Leader of Men: The Five Greatest Coaches in Toronto Maple Leaf History

April 30th, 2010 by Jeff W Leave a reply »
And no, Mike Murphy is not one of them. But I'm sure you were preparing yourself to leave me a scathing comment! Moving on. Leadership can be defined as the process of social influence in which one person can enlist the aid and support of others in the accomplishment of a common task. There is no better illustration of this than the actions of a Head Coach of a Professional Sports Team. The Toronto Maple Leafs have a long and storied history that dates back to 1917 when they were then called the Toronto Blueshirts or simply, The Torontos. Coached by Dick Carrol in the early years, we won the first Stanley Cup in the league's inaugural year. Over the years we would win 12 more Cups with our last in 1967. Since then we've had our shots but in a 30 team league the margin for error is infinitely slimmer than it was in the NHL's first 60 years. Be that as it may, Leaf Nation has been honored to see some the games finest maestros do what they do best: Be Leaders of Men. So without further ado...Begin Slideshow


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