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05-15-2005, 12:40 AM
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Originally Posted by Wetcoaster
He played longer in Toronto than for any other team, basically half his 22 year pro hockey career was in TO.

I am surprised Mahovolich was not listed in the poll. Out of the players listed in the poll my choice would be Syl Apps who IMHO just noses out Charlie Conacher. Note Apps only played 10 seasons for the Leafs and Conacher played 9 seasons - both less than the Big M.

Also you would have to give some consideration to Gordie Drillon who in a fairly short NHL career was the last Leafs player to lead the NHL in scoring in 1938, won the lady Byng and was an all-star three times.
Yes I realise that Apps and Conacher played fewer seasons than Mahovlich, but they are clearly Leafs and nothing else.

It was probably just an oversight that left the Big M off the poll. I find it hard to argue with your choice.

Thanks for bringing up Drillon. I had heard his name but knew little about him, so now I will go learn more.

Question: Did Mahovlich ever win a Hart trophy? And what other Leafs won a Hart? I know Kennedy won it once.

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