Maple Leafs History

The centennials we're still not celebrating

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100 years ago, the Toronto Blueshirts played their first season. Like most new teams, it involved a fair amount of losing. The Blueshirts would go on to become extremely important, because an...

Mike Gartner, Mats Sundin, and Shortened Seasons

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Weird happenings in short seasons - 1994-95 killed Mike Gartner's string of 30-goal seasons and may have doomed Mats Sundin's shot at universal admiration. Or not. See what you think.

Weak narratives and young droughts - the Leafs of 1967-68

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The 1967-68 Leafs missed the playoffs because they hung on to the old guys for too long and never planned for the future - or maybe not.

Apparently, 1967 was a long time ago (annual drought post)

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Yes, the drought is long. It's just not unusual, though, no matter what Royson James thinks.

The Sweater, yes, but what about Teeder's Teeth?

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Teeder's Teeth - for those who want more than just Paul Henderson's sweater.

Did The Leafs Really Miss Out On Bobby Orr?

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Why look at Leaf history if it's so universally bad? (Hint - because it isn't.) And why would the Leafs reject Bobby Orr?

History #24 - Back When the Leafs Were Great

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Today is the preamble for another history series dealing with the Leafs of the 40s. Hint: think New Jersey Devils.

History #23 - The Leafs vs. the Habs

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Historically, the difference in the fortunes of the Leafs and Habs can be summed up with one image....

History #22 - Some last thoughts on karma and other random things

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The final installment of 1967ers look at the pre-NHL history of hockey in Toronto.

History #21 - Endgame

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Eddie Livingstone finally loses his battle with the NHA but the drama doesn't end there.

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History #20 - A "Temporary" New League is Born

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History #20 - A "Temporary" New League is Born. More Toronto Maple Leafs' pre-history

History #19 - Goodbye and (not particularly) good luck, Mr. Livingstone

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Eddie Livingstone finally loses his team.

Blaming History Part 3 - Losing Gerry

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Why the Leafs letting Gerry Cheevers wasn't a monumental mistake

Blaming History Part 2 - Stafford and Pal Hal

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The second installment of a look at the themes covered in Leafs Abomination's first chapter.

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