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    Why is Toronto's NHL hockey team the Maple Leafs? The plural of 'leaf', is 'leaves'- not 'leafs'. Although they are a team (more than one), the nickname doesn't have to be plural. The Toronto Maple Leaf would be OK, like the Colorado Avalanche.
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    @xyyz said
    Why is Toronto's NHL hockey team the Maple Leafs? The plural of 'leaf', is 'leaves'- not 'leafs'. Although they are a team (more than one), the nickname doesn't have to be plural. The Toronto Maple Leaf would be OK, like the Colorado Avalanche.
    Why are they called the Maple Leafs?
    There have been numerous reasons cited for Smythe's decision to rename the team. The Maple Leafs say that the name was chosen in honour of the Maple Leaf Regiment from World War I. Another story says that Smythe named the team after a team he'd once scouted, called the East Toronto Maple Leafs.
    History of the Toronto Maple Leafs - Wikipedia
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_Toronto_Maple_Leafs

    The team is one of the wealthiest in professional sports.
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    @XYYZ

    Why is Toronto's NHL hockey team the Maple Leafs?


    Interesting question, frankly I never noticed that before. You might wish to contact the team business office, perhaps they know.

    What I know about The Toronto Maple Leafs is they used to be my favorite hockey team. All that changed one day in the early 80's when I watched as the New York Rangers scored 2 short handed goals with 6 min. to go in the 3rd period to win 3-2 over The Maple Leafs. After that, I decided The Maple Leafs were just a bunch of sissies, and their team mascot should be a sheep, with "Born To Lose" tattooed on their foreheads !
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    @mchill said
    @XYYZ

    Why is Toronto's NHL hockey team the Maple Leafs?


    Interesting question, frankly I never noticed that before. You might wish to contact the team business office, perhaps they know.

    What I know about The Toronto Maple Leafs is they used to be my favorite hockey team. All that changed one day in the early 80's when I watched as the New York Rangers scored 2 shor ...[text shortened]... sies, and their team mascot should be a sheep, with "Born To Lose" tattooed on their foreheads !
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    Apppears it has been a long time since you watched hockey. Have a look at how the Toronto Maple leafs are doing now! 😉


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    Do you even recognize any of these names? #2 in their division right now. They will make the playoffs this Season!!! It has been 52 years since a stanley cup next year. The New York Rangers went 50 years between cups. Montreal Canadians haven't won a cup since 1993! They use to be a power house back in the 50's 60's & 70's, with 24 Stanley cups to their credit but haven't done much in the past 25 years!!!

    Why are they called the Maple Leafs?
    There have been numerous reasons cited for Smythe's decision to rename the team. The Maple Leafs say that the name was chosen in honour of the Maple Leaf Regiment from World War I. Another story says that Smythe named the team after a team he'd once scouted, called the East Toronto Maple Leafs.
    History of the Toronto Maple Leafs - Wikipedia
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_Toronto_Maple_Leafs

    The team is one of the wealthiest in professional sports.

    -VR
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