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Report: Leafs to add statues of former greats for centennial

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TSN.ca Staff
8/13/2014 2:37:22 PM
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The Toronto Maple Leafs announced they will unveil plans to a new team legacy initiative that will honour the club's former greats on Thursday.

Team President Brendan Shanahan will be joined by alumni at the Air Canada Centre for the announcement.

According to The Toronto Sun, the plan is to place three life-sized statues of Maple Leafs legends near the arena's West entrance, with a long-term plan to add at least three more each year leading up the club's centennial anniversary in 2017-2018. 

Names could include former Leaf greats such as Dave Keon, Darryl Sittler, Tim Horton, Johnny Bower, Borje Salming, Frank Mahovlich, Bill Barilko, King Clancy and Doug Gilmour.

The Sun adds that one name - of a now-deceased Leafs legend - will be announced on Thursday with his family in attendence while the other two will be announced at the team's Fan Fest on Sept. 5.

On Tuesday, TSN Senior Correspondent Rick Westhead reported that the Leafs also plan to award Stanley Cup rings to players who won championships for the team during the 1960s at the same event, a move that helps to repair possibly bruised relations with some alumni.

 

Maple Leafs warm up at ACC (Photo: The Canadian Press)

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(Photo: The Canadian Press)

Possible Candidates?

Leafs in the rafters

No. 1 - Turk Broda

No. 1 - Johnny Bower

No. 4 - Hap Day

No. 4 - Red Kelly

No. 7 - King Clancy

No. 7 - Tim Horton

No. 9 - Charlie Conacher

No. 9 - Ted Kennedy

No. 10 - Syl Apps

No. 10 - George Armstrong

No. 13 - Mats Sundin

No. 17 - Wendel Clark

No. 21 - Borje Salming

No. 27 - Frank Mahovlich

No. 27 - Darryl Sittler

No. 93 - Doug Gilmour

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