Sport: Toronto's Upstarts

For the past three years, first place in the National Hockey League has belonged as though by divine right to the Montreal Canadiens, one of the great teams in the history of the sport. But this season, to the astonishment of everyone but them selves, the terrors of the league are the creaking veterans and callow kids who play for the Toronto Maple Leafs. Last week the Maple Leafs tightened their hold on first place by defeating the Canadiens, 3-1, their second humiliation of the old champions in a week. Cried Toronto's Coach Punch Imlach: "The Canadiens will never catch us...

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