Toronto Maple Leafs: All-time team

Tyler Hill@@tyler_hillVPAnalyst IAugust 6, 2008

 As this weeks Open Mic has asked I give you The Toronto Maple Leafs All Time team. I will present them in lines and at the end of each line I will give the reason.

 Line 1:     Wendel Clarke           Darrel Sittler             Doug Gilmour                            

  As if these guys even needs a reason, the are the best Leafs to ever put on the jersey. Together they have a total of 994 goals, and 2976 points.

Line 2:     Tiger Williams            Mats Sundin              Lanny McDonald            

Williams racked up 513 pints in his career and possibly the most memerable  Leaf in history. Sundin while I don't beleaf he needs any reason, if he does than how about 1,321 points. McDonald finished his career with 500 goals and 1,006 points.

Line 3:     Frank Mahovlich        Davey Keon               George Armstrong   

Remember that magical '67 team, the last Maple Leafs cup team, well these guys were all on it, you put these guys on the ice together return of the magic!

Line 4:    Dave Anderchuck       Bruce Boudreau          Ric Vaive/ Tie Domi

 Dave Anderchuck may not be remembered as leaf like most guys on this list but he still belong hear with 640 goals and 1,338 points. Boudreau may not be skilled amazingly fast forward but he was good in his time. Ric Vaive or Tie Domi, both these guys deserve a spot but I don't know which one.

 Defense:

Line 1:                      Bob Baun                   Borje Salming

Bob Baun was the man that scored one of the most memorable goals in leaf history win he won the Leafs a cup playing on a broken ankle. Borje Salming a great playmaking defenseman that was no slack back a "D".

Line 2:                     Red Kelly                    Tomas Kaberle

Eight time All-Star and the 1954 Norris trophy winner, thats all I need to say about Bob Baun. Tomas Kaberle an olimpian and All-Star Kaberle has has 402 points in his career.

Line 3:                   Tim Horton                   Dmitry Yushkevich

Tim Horton, 14 time All-Star which included 11 first team All-Star appearances. The 2000 All-Star game saw Yushkevich who was not the best defenseman too ever lace up but he was a solid guy. 

Goalies:

  Starting: Johnny Bower.   Back-up Felix "The Cat" Potvin/ Turk Borda

 Johnny Bower is the Best Maple Leafs Goalie in HISTORY. Felix "The Cat" or Turk Broda both deserving, but they came from much different generation's.

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