Joe Primeau – centred the Kid Line, 3X NHL Assist Leader, HHOF 1963
Syl Apps – Calder 1937 – Byng 1942, 5X All-Star, HHOF 1961
Teeder Kennedy – 3X All-Star, 5X Cup winner, Hart 1955, HHOF 1966
Dave Keon – Calder 1961, 2X Byng, 2X All-Star, 4X Cup winner, HHOF 1986.
Darryl Sittler – 1X All-Star, first Leaf to 100 pt season, NHL Record 10 pts/1 game 1976, HHOF 1989
Selke 1993, Leaf season record for points (127), playoff points (35), HHOF 2011
Mats Sundin – 2X All-Star, Leafs All-Time Leading Scorer, PPG over 18 seasons, HHOF 2012
But honestly – just be solid. For the first time in many, many years, there might be some help.
when you say “help”, did you mean hope??? 🙂
I totally think he meant hope but then again, anyone with a tiny bit of talent will be help.
With that being said, it’s been a very long time since I have felt the leafs were going in the right direction and with Lou at the helm for two more years I think by the time he is done they will potentially be a competitor for a wild card spot.
Loved the examples of Leaf greats, especially the Sittler RC!
Predictions for Mr. Matthews in his rookie season: 20 goals, 60 points and he will be the first Leaf to win the Calder since….Brit Selby and hopefully a better NHL career than Brit.
I don’t have the faintest idea what he’ll do this season. I just hope the ones that follow are fun. 🙂
The whole time they had Mats (save for the Mogilny years), they wished for a proper winger. The whole time they had Kessel, they wished for a proper centre. This kid might finally have a second player with some idea what he’s supposed to be doing. I hope for help. 🙂