Syl Apps Toronto Maple Leafs Captain 1940-43, 1945-48

Syl Apps

This series of the great team captains of the Toronto Maple Leafs was first published in April of 2012 by Mark Ascione. Here we present one of the Leafs long-time …

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Toronto Maple Leafs Team Captains

  Bert Corbeau 1925-1927 Clarence ‘Hap’ Day 1927-1937 Charlie ‘The Big Bomber’ Conacher 1937-38 George ‘Red’ Horner 1938-40 ‘Slippery’ Syl Apps 1940-1943, 1945-48 Bob Davidson 1943-45 Ted ‘Teeder’ Kennedy 1948-1955, …

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TML Captains: Ted Kennedy 1948-1955, 1956-57

TML Captains is a series that profiles the men who ‘wore the C’ for one of the NHL’s charter franchises. Previously featured were Charlie Conacher, Red Horner, Syl Apps and …

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Defining Tim Thomas’ legacy with the Boston Bruins

I didn’t want to write about Tim Thomas today. Or yesterday. Or even tomorrow.

But when Peter Chiarelli confirmed today that Thomas’ agent approached him in the beginning of May suggesting that the Bruins goaltender was considering sitting out the 2012-13 season, something had to be said.

Just a year ago, Thomas was the biggest story in hockey–maybe even one of the biggest stories in sports. He capped off an unbelievable 2010-11 season by winning the Stanley Cup, the Conn Smythe and the Vezina Trophy, all within a week of one another. Thomas was on top of the hockey world, and why not? The 38-year old, Michigan native had reached what would be the pinnacle of his career.

Only one place to go from there, you know.

Trophy Talk: Revisiting the Conn Smythe Favorites

Henrik Lundqvist 2012

We have reached the halfway point of the NHL playoffs and there are some very clear Conn Smythe candidates separating themselves from the pack.  Many of the opening round contenders …

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TML Captains: Red Horner 1938-40

TML Captains is a series that profiles the men who ‘wore the C’ for one of the NHL’s charter franchises. Previously featured were Bert Corbeau, Hap Day and Charlie Conacher. …

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