GOODBYE BABY Leafs, hello Marlboro Men. In a move that reflects Hogtown's rich hockey history, the St. John's Maple Leafs are expected to be renamed the Toronto Marlboros when the American Hockey League franchise relocates from the Rock to the Ricoh Coliseum in the coming months.
there has been no official announcement. not a word publically from the leafs.
they decided on the name back in november and were going to announce it december 1 when the baby leafs were in toronto. but the leafs staff didn't know that ahl players have gameday routines, so those plans were scrapped.
the first report i saw about it was in december. the first report in the toronto media was march 1 i guess.