9 Facts About Maple Leafs

1. In 1947, the "Toronto Maple Leafs" lettering was in red for a short time.

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2. Detroit Red Wings and the Maple Leafs are both Original Six teams, playing their first game together in 1927.

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3. On July 1, 2015, the Maple Leafs packaged Kessel in a multi-player deal to the Pittsburgh Penguins in return for three skaters, including Kasperi Kapanen, a conditional first round pick, and a third round pick.

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4. On February 6, 2015, the Maple Leafs set a new franchise record of 11 consecutive games without a win.

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5. On January 6, 2015, the Maple Leafs fired Randy Carlyle as head coach, and assistant coach Peter Horachek took over on an interim basis immediately.

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6. On January 31, 2010, the Maple Leafs made another high-profile trade, this time with the Calgary Flames in a seven-player deal that brought defenceman Dion Phaneuf to Toronto.

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7. On November 29, 2008, the Maple Leafs hired Brian Burke as their 13th non-interim, and the first American, general manager in team history.

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8. On June 30, 2006, the Maple Leafs bought out fan-favourite Tie Domi's contract.

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9. On February 13, 1999, the Maple Leafs played their final game at the Gardens before moving to their new home at the then-Air Canada Centre.

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