Category Archives: Leafs

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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Welcome, Auston Matthews!

No Pressure: But honestly – just be solid.  For the first time in many, many years, there might be some help.

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Tall Boys #6 – Terry Sawchuk and the goaltending carousel

It’s not really surprising that the chatter in Toronto would move seamlessly from lockout talk to goalie talk.  In Toronto, at least to some extent, it is always about the goalies.  Even in those brief, shining moments where we’re all … Continue reading

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High-fiving Johnny Bower

Johnny Bower was at my Sobey’s this weekend.  It’s always fun to see him out and about because he’s always got a smile on his face and he’s always gracious to the people who approach him to say hello.  It’s … 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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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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