Toronto Maple Leafs' woeful history is enough to cheer up any fan of the Vancouver Canucks
On what has been a difficult week for Canucks fans, here is some salve for the wounds. While Canucks fans are tired of hearing about the Toronto Maple Leafs, it does make some sense, given that the national media are headquartered in TO and most of the people who cover hockey are going to be fans of their home team.
It will only get worse now that TSN and Sportsnet’s parent companies, Bell and Rogers, each own 37.5 percent of Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment, which owns the Leafs. Bell's parent also owns a 15 percent stake in the Globe and Mail, which is based in Toronto.
However, the reality is that the Maple Leafs were getting too much credit long before most of us were even born.
• Last Stanley Cup: 1967
• Last Norris Trophy (best defenceman): Since the trophy was introduced in 1953/54, no Leaf has won it.
• Last Hart Trophy (MVP): Ted Kennedy 1955
• Last Art Ross Trophy (scoring champ): Since the trophy was introduced in 1947/1948, no Leaf has won it. Gordie Drillon won the NHL scoring championship in 1938 while playing for the Leafs.
• Last Calder Trophy winner (rookie of the year): Brit Selby 1966
• Last Vezina Trophy winners (goaltending): Johnny Bower, Terry Sawchuk 1965
• Last postseason First All-Star Team selections: Syl Apps and Gordie Drillon 1939
• Hometown of the Hockey Hall of Fame: Toronto
• Team with most members of the Hockey Hall of Fame: Toronto with 56