Leafs Yearn For Ballard’s Return: European Experiment A Bust In Toronto?

November 21st, 2009 by Louis Pisano Leave a reply »

By Louis “King of Roncesvalles” Pisano

To say Harold Ballard wasn’t liked by everyone might be an understatement.

When I skimmed over the players, even after the influx of European talent that began flooding the NHL in his later years, he stood stead fast with his beliefs of drafting mostly Canadian players and almost down-right refused to draft Russians.

Over the years the percentage of Canadian players in the NHL which has been a dominant number thorough out the history of its existence has declined.

The Toronto Maple Leafs one of the Original Six teams is or was Canada’s team, though francophone and Les Habitant fans may argue this point.

They were a group of guys from mostly Ontario Quebec and the Prairie Provinces that were hardnosed hockey players that played the game with heart and passion and brought this g ...

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