The Lives of Conn Smythe

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The Lives of Conn Smythe review

The Toronto Maple Leafs franchise has been revered in the National Hockey League since its inception in 1917. The team that dons the blue and white and is named after a World War I fighting unit, the Maple Leaf Regiment, was built through the ages because of one particular Canadian icon that aided its development.

This icon, who was essential for the growth of Leafs and the NHL, was Conn Smythe.

Kelly McParland (National Post, TCL), writer, editor and columnist at the National Post, has offered hockey fans a truly remarkable book on the man who essentially built the Leafs we know and love, or hate, today. The Lives of Conn Smythe effortlessly shifts through the many chapters i...