- The Toronto Maple Leafs ownership was too cash-strapped to give management the approval to sign unrestricted free agent Wayne Gretzky in 1996.
- The Boston Bruins badly coveted defenseman Keith Brown in the 1979 NHL Draft. When Chicago took Brown 7th, the Bruins were had to settle for another defenseman - Ray Bourque.
- Right before the Leafs drafted Luke Richardson, a heated argument at the Leafs draft table as one scout wanted to go off the board and draft Joe Sakic.
I didn't know any of this either until I read just the first few pages of Gord Stellick's new hockey book, Stellicktricity. Check out the review at HockeyBookreviews.com