14 Facts About Toronto Maple Leafs

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

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2. In 1937, veins were added to the leaf and "Toronto Maple Leafs" curved downwards at the ends instead of upwards.

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3. The Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Red Wings in five of their six meetings.

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4. The Toronto Maple Leafs were found to be the most favoured team in Prince Edward Island, with 24 percent of respondents favouring the Leafs; and the second favourite team in Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland and Labrador.

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5. On July 1, 2015, the Toronto 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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6. On February 6, 2015, the Toronto Maple Leafs set a new franchise record of 11 consecutive games without a win.

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

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8. On January 31, 2010, the Toronto 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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9. On June 30, 2006, the Toronto Maple Leafs bought out fan-favourite Tie Domi's contract.

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10. The Toronto Maple Leafs went on to enjoy a very successful regular season, leading the NHL at the time of the All-Star Game.

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11. The Toronto Maple Leafs lost to Philadelphia in seven games during the first round of the 2003 playoffs.

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12. On February 13, 1999, the Toronto 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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13. The Toronto Maple Leafs managed to make the post-season as well as the Cup finals.

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14. Under the new ownership, Toronto Maple Leafs won another three straight Stanley Cups.

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