Ok. My turn for the "Mount Puckmore Decision." I'll make this brief.
Mats Sundin - #13, Center, Bromma, Sweden
- Captain of the Maple Leafs for 10 seasons.
- All-time Leafs leader in goals, points, ES goals, PP goals, and GW goals. Second all-time in assists, plus/minus, short-handed goals, and shot. Simply put, he is the best offensive player to ever represent the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Ted Kennedy - #9, Center, Port Colborne, Ontario
- The Quintissential Maple Leaf
- Captained the Leafs during their best years, including Stanley Cup victories in '45, '47, '48, '49, and '51.
- One of only two Maple Leafs to win the Hart Trophy and the last to do so.
- One of the greatest playoff performers of all time.
- Inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1966.
Börje Salming - #21, Defence, Kiruna, Sweden
- The greatest and longest serving defenceman to ever play for the Leafs.
- All-time Leafs' leader in assists and plus/minus, fourth in points.
- First team All-Star in 1977. Second team All-Star in 1975, '76, '78, '79, and '80.
- A groundbreaking talent who proved European players could compete and succeed in the NHL.
- Inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1996.
Foster Hewitt - Toronto, Ontario
- Canadian radio and Hockey Night in Canada pioneer
- Radio (and later, TV) announcer for the Maple Leafs from 1927 to 1957.
- Was the window through which millions of hockey fans followed the team in the first half of the 20th century. Hewitt is probably the most influential person in the growth of Maple Leafs brand during this time.
- Inducted in the Hall of Fame in 1965.