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07-25-2013, 10:48 PM
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Unsung Leafs Of the Past

Thought I would try this out for those who are older and have watched the Leafs and had some fav's.

For me my first fav when I first starting watching was Mike (shaky) Walton. But overall for me it was Darryl Sittler, Borje Salming, Lanny McDonald and Mike Palmateer. For the unsung, there was a no more devastating open ice hitter than Brian Glennie. Not a lot of natural talent but man could he deliver a open ice check

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07-25-2013, 10:56 PM
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I wouldn't really call Sittler, Salming, or McDonald "unsung" players. I guess you could consider them "underrated", but they're definitely widely regarded for their success on the ice.

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personally, i would be thinking Yuskevich(sp?) or Markov were two excellent defenders who arent really talked about alot.

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Bryan McCabe.

Hounded on just as much as Dion is. Guy played well here.

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Definitely Thomas Kaberle. The way he was unceremoniously chased from here by Brian Burke was the one thing I always disliked about the GM's tenure. Everything else I could either agree with or live with (well, maybe not Wilson's longevity).

But Kaberle was one of the very best offensive defensemen the team has ever seen, one of the top statistical defensemen in the league from the lockout to the year he was traded from Toronto, and yet he is never even mentioned when talking about great Leafs.

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I used ti love Robert Svehla.

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Definitely Thomas Kaberle. The way he was unceremoniously chased from here by Brian Burke was the one thing I always disliked about the GM's tenure. Everything else I could either agree with or live with (well, maybe not Wilson's longevity).

But Kaberle was one of the very best offensive defensemen the team has ever seen, one of the top statistical defensemen in the league from the lockout to the year he was traded from Toronto, and yet he is never even mentioned when talking about great Leafs.
Yeah I loved Kabs

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Travis Green was one of my favorite players. No idea why, but loved his game.

Steve Thomas, and Shayne Corson were also favs of mine

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Not that he wasn't appreciated, but Zezel is always my answer to this question. Good a third line centre as you're ever gonna want.

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During the magical 92/93 season, the Leafs were well on their way to 99 points when the Silver Fox conjured up yet another piece of magic. Off the waiver wire, from the New York Islanders he plucked one Bill Berg. Leaf coach Pat Burns famously said "I wouldn't know him if I ran him over with my car" when asked about the transaction, cementing Bill Berg in Leaf lore regardless of what he did on the ice. Once he did step on the ice however, he formed the most formidable checking line in the NHL along with Peter Zezel and Mark Osborne. He was absolutely crucial in shutting down the collection of future hall of famers like Yzerman, Fedorov and Coffee in Detroit before doing the same to guys like Shanahan and Hull in St. Louis. He did the same against Gretzky and the Kings, and would have smothered somebody on Montreal in the finals as well if Kerry Fraser wasn't a dick. The guy never gets much credit, but his bang and crash, hard working (with hands of cement) style was much needed and should be remembered.

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Berg is a good choice. Probably more fitting even then Zezel if 'unsung' is the guideline.

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Bryan McCabe.

Hounded on just as much as Dion is. Guy played well here.
First name that popped into my head. Rough way to leave.

Steve Thomas. Stumpy was clutch.

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Yeah I loved Kabs
Same here for sure.

I always loved Corson and Valk. I'll never forget this

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Also worth mentioning is Alyn McCauley. His and Gary Roberts' playoff performances in 01-02 were legendary

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Definitely Thomas Kaberle. The way he was unceremoniously chased from here by Brian Burke was the one thing I always disliked about the GM's tenure. Everything else I could either agree with or live with (well, maybe not Wilson's longevity).

But Kaberle was one of the very best offensive defensemen the team has ever seen, one of the top statistical defensemen in the league from the lockout to the year he was traded from Toronto, and yet he is never even mentioned when talking about great Leafs.
Yes, his puck moving ability was easily at the elite level. Those long range passes were getting into realm Pronger. His defensive game was average, but when Kaberle had the puck, he could turn anyone into a threat. It's a bit ironic that he never shot the puck considering that he could see open scoring lanes quite well.

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personally, i would be thinking Yuskevich(sp?) or Markov were two excellent defenders who arent really talked about alot.
Yuskevich was certainly under appreciated as was Danil Markov. Good defenceman that you'd always want on your team.

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07-26-2013, 02:23 AM
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guys that bled blue/play leaf hockey..
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Travis Green was one of my favorite players. No idea why, but loved his game.

Steve Thomas, and Shayne Corson were also favs of mine
Here are mine:
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-Ian Turnbull
-Shayne Corson
-Gary Roberts
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I wouldn't really call Sittler, Salming, or McDonald "unsung" players. I guess you could consider them "underrated", but they're definitely widely regarded for their success on the ice.
You know you are right I didn't mean they were unsung just that those were my fav's but my "unsung" fav was Brian Glennie. I should have worded it better thanks

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07-26-2013, 10:37 AM
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Robert Svehla. He was our best all-around dman his one year here (better than Kaberle and McCabe). It's a shame he unexpectedly retired after that year, that was a huge loss for that team.

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07-26-2013, 10:39 AM
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Not that he wasn't appreciated, but Zezel is always my answer to this question. Good a third line centre as you're ever gonna want.
Excellent choice as well as Aki Berg who may have been the best bottom pair defenseman in the modern era of this Team.

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The fact he hasn't been mention yet gives testament to the fact that Ron Ellis was an unsung as it gets.

I keep meaning to initiate a campaign to have him honoured by the team.

Ron Ellis is the All-time unsung player in Leaf history.

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The fact he hasn't been mention yet gives testament to the fact that Ron Ellis was an unsung as it gets.

I keep meaning to initiate a campaign to have him honoured by the team.

Ron Ellis is the All-time unsung player in Leaf history.
Good one there.

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hmmm in no particular order..

silvain lefebvre (shutdown)
steve thomas (scored some HUGE goals)
danny markhov (big heart)
shayne corson (playoff shadowing)
mike foligno (unnoticed dirty work)

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