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Q: When did the leafs change their name from st pats to maple leafs?
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How did Toronto get there name the Maple Leafs?

The team used to be known as the Toronto Arenas, and later as the Toronto St Pats. Conn Smythe bought the Toronto St Pats in 1927 and changed their name to Toronto Maple Leafs.


Why did Toronto get there name the maple leafs?

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.


Why are the Toronto Maple Leafs not the Toronto Maple Leaves?

The team was named by Conn Smythe, a military man, who had the Toronto franchise name changed from the St. Pats to Maple Leafs, the name of a World War I fighting unit, the Maple Leaf Regiment. He also switched the uniform colours to blue and white from green and white. See the related link for further information.


What year did the Toronto Maple Leafs first start playing in the NHL?

They began play as the Maple Leafs in 1927. before that they were charter members of the NHL in 1917 as the St. Pats, and before that the Toroto Arenas, or blueshirts.


When did the Toronto Maple Leafs play their first game?

They began play as the Maple Leafs in 1927. before that they were charter members of the NHL in 1917 as the St. Pats, and before that the Toroto Arenas, or blueshirts.Read more: What_year_did_the_Toronto_Maple_Leafs_first_start_playing_in_the_NHL


Which NHL was once called the St. Patricks?

The Toronto St. Pats played from 1919-1927. They are now the Maple Leafs


Which two Toronto Maple Leafs St. Pats jerseys are retired worn by Bill Barilko and Ace Bailey?

#5 and #6


How many stanley cups has the Montreal maple leafs won?

None. There has never been a team named the Montreal Maple Leafs in the NHL. Perhaps you are thinking of the Montreal Canadiens (24) or the Toronto Maple Leafs (11, 13 if you count the Cups won under their previous names Toronto St. Pats and Toronto "Arenas").


What year were the Toronto maple leafs formed?

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.


Why would a team from Toronto be called the maple leafs?

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.


When did Harold Ballard become owner of the Toronto Maple Leafs?

Conn Smythe bought the Toronto St Pats franchise in the National Hockey League on February 14, 1927, and immediately changed the team's name to Maple Leafs. In the early sixties, Smythe sold Maple Leaf Gardens to Harold Ballard, John Bassett, and his son, Stafford Smythe. Bassett sold his shares to Ballard and Stafford Smythe in September 1971. After Stafford Smythe died, on October 13, 1971, Ballard bought Smythe's shares from Smythe's estate in February 1972, and took over control of the Leafs.


In what years did the maple leafs win the cup?

The Toronto team known as the Maple Leafs won the Cup in the following seasons: 1931/32, 1941/42, 1944/45, 1946/47, 1947/48, 1948/49, 1950/51, 1962/63, 1963/64, and 1966/67. Also, before changing their name to the Maple Leafs, the Toronto St. Pats won in 1921/22 and an unnamed Toronto team (sometimes called the Arenas) won in 1918/19. As well, in the years preceding the formation of the NHL, a Toronto team called the Blueshirts won twice in 1914 when the Cup was a challenge trophy and a winning team could be challenged by another team at almost any time.

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