Welcome back to another edition of Throwback Thursday!
This week in 1984 (May 26), the Toronto Maple Leafs hired Dan Maloney as their head coach.
Maloney’s time in Toronto, however, was short and not-so-sweet lasting two seasons. He mustered a 45-100-15 record making the playoffs in only one of two seasons.
But in that year the Leafs did make the playoffs, 1985-86, they were able to make a bit of noise. Toronto eeked in with the fourth seed in the Norris Division and faced off against the Chicago Blackhawks.
There, the Leafs completed a three-game sweep advancing into the second round. Toronto took the St. Louis Blues to seven games, but fell in that final game 2-1.
Maloney was fired after the Leafs lost in those playoffs and was replaced behind the bench by John Brophy.
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