#ESPNplayerNHL: Best Leafs player?
July, 11, 2014
By Paul Grant | ESPN.com
David Cooper/Getty ImagesCould you bear to have Doug Gilmour as the Leafs' top franchise player?Toronto Maple Leafs fans, you have no excuse. For some of the other teams lacking votes for our best franchise player project, I can see what's happening -- not enough history, not enough good players, not a big enough fan base. But the Leafs? The Buds? The Make Believes?
Seriously? We should have more votes for your team than any other.
What we're saying is we need your help selecting the top Leaf of all time. And what a wealth of players to choose from. Maybe that's the problem -- too much selection:
Mats Sundin, Wendel Clark, Darryl Sittler, Doug Gilmour, Borje Salming, Felix Potvin, Teeder Kennedy, Howie Meeker, Turk Broda, Curtis Joseph, Phil Kessel, Dave Keon, George Armstrong, Frank Mahovlich, Rick Vaive, Lanny McDonald, Tiger Williams, Baldy Cotton, Dion Phaneuf, Todd Gill, Rocky Saganiuk, Hap Day, Gary Roberts, Darcy Tucker, Jiri Crha. And that's just a partial list, some of which was serious.
Tell us who you feel is truly Mr. Maple Leaf. Who would be the one player to represent the Maple Leafs?
You can cast your ballot in three ways: in the comments section below, through our Facebook page or, if you're hitting us up from the Twitter, use the hashtag #ESPNplayerNHL.
Don't let that whole "1967" thing bring you down.