On This Day May 26th.

May 26: On this day in 1950, ex-Leaf star player Joe Primeau was hired as coach of the Maple Leafs, replacing 5-time Stanley-Cup winner, Hap Day. In his first season behind the Leafs bench, the Leafs compiled a record of 41-16-13 and followed up with a five game Stanley Cup victory over Montreal. Primeau coached the Leafs for three seasons until March of 1953 when he resigned after the team missed the playoffs.

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