A couple of days ago, the Toronto Maple Leafs announced that Ted “Teeder” Kennedy would be the first of three players announced for “Legend’s Row”, a plan to have a group of Leafs’ legends to be immortalized in front of the Air Canada Center.
The other two have been decided and will be announced early in September. Previous to Kennedy’s announcement, it had been rumored that at least one of the three legend’s announced would be posthumously honored. Kennedy obviously fills that role. So will the next two legends be still living?
The Leafs have numerous legends that could be in line to be named down the road. There’s early Leafs like Syl Apps and Turk Broda. Leafs from the 60’s dynasty such as Frank Mahovlich, Johnny Bower and Dave Keon are also considered some of the best Leafs of all time. What about more recent Leafs such as Daryl Sittler, Borje Salming, Doug Gilmour, Wendel Clark, Mats Sundin or Curtis Joseph?
What the Leafs are doing is pretty ingenious. Instead of just honoring one player like many other teams, the Leafs are going to do something unprecedented. This is all leading up to the Leafs 100th anniversary coming up in 2017.