There were ghosts in the Montreal Forum. They were in the rafters with the retired jerseys, stampeding with the fans when the doors opened before the game so they could get a good spot in the standing-room section, hanging out in the cramped corridors where they were getting two-packs-a-day's worth of second-hand smoke during intermissions, noshing on the steamed hot dogs for sustenance before heading back inside to haunt, say, the Boston Bruins.
I am not quite sure why the Forum ghosts had it in for the Bruins more than the Toronto Maple Leafs or even the provincial-rival Quebec Nordiques. But my, they sure did.
(An aside: that was the difference between the Forum and the Boston Garden. For Game 1 of the 1988 playoffs, the year the Bruins finally beat the Canadiens, a province-wide blackout plunged Quebec into darkness but the game went on uninterrupted thanks to a Forum generator. During Game 4 of the Stanley Cup final that year, the lights went out at the Garden, making it probably the only place in New England that didn't have power. The game had to be replayed in Edmonton, prompting Oilers star
After Canadiens games, the ghosts would convene by the arena exit on Atwater Avenue, a few steps from the corner of
Of course, trading goalie
I guess the ghosts hated glass. It interfered with their eavesdropping.