Category Archives: Leaf of the Day

The top 100 (soon to be 110) Leafs of all time

It’s centennial time! (Not really.) (Well, sort of – if you’re feeling kind of generous with your definitions.) (The 100th anniversary of the first game involving the team that mostly technically is now the Toronto Maple Leafs will happen on Dec. … Continue reading

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King is fit to be tied

King Clancy is shown here during his three-year stint as coach of the Maple Leafs.  He took over from Joe Primeau after 1952-53 and inherited a team that was quickly forgetting how to score.  Most of the big names of … Continue reading

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Hey Abbott! Where’s Costello? He’s been here twice already.

Yesterday, the Leafs signed a college kid named Spencer Abbott.  I know rather little about him other than the fact that he’s not very tall (so he’s more Costello than Abbott already), so all I can really say is that … Continue reading

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Dave Farrish was a Leaf, or so they tell me

The Leafs have hired Dave Farrish as a new assistant coach.  Like new head coach Randy Carlyle, he was a Leaf blueliner from days of yore.  Where Randy was traded away while still a youngster, Dave was around for a … Continue reading

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Welcome Back, Randy

I had this smart-alecky little post all set up in which I noted that Ron Wilson was an ex-Leaf defenseman who came up in the ’70s on those well-coached Roger Neilson teams.  He’d gone on to some pretty good success … Continue reading

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The best line I’ve heard so far about trade deadline day

Last night, after we got back from the grandparents’ house, my seven-year-old was telling me about playing NHL2K11 with his uncle. “I didn’t pick Toronto,” he said, “because I didn’t think I could win with them.” My daughter walks into … Continue reading

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This is going to be a (winter) classic!

It’s probably not going to be popular with everyone, but I’m pretty pumped about the next Winter Classic.  Toronto/Detroit could be an interesting matchup on a lot of levels, but at the very least, it should be a good game … Continue reading

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