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DARCY TUCKER RUMORS & GOSSIP

Darcy Tucker No Longer On The Leafs’ Books

from Mark Zwolinski of the Toronto Star, Six years after leaving Toronto, Darcy Tucker is still signing autographs for the Maple Leafs. Six years after buying him out, the Leafs have finally stopped mailing him a regular paycheque. Tucker has been receiving a million dollars annually since then Leafs GM Cliff Fletcher decided in 2008 that the franchise wanted to go in...
Via Kukla's Korner
June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Who Started The Fly-By Celebration?

from Matt Dade of TSN, The fly-by. Five guys skating by the bench for high fives after a goal. Ubiquitous in NHL arenas. When did it begin? I wanted to find out, so I called Darcy Tucker. We'd heard that Vancouver Giants head coach Don Hay has said he thinks the three-time Memorial Cup champion Kamloops Blazers – his former team – may have started the trend...
Via Kukla's Korner
November 05, 2013  |  Discuss

The Hockey News Yearbook Cover Curse (Toronto Maple Leafs)

Since the 2007-08 NHL season, buying The Hockey News Yearbook has become a ritual for me. Whether I end up reading it or not, I have to buy one. I've noticed though, that every year, in the Toronto version of the cover, THN's selection of the cover athlete ends up being somewhat a bust during the same season... Take a look for yourself...The Hockey News' 2007-08 NHL Yearbook...
Via Talk Hockey
March 02, 2013  |  Discuss
THAT SOUNDS DANGEROUS

Puck 'dropped' for Maple Leafs game from space

Ceremonial puck drops have become pretty routine. Player X walks out, drops the puck and that's that.  The Toronto Maple Leafs decided to add some creativity to their opening puck drop, dropping the puck from the International Space Station.  Some friends in high places (literally) and a bit of TV magic combined to make this one of the most fun and most innovative puck drops...
Via Puck Drunk Love
January 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Steve Downie reminds Avalanche coach Joe Sacco of Darcy Tucker

When discussing the attributes of new Avalanche forward Steve Downie, Colorado coach Joe Sacco can see a little Darcy Tucker in his prime.
Via Denver Post
February 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Howard Berger: Catching Up With Darcy Tucker

TORONTO (Jan. 30) – The perfect summary of Darcy Tucker’s playing career in the National Hockey League occurred during a ten-day span in October 2009 – a transitory blip that connected elation and despair. Having returned to the arena in which he made his name, Tucker enjoyed a prosperous, emotional night on Oct. 13 of that season, scoring once and setting up another...
Via HockeyBuzz
January 30, 2012  |  Discuss
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