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eyeball11 01-18-2013 02:22 PM

Leaf For Life
 
Just wondering, who would be the last Leaf player to spend their entire career as a Leaf (I'm thinking minimum 10 years to constitute a career)?

Cor 01-18-2013 02:23 PM

Mats Sundin if you turn a blind eye to the 1 year in Quebec

SeenSchenn2 01-18-2013 02:23 PM

Nevermind.

Rob Brown 01-18-2013 02:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cor99 (Post 57797237)
Mats Sundin if you turn a blind eye to the 1 year in Quebec

Vancouver?

Leafssss 01-18-2013 02:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cor99 (Post 57797237)
Mats Sundin if you turn a blind eye to the 1 year in Quebec

Just a bit more than 1 year ;)

eyeball11 01-18-2013 02:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cor99 (Post 57797237)
Mats Sundin if you turn a blind eye to the 1 year in Quebec

The first criteria was start and finish your career as a Leaf, meaning never having played for anyone else.

SeenSchenn2 01-18-2013 02:27 PM

Only one that comes to my mind immediately w/o research is George Armstrong lol

TmlHockeyFan 01-18-2013 02:27 PM

Nazem Kadri will be (hopefully).

CmonLeafs 01-18-2013 02:28 PM

. . . Jonas Frogren?

Edit. Never mind. Missed the 10-year part.

eyeball11 01-18-2013 02:28 PM

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Originally Posted by SeenSchenn2 (Post 57797471)
Only one that comes to my mind immediately w/o research is George Armstrong lol

I was actually thinking we may have to go that far back to find someone.

Chandrashekhar Limit 01-18-2013 02:32 PM

It's not fun looking for old stuff. Rather talk about who could be the next LFL. My top two candidates are as follows:

Kessel - Albeit not an ideal one, he is curently the face of the franchise, and a top 10 forward in the league (yea I said it). We know how often those show up on our doorsteps. We will be able to give him the most term. Kessel seems to like it here too. With the shape ofthe franchsie going forward, I don't see him leaving unless Nonis makes a disasterous move.

Grabo - Has already been here for 4 years, and will be stepping onto a 5 year contract. In a way, he is the heart of the team, and a true fan favourite. One of the best 2nd line centers in the league too. Even if we acquire a top end center, and Kadri pans out as a 2ndl ine caliber cener, I think his D game is good enough to play in a shutdown role if required. He can be adapt to any situation we may face (except for cap issues).

Rob Brown 01-18-2013 02:33 PM

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Originally Posted by Chandrashekhar Limit (Post 57797717)
It's not fun looking for old stuff. Rather talk about who could be the next LFL. My top two candidates are as follows:

Kessel - Albeit not an ideal one, he is curently the face of the franchise, and a top 10 forward in the league (yea I said it).

Grabo - Has already been here for 4 years, and will be stepping onto a 5 year contract. In a way, he is the heart of the team, and a true fan favourite. One of the best 2nd line centers in the league too. Even if we acquire a top end center, and Kadri pans out as a 2ndl ine caliber cener, I think his D game is good enough to play in a shutdown role if required. He can be adapt to any situation we may face (except for cap issues).

Both of these are wrong.

Are you guys serious? Pathetic how many of you are messing this up by saying such obviously incorrect ones.

oldfan2010 01-18-2013 02:34 PM

Ron Ellis

stormtracker 01-18-2013 02:34 PM

Going back 30 years (a little over), Ron Ellis.

Lebanese Leaf 01-18-2013 02:37 PM

Not the sexiest answer, but Carl Gunnarsson strikes me as a guy who will always be needed on this team. I can easily see him spending 15+ years here.

stormtracker 01-18-2013 02:39 PM

Dan Daoust spent all but 4 of his over 500 games as a member of the Leafs.

Mess 01-18-2013 02:40 PM

Ron Ellis - 1963-1981 = Total 16 seasons and all in Toronto.

Before him George "The Chief" Armstrong with 21 years 1949-1971, all in blue and white.

Prior to that the great Syl Apps from 1936-1948 for 10 years as a Leaf and only time off fighting for his country in a World War.

eyeball11 01-18-2013 02:42 PM

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Originally Posted by oldfan2010 (Post 57797825)
Ron Ellis

Good answer. Anyone else? He retired in 81 so he probably is the last one.

MrBungle 01-18-2013 02:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cor99 (Post 57797237)
Mats Sundin if you turn a blind eye to the 1 year in Quebec

Sundin had four years in Quebec.

eyeball11 01-18-2013 02:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by stormtracker (Post 57798099)
Dan Daoust spent all but 4 of his over 500 games as a member of the Leafs.

That's an interesting one. Just barely missed.

eyeball11 01-18-2013 02:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mess (Post 57798125)
Ron Ellis - 1963-1981 = Total 16 seasons and all in Toronto.

Before him George "The Chief" Armstrong with 21 years 1949-1971, all in blue and white.

Prior to that the great Syl Apps from 1936-1948 for 10 years as a Leaf and only time off fighting for his country in a World War.

Interesting how few have been lifelong members.

sangreale 01-18-2013 02:46 PM

Well the history books say the quintessential Leaf was Teeder Kennedy. In the 70's there was still a guy in the Gardens who would shout out T E E D E R.

BertCorbeau 01-18-2013 02:47 PM

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Originally Posted by sangreale (Post 57798459)
Well the history books say the quintessential Leaf was Teeder Kennedy. In the 70's there was still a guy who would shout out T E E D E R.

:laugh: Fans should start doing that now

Mess 01-18-2013 02:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by eyeball11 (Post 57798425)
Interesting how few have been lifelong members.

Only 11 players through Leafs storied past began and ended and played ever NHL games as a menber of the Leafs that played 10 seasons or more.

George Armstrong - 1949-1971 - seasons 21
Ron Ellis - 1963-1981 - 16
Ted Kennedy - 1942-1957 - 14
Walter "Turk" Broda - 1936-1952 - 14
Sid Smith - 1946-1958 - 12
Nick Metz - 1934-1948 - 12
Reginald "Red" Horner - 1928-1940 - 12
Bob Davidson - 1934-1946 - 12
Tod Sloan - 1947-1958 - 10
Rudy Migay - 1949-1960 - 10
Syl Apps - 1936-1948 - 10

huge* 01-18-2013 03:01 PM

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Originally Posted by TmlHockeyFan (Post 57797493)
Nazem Kadri will be (hopefully).

True, when everyone realizes he sucks this year and is forced into retirement.


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