Eddie Shack, the immensely entertaining Toronto Maple Leaf, died over the weekend at age 83. If you’re a hockey fan of a certain age, you’ll remember the big mustache, the cowboy hat, and the infectious laugh. He earned his nickname “The Entertainer.”
Back in 1966, Douglas Rankine released a single when Shack was at the height of his popularity with the Leafs. “Clear the Track, Here Comes Shack” actually made it all the way to number one on the CHUM-AM singles chart.