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Players for Monument outside ACC...
« on: August 13, 2014, 01:45:37 PM »
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Re: Players for Monument outside ACC...
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2014, 02:54:56 PM »
If they group them according to each era, then they'd have to include King Clancy (earliest Leaf era), the '40's either Kennedy or Broda, and possibly Barilko (who'll represent the '50's era).

For the '60's, maybe Keon or Armstrong, Horton, Bower. Possibly Mahovlich.

For the modern eras, Sittler, Salming, and Sundin.

A statue honouring the "the colonel", the late Conn Smythe should also be included.
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Re: Players for Monument outside ACC...
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2014, 03:39:04 PM »
Clancy, Keon, Salming

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Re: Players for Monument outside ACC...
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2014, 04:08:17 PM »
In case you missed it, LHF posted this in the media thread today:

LOL...... they announced there's gonna be a statue in front of the ACC representing Leafs from all eras... Sun comments are hysterical, the sort of thing I'd expect to read here:
"Modern day one will be an orange cone"
"The same orange cone we're currently paying 7 million a season?"
"Doesn't matter, it's still gonna be moving faster than any current Leaf"


There's almost nothing MLSE does that can't be made into pretty good low comedy.

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Re: Players for Monument outside ACC...
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2014, 05:19:04 PM »

I think if they're going to pluck someone from the earliest days of the franchise, or any era really, they should primarily focus on guys who were primarily Maple Leafs. So someone like Conacher or Bailey instead of Clancy.

Likewise, I'd hope they focused more on greatness than on a player's particular place within the franchise's mythology.
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Re: Players for Monument outside ACC...
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2014, 05:24:49 PM »
Yes the Conacher name is huge in Leaf lore. Bower, Horten, Keon, Sittler, Salming, Wendal, Sundin, Gilmour and of course we cannot forget the immortal Inge Hammerstrom.
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Re: Players for Monument outside ACC...
« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2014, 09:59:37 AM »
"The Toronto Maple Leafs announced on Thursday that Hall of Fame player Ted Kennedy, along with two other Leaf legends to be named next month, will be the first to be honoured with bronze statues on what the club will call 'Legends Row' in front of the Air Canada Centre."  http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=459390

Couldn't pick a better player to be announced first IMO.  Crazy how close he was to being a Hab before he signed with the Leafs while still in High School.

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Re: Players for Monument outside ACC...
« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2014, 02:03:32 PM »
Yes the Conacher name is huge in Leaf lore. Bower, Horten, Keon, Sittler, Salming, Wendal, Sundin, Gilmour and of course we cannot forget the immortal Inge Hammerstrom.

he can't be that immortal, you spelled it wrong. Hammarstrom probably wouldn't be offended though.

I like the choice of Kennedy first. But they gotta go with Sittler from the modern era. As much as I love Doug Gilmour, Sittler embodies Leafdom more. And I really thought they'd go back farther in history than Kennedy for the first one. Weird.

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« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2014, 02:30:05 PM »
is this a few a year? How many are intended?
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Re: Players for Monument outside ACC...
« Reply #9 on: August 14, 2014, 04:05:56 PM »
Yes the Conacher name is huge in Leaf lore. Bower, Horten, Keon, Sittler, Salming, Wendal, Sundin, Gilmour and of course we cannot forget the immortal Inge Hammerstrom.

he can't be that immortal, you spelled it wrong. Hammarstrom probably wouldn't be offended though.

I like the choice of Kennedy first. But they gotta go with Sittler from the modern era. As much as I love Doug Gilmour, Sittler embodies Leafdom more. And I really thought they'd go back farther in history than Kennedy for the first one. Weird.


That would have had to be King Clancy or Charlie Conacher for the earliest era.

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« Reply #10 on: August 14, 2014, 04:55:46 PM »
Hap Day. Syl Apps. Turk Broda. Johnny Bower. Red Horner. King Clancy. For the 'old days'

Mid days? Keon, Armstrong, Kennedy (as chosen!), Salming. Sentimentally Horton, although he played for Buffalo when he died.

Nowadays? Sittler.  Maybe Sundin. Maybe Gilmour.

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Re: Players for Monument outside ACC...
« Reply #11 on: August 14, 2014, 05:56:49 PM »
is this a few a year? How many are intended?

This is a rendering of what it's going to look like:


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Re: Players for Monument outside ACC...
« Reply #12 on: August 15, 2014, 12:14:45 PM »
Puckdaddy asked if the players are "fleeing the team" and a twitterer piped up asking if they would "stop building it with 20% left to go"....made me laugh. Well cry too but...
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Re: Players for Monument outside ACC...
« Reply #13 on: August 18, 2014, 03:33:23 PM »
Ill be disappointed if Jay McClement doesn't get a place
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Re: Players for Monument outside ACC...
« Reply #14 on: August 18, 2014, 03:37:38 PM »
Ill be disappointed if Jay McClement doesn't get a place

And on the plus side, if you decide to turn him into a statue you can just leave the hands as is.
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