About Toronto Maple Leafs
The Toronto Maple Leafs were founded in 1917 as the Toronto Arenas. One of the Original Six NHL teams, the Toronto Maple Leafs was created so there would be an even number of teams in the young NHL, which only had three teams after the Quebec Bulldogs suspended operations. The Arenas made it to their first Stanley Cup Finals in their first year of play. They ultimately won the series against the Vancouver Millionaires (now the Vancouver Canucks).
After legal disputes, the Arena Company, which owned the Arenas, was forced to sell the team in 1919. The team’s new owners, who were made up of former executives from the amateur league team, the Toronto St. Patricks, changed the Arenas name to the St. Patricks. In 1927, the team was sold once again, and their name was changed to the Toronto Maple Leafs. Over the next 40 years, the Toronto Maple Leafs brought 11 Stanley Cup championships to Canada’s largest city. But the last time the Maple Leafs won a Stanley Cup title was in 1967. And since 2004, the Maple Leafs have only qualified for the playoffs three times. Two out of three of those occasions were in 2017 and 2018. In the 2017 Stanley Cup playoffs, the Maple Leafs lost in the first round to the Washington Capitals in six games. This most recent season, the Maple Leafs lost again in the first round to the Boston Bruins in seven games. The Maple Leafs are on the right track brining home another Stanley Cup to Toronto. They play in a competitive Atlantic Division that includes the Boston Bruins, Buffalo Sabres, Detroit Red Wings, Florida Panthers, Montreal Canadiens, Ottawa Senators, and Tampa Bay Lightning. Their first game of the 2018-19 season will be on October 3rd at the Scotiabank Arena. Will the Maple Leafs be able to return to the playoffs for the third consecutive season? There’s only one way to find out. Grab your Toronto Maple Leafs tickets today and see the team take on some of the best competition in the NHL in 2019. TicketNetwork is your access to all Toronto Maple Leafs tickets so take a look at the schedule, and get your Toronto Maple Leafs tickets now!