On This Day August 21st.

August 21: On this day in 1918, former Leaf head coach Billy Reay was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Reay was behind the Leaf bench for the entire 1957-58 season when the club registered a dismal 21-38-11 record and finished in last place in the six-team league. When the team got off to a slow start again the following season, Reay was quickly replaced by Punch Imlach. Billy Reay's final coaching record as a Leaf was 26-50-14. He went on to enjoy much greater success with the Chicago Black Hawks as their head coach for many years.

August 21: On this day in 1985, the Leafs traded away 8 year veteran and multi-30 goal season right-winger John Anderson for defenseman Brad Maxwell. Coming to Toronto after a plus-22 season as a member of the Quebec Nordiques, Maxwell played just 52 games in a Leaf uniform and was an awful minus-27 on the ice. He retired the next season. Meanwhile, Anderson went on to score 93 more goals in the NHL and record another 30+ goal season with Hartford in 1986-87.

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