The Toronto Maple Leafs are one of the most historic franchises in all of sports. While team success may have eluded them for the past half-century, it hasn’t always been due to a lack of talent. Some of the NHL’s all-time greatest players have donned the blue and white, and currently, 58 members of the Hockey Hall of Fame have at one point called themselves Maple Leafs, with a number of others (Joe Thornton, Alex Mogilny) expected to be inducted in the coming years.
However, anyone who has followed this team closely knows that many of those Hall of Famers aren’t exactly known for their career as Maple Leafs. While some of the greatest players in NHL history such as Eric Lindros, Joe Thornton, and Pierre Pilote may have played for the blue and white, it was often near the end of their careers, with their best years long behind them.
That said, it’s time to ask a very important question. What if the Toronto Maple Leafs acquired these players in their prime? In fact, what if everyone who ever played for Toronto was in their prime, including the guys who were great for a season or …
Author: Filipe Dimas / The Leafs Nation