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53 Questions - nine to go. Hints included!


Unanswered questions in bold.  Answers in italics:

1. Bill Barilko's Game 5 OT goal to win the 1951 Stanley Cup was possible only because another Leaf scored with the goalie out in the last minute.  Who scored to tie the game?  (Tod Sloan)

2. The last goaltender to play a complete season was briefly a Leaf.  Who was he? (Eddie Johnston)

3. The Leafs have had three goaltenders that held at one point in their careers the single-season record for games played by a goaltender.  Who were they? (Gary Smith, Bernie Parent, Grant Fuhr)

4. What ex-Leaf won the Hart Trophy in a season in which he set an NHL record for most losses in one season? (Al Rollins)

5. Which Toronto player had 176 goals in his first 170 NHL games? (Babe Dye)

6. In which sport did Syl Apps compete in the 1936 Summer Olympics? (Pole Vault)

7. Which member of the Hound Line was not a converted defenseman? (Russ Courtnall)

8. Which Leaf became the first player to score 25 goals for two teams in the same season? (Dave Andreychuk)

9. What is the highest number of goals a Leaf goaltender has given up in a win? (9 - Tim Bernhardt in an 11-9 win over Edmonton, Jan 8, 1986)

10. Who was the last Leaf goaltender to lead the league in GAA? (Felix Potvin - 1992-93 - 2.50)


11. Which Toronto player set an NHL record (still standing) for the most goals scored in a Stanley Cup Final (9)?  (Hint - note that the question doesn't say "Maple Leaf"....)

12. Which member of the French Connection was a Leaf at two different points in his career? (Rene Robert)

13. How many players have the Leafs traded away that went on to score 50 goals for someone else? (Just three - Rick Kehoe, Blaine Stoughton, Lanny McDonald)

14. What Leaf won the Calder Trophy in Gordie Howe's rookie season? (Howie Meeker)

15. What Leaf won the Calder Trophy in Bobby Hull's rookie season? (Frank Mahovlich)

16. Johnny Bower was injured and could not play the deciding game of the 1962 SC Final.  Who was in net for the Leafs when they won? (Don Simmons)

17. Who told Punch Imlach that Red Kelly could be acquired from the Wings for bit-part defenseman Marc Reaume?  What is his connection to this year's team?  (I've done a Leaf of the Day about this twice.  Somebody's uncle.)

18. Who did Johnny Bower replace as starting goalie for the Leafs? (Ed Chadwick)

19. Bobby Baun famously scored a goal while playing with a broken ankle.  Which ankle? (Right)

20. Two Leafs have worn number 93.  Gilmour is one.  Who is the other? (Alexander Godynyuk)

21. What Leaf goaltender had three shutouts in the Stanley Cup Final? (Frank McCool - 1945 - they were consecutive, too.)

22. Who did the Leafs get in exchange for Tim Horton? (Hint: We have half of this in Denis Dupere.  There was a second player involved nicknamed "the Mouse".)

23. What goaltender was pressed into service once Bernie Parent jumped to the WHA? (Ron Low)

24. Of all the players the Leafs traded away, which one won a major NHL award the fastest? (Hint: it happened the same season he was traded, but he'd already been away from the Leafs for a full year before the trade.)

25. Who were the three men who bought the Leafs from Conn Smythe? (John Bassett, Harold Ballard, Stafford Smythe)

26. Which Leaf acted as Alexander Godynyuk's translator when he first got to Toronto? (Mike Krushelnyski realized that Godynyuk was actually Ukrainian and he could therefore talk to him.)

27. In the 1990 playoffs, LA knocked Calgary out in Game 7 on a crazy power play goal where a player took a swing at a puck while lying on his stomach.  The puck then looped through the air in slow motion and stayed 6 inches past the outstreched glove of Mike Vernon, who was falling over backwards trying to catch it.  The goal scorer and the player in the box both became Leafs.  Who were they?  (Mike Krushelnyski scored with Gary Roberts in the box.)

28. With the Leafs killing a penalty in overtime in Game 6 of the 1993 Semi-Final, Wayne Gretzky famously high-sticked Gilmour, got away with it, then scored the winner.  Who was in the box, having taken a brain-dead boarding penalty in the last minute of the third? (Glenn Anderson)

29. Who was the first Leaf to wear #27 after Sittler was done with it? (Miro Ihnacak)

30. The Leafs record for goals scored in the playoffs is 11 (Dave Andreychuk, 1993).  How many were scored in the third round? (None.)

31. Who was the Leaf head coach that Punch Imlach replaced with himself? (Billy Reay)

32. There are two Leafs who have lent their names to a chain of doughnut shops.  Tim Horton is one.  Who is the other? (Eddie Shack)

33. What ex-Leaf's name is still on a chain of hamburger restaurants in the GTA?  (John Anderson)

34. How many ex-Leafs have had their numbers retired by other NHL teams?
  (Oh come on - start guessing)

35. Of the following goaltenders (Gerry Cheevers, Bruce Gamble, Ed Johnston, Harry Lumley, Bernie Parent, Jacques Plante, Felix Potvin, Andrew Raycroft, Terry Sawchuk, Don Simmons), how many played for both Toronto and Boston?  (All of them)

36. How many Norris Trophy winners have ever played for the Leafs? (Four - Red Kelly, Pierre Pilote, Randy Carlyle, Brian Leetch)

37. In the famous picture of his winning goal in 1951, Bill Barilko is flying through the air after hooking skates with a teammate.  Which teammate?  (Hint: forward acquired from the Rangers.  Had long-running feud with Montreal's Ken Reardon.  Did Leafs' colour on the radio in the 70s.)

38. In the mid-80's, when Wednesday Leaf games were on CHCH in Hamilton, who did the Leafs play-by-play?  He is now a much bigger name, though not one you'd associate with the Leafs.  (Jim Hughson)

39. Wendel Clark missed 14 games in his rookie season with a broken foot, an injury he suffered when hit by a teammate's slapshot.  Which teammate? (Chris Kotsopoulos)

40. Why did Alexander Godynyuk wear #93? (Hint: For the same reason Fedorov wore 91.)

41. Which one-time Leaf was the only player to be taken in both the 1967 and 1979 expansion drafts? (Doug Favell)

42. The first player ever drafted in an NHL entry draft was a two-time Leaf.  Who? (Gary Monahan)

43. Of all the Leafs' first-round picks, who took the longest to play his first game in Blue and White? (Walt McKechnie - 14 years)

44. Who is the latest Leaf draft pick ever to play for the Leafs? (By position: Staffan Kronwall - 9/285th 2002  By round: Nate Dempsey - 11th/245th 1992, Tim Armstrong 11th/211th 1985)

45. For two games in 1990-91, Ken Linseman was one of three Leafs in history to do what? (Wear #13)

46. Which Leaf holds the record for most OT goals in the same game (3)? (Hint: Obviously, this was before sudden-death OT.  1930s player found in another answer in this list.)

47. What Leaf held the unoffical record for the most consecutive consonants to start his surname with 5? (Dave McLlwain)

48. Who stripped Todd Gill of the puck in the last minute of the last game of the 1988-89 season, walked in alone on Allan Bester and scored, ending the Leafs playoff hopes? (Troy Murray)

49. Who had the highest career point totals of all the players drafted by the Leafs? (Vincent Damphousse)

50. Two 12th-round draft picks of the Leafs are now in NHL management - one is a very succesful GM, the other a rookie NHL head coach.  Who are they? (Ken Holland and Peter DeBoer)

51. The cry of "Cmoooonnnn TEEDER" for Teeder Kennedy was actually an adaptation of an earlier call of "Cmoooonnnn PETER" for another player.  Peter who? (Hint: Scored the winner in the 1942 comeback.  Wore #8.  Go look it up.  :)  )

52. Who scored to end the longest OT game in Leafs playoff history?  (Ken Doraty)

53. This player walked out on the Leafs after one too many run-ins with the coach.  The day he quit, he met the team in a bar, where they all applauded him and congratulated him on standing up and getting out.  In his autobiography, he had this line (paraphrased) - "That was my last moment as a professional hockey player - a standing ovation from the Toronto Maple Leafs."  Who was he?  (Dave Semenko)

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