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Re: Players for Monument outside ACC...
« Reply #105 on: September 10, 2014, 04:14:11 PM »
What a monumental discussion…I do bow out…sorry if I hurt anyones feelings.
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« Reply #106 on: September 25, 2014, 03:13:47 PM »
I live right by the ACC and walk by Legend's Row on regular basis. There are people of all ages taking pictures with the statues all the time.

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« Reply #107 on: November 14, 2014, 11:06:44 PM »
The Leafs announced that Borje Salming will be the next Leaf to be honoured on Legends Row.   He was, and will always be, one of my favourite Leaf players of all time. Quite simply, one of the greatest Leaf defencemen to ever don the blue and white.

“Salming deserves credit for helping to open the doors in the NHL for many of the European players that followed,” Leafs president Brendan Shanahan said, via press release. “Borje was offensively gifted but he was especially loved by Toronto fans for his toughness and he will make an outstanding addition to Legends Row.”

“Wearing the Toronto Maple Leaf sweater for 16 seasons was a great honour, but to be recognized among some of the top players with a statue on Legends Row, especially with my teammate Darryl Sittler, is something I couldn’t have imagined,” said Salming. “I always look back on my time in Toronto with fondness and enjoy the chance to visit every chance I get. The chance to come back for the statue unveiling next September with my family will be very special.”



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« Reply #108 on: November 15, 2014, 10:44:25 AM »
If Salming could play at his peak right now for the Leafs, he alone may have been enough to make this team a contender.  He played like a true Viking, my favorite D of all time.
Its great he is honoured this way.
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« Reply #109 on: November 15, 2014, 05:39:36 PM »
I honestly found it insulting to Borje that he was not there to begin with. It is very awesome for him. I am really happy.

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Re: Players for Monument outside ACC...
« Reply #110 on: February 21, 2015, 02:46:56 PM »
2 more additions will be announced today.

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« Reply #111 on: February 21, 2015, 02:48:12 PM »
2 more additions will be announced today.

Surely it's Franson and Santorelli.

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« Reply #112 on: February 21, 2015, 03:05:14 PM »
2 more additions will be announced today.

It'll be a carving of a first round pick and a prospect.
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Re: Players for Monument outside ACC...
« Reply #113 on: February 21, 2015, 03:12:56 PM »
Keon and Shack???
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Re: Players for Monument outside ACC...
« Reply #114 on: February 21, 2015, 05:50:19 PM »
2 more additions will be announced today.

Surely it's Franson and Santorelli.

McLaren and Orr for definite
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Re: Players for Monument outside ACC...
« Reply #115 on: February 22, 2015, 10:38:28 AM »
The late Syl Apps and George Armstrong.

...said Toronto Maple Leafs President Brendan Shanahan...“Both Syl and George led their respective teams through two different eras of the team’s glory days with Hall of Fame careers and left a lasting legacy for future generations of Maple Leaf players to look up to.”

Armstrong spent his whole NHL career — 21 seasons — with the Maple Leafs, winning four Stanley Cups with the squad during their run in the 1960s, including the Leafs’ last Cup win in 1967.

Apps also spent his entire career with the Leafs, playing 10 seasons with the club and winning three Stanley Cups (1942, 1947, 1948). Apps died in 1998. He was represented at the ceremony by his son.



http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/apps-armstrong-join-leafs-legends-row/

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« Reply #116 on: March 17, 2015, 09:29:44 PM »
The late Syl Apps and George Armstrong.

...said Toronto Maple Leafs President Brendan Shanahan...“Both Syl and George led their respective teams through two different eras of the team’s glory days with Hall of Fame careers and left a lasting legacy for future generations of Maple Leaf players to look up to.”

Armstrong spent his whole NHL career — 21 seasons — with the Maple Leafs, winning four Stanley Cups with the squad during their run in the 1960s, including the Leafs’ last Cup win in 1967.

Apps also spent his entire career with the Leafs, playing 10 seasons with the club and winning three Stanley Cups (1942, 1947, 1948). Apps died in 1998. He was represented at the ceremony by his son.



http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/apps-armstrong-join-leafs-legends-row/

I was hoping for Keon. ;)   However, Apps and Armstrong (as in George ;D) are both good choices!

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« Reply #117 on: March 18, 2015, 06:04:59 AM »
The late Syl Apps and George Armstrong.

...said Toronto Maple Leafs President Brendan Shanahan...“Both Syl and George led their respective teams through two different eras of the team’s glory days with Hall of Fame careers and left a lasting legacy for future generations of Maple Leaf players to look up to.”

Armstrong spent his whole NHL career — 21 seasons — with the Maple Leafs, winning four Stanley Cups with the squad during their run in the 1960s, including the Leafs’ last Cup win in 1967.

Apps also spent his entire career with the Leafs, playing 10 seasons with the club and winning three Stanley Cups (1942, 1947, 1948). Apps died in 1998. He was represented at the ceremony by his son.



http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/apps-armstrong-join-leafs-legends-row/

I was hoping for Keon. ;)   However, Apps and Armstrong (as in George ;D) are both good choices!

I'm not convinced that we see Keon as one of those players to be honest.  A fantastic player, a guy who certainly got screwed by Ballard but he has been pretty ornery about all things Maple Leafs ever since.  Even his somewhat surprising appearance a few years ago for the Cup anniversary he couldn't even look excited to be there like the other guys and I think he even made a comment or two around the event that it was entirely to be there for his teammates and had little to do with the actual Maple Leafs component.

He also has that stance of refusing to have his number honoured unless it gets retired.  That one actually bugs me because noone else seems to have that problem.  And personally, unless a guy is someone like a Wayne Gretzky I don't really see why a number has to be retired.  If a young player comes in and wants to wear Sundin's 13, let him.  It doesn't diminish Sundin unless the guy ends up being a better career player and then you can't call Sundin the best #13 in Leafs history.

I don't think you get an ok from Keon to put a statue up at this point.

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« Reply #118 on: March 18, 2015, 08:03:50 AM »
The late Syl Apps and George Armstrong.

...said Toronto Maple Leafs President Brendan Shanahan...“Both Syl and George led their respective teams through two different eras of the team’s glory days with Hall of Fame careers and left a lasting legacy for future generations of Maple Leaf players to look up to.”

Armstrong spent his whole NHL career — 21 seasons — with the Maple Leafs, winning four Stanley Cups with the squad during their run in the 1960s, including the Leafs’ last Cup win in 1967.

Apps also spent his entire career with the Leafs, playing 10 seasons with the club and winning three Stanley Cups (1942, 1947, 1948). Apps died in 1998. He was represented at the ceremony by his son.



http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/apps-armstrong-join-leafs-legends-row/

I was hoping for Keon. ;)   However, Apps and Armstrong (as in George ;D) are both good choices!

I'm not convinced that we see Keon as one of those players to be honest.  A fantastic player, a guy who certainly got screwed by Ballard but he has been pretty ornery about all things Maple Leafs ever since.  Even his somewhat surprising appearance a few years ago for the Cup anniversary he couldn't even look excited to be there like the other guys and I think he even made a comment or two around the event that it was entirely to be there for his teammates and had little to do with the actual Maple Leafs component.

He also has that stance of refusing to have his number honoured unless it gets retired.  That one actually bugs me because noone else seems to have that problem.  And personally, unless a guy is someone like a Wayne Gretzky I don't really see why a number has to be retired.  If a young player comes in and wants to wear Sundin's 13, let him.  It doesn't diminish Sundin unless the guy ends up being a better career player and then you can't call Sundin the best #13 in Leafs history.

I don't think you get an ok from Keon to put a statue up at this point.

Why not. He was part of 4 Stanley cup winners. He should be a shoe IN.

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Re: Players for Monument outside ACC...
« Reply #119 on: March 18, 2015, 08:17:51 AM »
He also has that stance of refusing to have his number honoured unless it gets retired.  That one actually bugs me because noone else seems to have that problem.  And personally, unless a guy is someone like a Wayne Gretzky I don't really see why a number has to be retired.

Aren't all honours A) relatively unnecessary and B) typically measured by their exclusivity and permanence?
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