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The Sick Podcast: Shayne Corson has been on both sides of the Toronto/Montreal rivalry

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Corson talks about the highs and lows of his career, Pat Burns, and bar brawls.

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Shayne Corson, the first-round draft pick for the Montreal Canadiens in 1984, joined The Sick Podcast with Tony Marinaro to discuss the ongoing playoff series between the Habs and the Toronto Maple Leafs, revisiting a classic rivalry of these two Original Six teams who haven’t met in the playoffs since 1979.

With the aid of their fans will be in the stands for the first time this season on Saturday, the Canadiens were able to level the series at three games apiece, setting up an ultimate Game 7 showdown in Toronto.

Corson is privileged to have played for both organizations during his career, 662 games with Montreal and 197 with Toronto, totalling 859 games between the two. Only five players have played more for the two teams during their careers:

  • Dick Duff (205 games with Montreal, 582 with Toronto, totalling 887 games)
  • Vincent Damphousse (519, 394, 913)
  • Tomas Kaberle (53, 878, 931)
  • Frank Mahovlich (263, 720, 983)
  • Tomas Plekanec (984, 17, 1001)

Corson talked about his career, his time with Montreal, being on the same team with Chris Nilan and John Kordic, Pat Burns being a father figure for him, a bar brawl with an Alouettes player, and some other career highlights.

Finally Corson gave his prescient prediction for Game 6, saying that the fan support would give the edge to the Canadiens.