The Toronto Maple Leafs season has been postponed so there’s no better time to debate the Leafs all-time starting line-up.
One thing that makes the Toronto Maple Leafs franchise so special is it’s history.
Sure, the team hasn’t won a Stanley Cup since 1967, but the team has seen plenty of superstars since.
To breakdown each decade after that Stanley Cup, Lanny McDonald and Darryl Sittler led the Leafs only missing the playoffs once in the 70s. Harold Ballard then ruined the team in the 80s, with Cliff Fletcher, Pat Burns and Doug Gimour regaining fans hope in the 90s.
The early 2000s teams came very close to reaching the Finals, but came up short, which became the consistent narrative at the end of the decade.
The team continued to be a laughing stock midway through the 2010s until the ‘Shana-plan’ arrived and the Leafs have been relevant ever since.
Although 53 years of history has just been explained in a few short sentences, there have been hundreds of great players who have worn the Blue-and-White since 1917.
With that said, we’re going to list the all-time staring line-up for the Leafs: