The Leafs By The Numbers: #2

Danny Gray
September 18 2012 06:46AM

 

25 players have donned the #2 for the Toronto Maple Leafs, most of them Defensemen. Probably all, I don't know I didn't click on everyone's bio at hockeyreference. Unlike #1 there was no slam dunk Hall-of-Famer to make my life easy. And lord help me if I have to talk about Luke Schenn any more.

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The Leafs By The Numbers- #1

Danny Gray
September 15 2012 11:33AM

Not that you’re likely to remember but a few months ago I thought it would be a good idea to copy the excellent “ABC’s of the Senators” over at Silver Seven Sens by writing a post on the greatest player in Leafs’ history for each letter of the alphabet. I had a list saved in a document with names for almost every letter. The problem was that there were too many names on some letters and I’m terribly indecisive. I mean Sundins, Sittler, Salming, Smythe, how could I choose one and not the other. So I decided to re-jig the project and use sweater numbers instead. Since we don’t have any hockey to talk about I think a few history lessons on some of the great, and lesser known Leafs would distract us from the fact that there are no games to watch. There are 72 numbers to cover, let’s get started.  

#1- 

30 players have worn the #1 for the Maple Leafs, all of them goalies. Apparently Jim Rutherford, current GM of the Carolina Hurricanes wore the number when he played goal for the Leafs. I was not aware of that. I’ve decided that I’ll break each number down in the Best, Worst, and most random or surprising person to wear the number. Here we go:

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Upcoming Leafs Milestones

Danny Gray
September 14 2012 06:21AM

If and when the season begins there are a few Leafs players who are set to achieve some personal and team milestones. Since we’re not exactly sure what the next few months will hold this will give us something positive to look forward to once the season starts up again. Most of these predictions assume an 82 game season which at this point is unlikely but whatever.

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The Essential Toronto Maple Leafs Goal

Danny Gray
August 31 2012 10:19AM

 

If you're signing pictures of a goal, you know it's a big deal. 

A continuation of The Leafs Nation's 'Essentials' series. For our favourite games, click here. For Bitter Leaf's full Essentials series at Puck Daddy, click here.

Danny: Mats Sundin's Game Six goal in 2002 to send it to OT
JP: Joe Nieuwendyk's second Game Seven goal in 2004
Steve: Any of Steve Thomas' OT winners from the playoffs
Ryan: Sundin's 500th
Cam: Sundin's 500th

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The Essential Toronto Maple Leafs Game(s)

Danny Gray
August 30 2012 10:09AM

What the hell is Brylin doing in a shootout?

A continuation of The Leafs Nation's 'Essentials' series. For player and season, click here. For Bitter Leaf's full Essentials series at Puck Daddy, click here.

This post will focus solely on the Essential Game, as it turns out I had alot to say on the matter. It's really two games, and you should know that it's very depressing. But nothing better demonstrates what Leafs fans have gone through the past 7 years than these two games in April of 2007.

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