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It's About Time Finally Toronto Maple Leafs Retire Numbers
« on: October 15, 2016, 10:35:29 PM »

TORONTO MAPLE LEAF HOCKEY CLUB RETIRED NUMBERS

NumberPlayer (years played with Maple Leafs)Date Retired
1Turk Broda (1937-52), Johnny Bower (1959-70)October 15, 2016
4Hap Day (1924-37), Red Kelly (1961-67)October 15, 2016
5Bill Barilko (1946-51)1951
6Ace Bailey (1926-33)February 14, 1934
7King Clancy (1931-37), Tim Horton (1950-70)October 15, 2016
9Ted Kennedy (1943-55; 1956-57), Charlie Conacher (1930-38)October 15, 2016
10Syl Apps (1937-43; 1945-48), George Armstrong (1950-69, 1970-71)October 15, 2016
13Mats Sundin (1994-2008)October 15, 2016
14Dave Keon (1960-75)October 15, 2016
17Wendel Clark (1985-94; 1996-98; 1999-2000)October 15, 2016
21Borje Salming (1973-89)October 15, 2016
27Frank Mahovlich (1957-68), Darryl Sittler (1970-82)October 15, 2016
93Doug Gilmour (1991-97; 2002-03)October 15, 2016
« Last Edit: October 17, 2016, 11:10:18 AM by NAFFAEL »

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Re: It's About Time Finally Toronto Maple Leafs Retire Numbers
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2016, 11:19:29 PM »
It's about time that the Leafs retired the numbers ... and included #14

Great ceremony, I kinda got a little misty when I saw Sittler tearing up and definitely shed a tear when they were all done and then said we have one more... and Keon appeared at the ice surface.  Very nice!



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Re: It's About Time Finally Toronto Maple Leafs Retire Numbers
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2016, 01:43:41 AM »
Great ceremony, I kinda got a little misty when I saw Sittler tearing up and definitely shed a tear when they were all done and then said we have one more... and Keon appeared at the ice surface.  Very nice!

That makes two of us and many more Leafs fans also.

Like you said great ceremony but what a disaster in lowering the banners.....

You'd think they'd have a dry run to make sure those knots or hooks unfurled properly.

It wasn't just one banner but almost all of them. :Iduno: :OPS :Iduno:

I was embarrassed for the players looking up at that happening....  :emb:

But at least we won the game.
« Last Edit: October 16, 2016, 01:46:59 AM by NAFFAEL »

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Re: It's About Time Finally Toronto Maple Leafs Retire Numbers
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2016, 11:36:09 AM »
Yes it was a shame about the banners. I also dont understand how that could have been allowed to happen. Still, it was a great night and one that's been lacking for many years. The whole 'honouring' of #s was foolish imo and it didn't give the respect due for those players. So much credit to Shanny and co. for making Keon feel like he was family again. I never would have believed it would have happened given the past history.

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Re: It's About Time Finally Toronto Maple Leafs Retire Numbers
« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2016, 01:28:58 PM »
I liked the idea of honored numbers. I wish they had only retired a couple of the all time greats, and kept the rest honored. This is maybe where I draw the line and would apply leafers top 100 stance. 
Honored number, sure. But no cup, no retired number.   
« Last Edit: October 16, 2016, 01:30:37 PM by B_Wforever »

 

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