Norris Division Action from the Greys

Ticket StubIn the mid-80s, my parents made sure we kids each got to at least one Leafs game a year at Maple Leaf Gardens. A teacher my mom worked with had season's tickets and he would sell a few pairs to us each year.

They were seats 11 and 12 of Section 94, Row A. That's in the Greys, if you remember Maple Leaf Gardens. The Greys were the worst seats in the house, but we got to sit in the first row of the Greys, which was the best of the worst.

The ticket owner, naturally, kept all the good games for himself. He wouldn't sell Saturday night games, or games against good teams. That meant we saw a lot of the Norris Division growing up. Just about every game I saw from 1985 through 1989 involved the Black Hawks, North Stars, Blues or Red Wings.

The most cherished tickets at the time were games against Wayne Gretzky's Oilers and our arch rivals, the Montreal Canadiens. In a sweet coincidence, I've only seen two Leaf games at the ACC this season. They were against the Canadiens and Oilers.

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Mike from Lowville

I think I saw David Bowie from there in the 70's. At least I think I saw him.....well, it sounded just like him...I think...

March 13, 2009 @ 7:25 PM

dale

I also saw The Who from there during 1 of last Keith Moon's gigs in mid 70's before he died.

March 13, 2009 @ 10:11 PM

James Edgar

I saw the Who from there at there "Second Last" show. It was not as bad i thought it would be but not good. Not really the who of course no Keith Moon.

My dad used to get The odd leaf tickets from a coworker to. grens I think section 71 or 73 about halfway up. We saw the Kings about 6 times. YELLOW uniforms? And of course the Leafs lost everytime we went.

March 14, 2009 @ 9:50 AM

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