Saturday, April 9, 2016
THE PAST & FUTURE
On April 9, 1932, in their new home at Maple Leaf Gardens, the Toronto Maple Leafs defeated the New York Rangers 6-4 to capture their first Stanley Cup.
Tonight, the current Leafs close out their regular season schedule in New Jersey against the Devils. Unlike the '32 club, these Maple Leafs will not participate in the post-season action.
But there is hope for the future. The Leafs dismal season will place them high up in the Draft this summer and through trades and free agent signings, they should be in a position to ice a much improved team next autumn.
One thing is certain, with Toronto embarking on their centennial year, 2016-17 will be loaded with celebrations and stories on the rich history of this franchise.