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“Very proud,” Brendan Shanahan was telling the media at the Air Canada Centre, “very happy today. Happy to introduce Mike as the 30th coach in Toronto Maple Leafs’ history. 923 more words

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I know, I know: the reason that the Toronto Maple Leafs say that Mike Babcock is the team’s 30th coach rather than the 31st is that they can’t count. 943 more words


Pekka Rinne Shuts Down '61-'62 Maple Leafs as '10-'11 Predators Complete Upset in Sweep

Pekka Rinne did not perform well in the 1st Round, but against the 2nd-seeded ’61-’62 Toronto Maple Leafs, Rinne was a brick wall. The Leafs were held to only six goals in the four game sweep with no player scoring more than one goal.  607 more words

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Kelly McParland: Life in Leaf Nation before the Horror

As a lifelong Toronto Maple Leaf fan who can no longer bear the pain of watching the latest rebuilding, I’ve become an enthusiast for Leaf Classics. 1,163 more words

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Loblaws at Maple Leaf Gardens just ‘modern times’ for NHL legend Dick Duff

Dick Duff did not play centre, but he is pretending to now, hamming it up for a couple of old hockey pals of his, striking a game-ready pose and leaning in to take an imaginary face-off at what used to be centre ice in what used to be Maple Leaf Gardens. 606 more words

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Rollins to Bathgate and back again

Al Rollins was acquired by Leafs’ boss Conn Smythe in 1949 ostensbily to put some competitive pressure on Turk Broda as he ‘battled the bulge’. Smythe surmised that the 35 year-old Broda would drop a few pounds if he had a hungry youngster looking over his shoulder. 345 more words