Some folks are more interested in letting their fists do the talking, be it on the ice or figuratively off the ice. Others, think it's best to be more pragmatic in their daily interactions.
Everyone also has that one friend who gets a little too comfy with swinging their proverbial hockey stick around. If you can't think of which of your friends that may be, take a quick peek in the mirror.
Some say that cooler heads prevail. Perhaps that's best suited for the team management. The players and their coaches may actually be better performers when they come to the rink with a bit of an edge.
There have been a lot of smart Toronto Maple Leafs over the years.
Ken Dryden, the former Hall of Fame goaltender and former President of the Leafs may be at the top of that list. He was a successful federal politician, a law school graduate, a published author, and even taught a course at McGill University.
This jack of all trades can be remembered as the person responsible for bringing one of the organization's top five all-time general managers, Pat Quinn, to Toronto and helping to sign Curtis Joseph.
Dryden isn't the only big brain to rep the Blue and White. There have been many wise players who have enjoyed their time as Toronto Maple Leafs. Mane of them have given us gold in their interview responses. This question uses former Leafs real quotes in a hypothetical situation.
Question 3: Which of the following would you text someone of interest, prior to joining them for a first date?
a) "Watching a shootout is like admitting you watch Survivor or search the internet for porn."
— Toronto Maple Leafs President Brendan Shanahan
b) ”I’ve got nothing to say, and I’m only going to say it once!”
— Floyd Smith, former Toronto Maple Leafs head coach
c) ”I get paid for the practices. I’d play the games for nothing.”
— Tim Horton, former Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman