News of his passing on October 21, 2010 brought back memories of his visit to Toronto with Kladno as part of Super Series '78.
|Super Series '78|
The complete roster for both teams is listed below.
|20||Milak Kolisek||1||Gord McRae|
|24||Miroslav Krasa||29||Mike Palmateer|
|2||Jaroslav Vins||2||Ian Turnbull|
|3||Otakar Vejvoda||4||Trevor Johansen|
|4||Miroslav Dvorak||6||Ron Ellis|
|5||Bohumil Cermak||7||Lanny McDonald|
|6||Milan Novy||8||Jack Valiquette|
|7||Eduard Novak||10||George Ferguson|
|8||Lubomir Bauer||12||Errol Thompson|
|9||Jan Neliba||15||Pat Boutette|
|10||Zdenek Nedved||17||Jerry Butler|
|11||Frantisek Pospisil||19||Bruce Boudreau|
|12||Frantisek Kaberele||21||Borje Salming|
|13||Peter Stastny||22||Dave Williams|
|14||Vaclav Sykora||23||Randy Carlyle|
|15||Miroslav Krivacek||25||Scott Garland|
|16||Marian Stastny||24||Brian Glennie|
|17||Milan Skrbek||26||Kurt Walker|
|18||Zdenek Mueller||27||Darryl Sittler|
|19||Jaroslav Pouzar||/||Greg Hotham|
|20||Milak Kolisek||20||Mike Pelyk|
|21||Arnost Reckziegel||16||Jimmy Jones|
In Toronto, the Leafs drew heavy criticism for not icing key players. Coach Roger Neilson didn't pencil in Borje Salming or Lanny McDonald. Ian Turnbull was out due to a back injury, and Brian Glennie only lasted a couple of shifts. To top matters off, Gord McRae was in net instead of starting netminder Mike Palmateer.
With a depleted roster, the Leafs were no match against Kladno. The visitors skated off with an 8-5 victory.
Scoring a pair each for the Czech club were Peter Stastny, Miroslav Krivacek and Jaroslav Pouzar. The other markers came from Jan Neliba and Milan Novy (empty net). Scoring for the Leafs were Darryl Sittler (2), Errol Thompson, George Ferguson and Scott Garland.
Of note, Dave "Tiger" Williams was assessed a major penalty for spearing Frantisek Kaberle. Yes, the father of current Leaf defenceman Tomas Kaberle.