got a lot of fond memories of Randy, both as a Jet 1.0 and his time with the Moose.
I always picture him in the pre-game skate. He always had to be the last skater off the ice. He would do one last circle, give the goalie's pads a whack with his stick then skate off. I remember one game where one of his teammates snuck back onto the ice and gave the goalie a tap after Randy did his ritual. He was not pleased and did another circle and tap himself.
He'll definitely get at least a moment on the scoreboard during a TV timeout, if not for his time with the Jets, then for his time with the Moose. If Hedberg got a warm reception, Carlyle absolutely will.
The way Chipman spoke about Carlyle in an article today, won't be surprised if there's a Carlyle tribute. Was at the Doan, Teemu nights and will be at tonights game. Nice to experience those moments live.