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Some Awful Leafs Helmets From Yesteryear

Here is another classic video I stumbled upon from MapleLeafsUnofficial. With so many terrible helmet options to choose from, it must have been hard for them to narrow the list down to just 11. There is a nice eclectic mix of different era’s and positions in the rankings as well. No one in Leafs history it seems was immune from wearing an atrocious piece of hockey headgear.

Initially I thought putting Mike Foligno and Mats Sundin at numbers 10 And 11 respectively was way too low, but even their grossly misshapen salad bowls couldn’t compete with some of the others on the list.

Lanny McDonald’s bucket looks like he may have swiped it from the set of the movie Spartacus. I’m not entirely sure what that middle bar was protecting other than possibly his nose, and it seems like it would screw up your field of vision.

Mark Osborne’s was underrated in my opinion and should have been much higher on the list. It was essentially a football helmet and Thurman Thomas wore a similar model for the Buffalo Bills in the early 1990’s.

I don’t remember many photos of Johnny Bower wearing a mask, but for some reason in this shot he ripped the windshield off a 1957 Chevy Nomad and strapped it to his face.

As for number one, well, that one speaks for itself.


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