Draft Schmaft – The Maple Leafs First Round Draft V – 1974-1977

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Coach Red Kelly had a mix of experience and youth for 1973-74, resulting in a playoff berth for the Leafs. Draftees Sittler, McDonald, Turnbull and Ferguson, along with free agent …

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Draft Schmaft – The Maple Leafs First Round Draft IV 1973

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In the spring of 1973, the Maple Leafs missed the playoffs again after exiting in the first round the previous 2 seasons. In the off-season, Jim Gregory and his staff …

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Draft Schmaft – The Maple Leafs First Round Draft 1971-72: Part III Something Brewing

By the summer of 1970, the Maple Leafs were a team that had fallen quickly from the pinnacle of NHL success. The Stanley Cup in 1967 was followed by playoff …

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Draft Schmaft – The Maple Leafs First Round Draft 1968-70: Part II Selwood and Sittler

In the spring of 1968, the defending Stanley Cup champion Toronto Maple Leafs failed to make the playoffs. While many players remained from the championship team, some key players such …

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