The Toronto Maple Leafs have been a part of the NHL since 1917. They are one of the first
six members of the franchise and they have been a part of every NHL season since its
conception. The team was known as the Toronto Arenas from 1917-1919 and the Toronto
St. Patricks from 1919-1927. After that, the Toronto Maple Leafs were born and that has
been their name ever since. Success has always come to the team, but most of their success
was in the first 50 years of their history. Thirteen Stanley Cup triumphs came from 1917 to
1967. While there has been one division title in 1999-2000, there has been no Conference
triumph or Presidents' Trophy.
Fans have always bought plenty of Toronto Maple Leafs tickets and they are still a major
draw. However, Toronto Maple Leafs tickets holders have gotten tired of the underachievers
tag that continues to dog the team. The history Toronto Maple Leafs tickets holders can
boast about is a lot better than most modern franchises, but they have not been able to
compete with the best in the NHL for a long time now.
The hall of fame for Toronto Maple Leafs players is too long to list. But, the likes of Jack
Adams, Max Bentley, Charlie Conacher, Rusty Crawford, and Ron Francis were firm fan
favorites during their time. Toronto Maple Leafs tickets holders used to see some of the best
hockey in the NHL from the 20s to the 60s. Those were the golden years for the team and
they were the envy of the league.
The team moved to the Air Canada Centre in 1999. The arena cost $265 million to build,
however a good amount of that money was recouped with the naming rights deal with Air
Canada. The great thing about the arena is that Toronto Maple Leafs tickets are always sold
out for home games. For a team with so many recent struggles, that is quite an
achievement. 18,819 can attend hockey games at the stadium.
It is widely known that getting Toronto Maple Leafs tickets for home games is almost
impossible if you do not buy on time. It does not matter if it is a playoff run or a losing
season, fans still turn up in their thousands to cheer on the team. Not only do they attend,
but they are always in good spirit. The team makes around $1.9 million per home game, the
highest revenue from home games in the NHL. There is a wait list of around 2,500 for season
Toronto Maple Leafs tickets.
The past five years have been hard for fans. The team has not made the playoffs and three
of the past five seasons have been losing ones. The team has not won more than 37 games
in a season during this time and 4th in the Northeast division is the highest that they have
managed. It is incredible a team that makes so much money cannot find the formula for
success. Toronto Maple Leafs tickets holders will be hoping that the five new players they
have gotten for the 2012-2013 season can help change their fortunes.