It would be called the Toronto Maple Leafs, because Toronto is more or less the pride of Canada, which in its flag has a huge red maple leaf on it. Just like the Washington Capitals the logo and team name is used to represent their respected countries.
Hate to break it to the above poster but he's wrong. In 1927, Conn Smythe bought the Toronto St. Pats NHL team and quickly renamed them the Maple Leafs. The current Canadian flag was adopted in 1965.
The truth is nobody knows why they are actually called the Maple Leafs. Some speculate it was after a local minor league baseball team also called the Toronto Maple Leafs. The most common belief is that they were named after a World War 1 Battalion which Smythe was apart of although we probably will never know for sure.
The team was named in 1927 and was named in honor of the Maple Leaf Regiment from World War I. As the regiment is a proper noun, its plural is formed by adding a simple 's' creating Maple Leafs (not Maple Leaves).
The teams original name was Toronto Saint Patricks. Then the name changed to be more patriotic towards Canada.
The standard plural of leaf is leaves, not leafs.
Yes. The Toronto Maple Leafs have won 11 Stanley Cups since they changed their name to the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Many refer to the Toronto Maple Leafs as the "Leafs". There other nickname are the "Buds" but not too many leaf fans call them that
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The Toronto Maple Leaf hockey franchise began in the newly-formed National Hockey League (NHL) as the Toronto Arenas (1917-1919). It became the Toronto St. Patricks from 1919 to 1926. Conn Smythe purchased the franchise and renamed it the Toronto Maple Leafs, which it has been since 1927.
This depends on if you count all 13 of the Maple Leafs' Stanley Cups. The Detroit Red Wings have won 11 Stanley Cups. The Toronto Maple Leafs have won 13 Stanley Cups: 11 as the Toronto Maple Leafs, and one each as the Toronto Arenas and the Toronto St. Patricks. The name was changed from Arenas to St. Patricks in 1919 and from the St. Patricks to the Maple Leafs in 1927.
Conn Smythe renamed the Toronto St. Pats the Maple Leafs when he bought them due to his strong patriotic feelings toward Canada's national emblem.
The Toronto Maple Leafs were founded in 1917 as a charter member of the NHL, although the franchise was simply known as "Toronto" at the time. Today we refer to them as the Toronto Arenas, since they were owned and operated by the Toronto Arena Company. In 1919 the NHL transfered the team to new owners who named it the Toronto St. Patricks. In 1927 the team was sold to Conn Smythe, who renamed them the Maple Leafs.
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They were a charter member of the NHL in 1917, competing without a nickname for the 1917-18 season. They became the Toronto Arenas in 1918 and the St. Pats in 1919 before being Purchased by Conn Smythe in 1927 and having their name changed to the Toronto Maple Leafs.
the Maple Leafs is the name of a hockey team in the city of Toronto in the province of Ontario which is a province in Canada.
The player is the best leaf ever and that is Wendel Clark
On June 10th 2008 the Toronto Maple Leafs named Ron Wilson as their new Head Coach succeeding the unsuccessful Paul Maurice who did not make the playoffs in each of the two seasons he coached the team