Fighting,Minor League,Montreal Canadiens,Toronto Maple Leafs,Western Hockey League / Oct-2015
Larry Robinson was beside me and he turned to me and said, “Hey Rocky, I’m so glad you’re here, you really deserve it, I really thought you should have had your shot in Montreal.”
Harold Ballard,Los Angeles Kings,Music,Red Kelly,Toronto Maple Leafs / Oct-2015
For the first few years, Harold Ballard didn’t know my name. He called me ‘Bob.’ But I liked him well enough. I once told him, “I don’t care what you pay me, as long as you sign my cheques,” and he thought that was pretty hilarious, so we got along well.
National Hockey League,Toronto Maple Leafs / Sep-2015
I enjoyed playing in Toronto. I think now it’s a little bit — I’ve said this before, I started with Pat Burns, and then we had Mike Murphy in there but we also had Pat Quinn.
Owners,Toronto Maple Leafs / Jun-2015
Once, I received a phone call from Harold Ballard from Millhaven Penitentiary. He said, ‘You interested in coming to Toronto?’ and I said ‘Yeah’
Toronto Maple Leafs / Jun-2015
He’s going through: I remember you got two against L.A. — he remembered everything. It was incredible. It wasn’t as if I was scoring regularly — but he remembered my goals. It was pretty cool.
Concussions,Fighting,Retirement,Toronto Maple Leafs / May-2015
When you’re young, you feel invincible. You think you can do whatever you want to do and nothing will bother you. I’ve had 17 surgeries, 10-plus concussions & I pay the price every day.
Toronto Maple Leafs / Apr-2015
I went to every concert at the Gardens, and, before that, the Forum. You couldn’t keep me away. I lived for music, and, in a way, I still do.
Draft,Toronto Maple Leafs / Apr-2015
I’ll never forget it: I’m sitting in Donny Meehan’s room and he looks at me and he says, So, I don’t who where you’re going now. This is my agent.
Montreal Canadiens,Toronto Maple Leafs / Apr-2015
I’m facing off along the boards, and I’m getting punched by fans over the glass and they’re yelling at us to “go home frogs, you don’t belong here” and taunting us.