As the most valuable NHL franchise in terms of worth at an estimated $1 billion, the Toronto Maple Leafs have been apart of the league since its inception. Since their existence in 1917, the Maple Leafs have accumulated 13 Stanley Cup titles, which is only second to their biggest rivals Montreal Canadiens. After dominating for almost 30 years by winning 10 championships between the years 1940-1970, Toronto has been in a Stanley Cup draught for over 40 years. This is the longest current streak between championships in the NHL. The Maple Leafs have also added five division titles to their impressive resume, most recently occurring in the 1999-2000 season. Toronto has been led by star players like center Mats Sundin and Darryl Sittler. Score with TicketCity - the place to go for Toronto Maple Leafs hockey tickets.
2016 Maple Leafs Season Preview
The Toronto Maple Leafs have made the Stanley Cup Playoffs only one time since 2004, have failed to be competitive in each of the last two seasons. But the storied franchise has made some drastic moves to try and prepare the Maple Leafs for future dominance and a return to the Stanley Cup finals. One of the biggest departures for Toronto is Phil Kessel, and the Maple Leafs will have to rely on a number of young stars to fill the scoring gap left by Kessel’s departure. Leafs captain Dion Phaneuf will shoulder much of the responsibility of directing Toronto’s attack and will have added help in speedster Michael Grabner. While it might be too early to anoint the 2015 Toronto Maple Leafs as a playoff contender, Toronto has a solid foundation for the future and should be surprisingly competitive in 2015.
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Toronto Maple Leafs Hockey at Air Canada Centre Address: 40 Bay St, Toronto, Ontario, M5J 2X2, Canada
The Toronto Maple Leafs play their home games at the Air Canada Centre, located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. When filled to capacity, nearly 19,000 loyal fans can be heard screaming for the Maple Leafs. The Air Canada Centre is also the home of the Toronto Raptors of the NBA. The Toronto Maple Leafs home bench is on the Air Canada Centre rink side in front of sections 119 & 120. Air Canada Centre parking information is covered in our Maple Leafs event guide.
Maple Leafs vs. Canadiens
Over a 30-year span, the Maple Leafs and Canadiens faced each other 15 times in the postseason, meeting in the Stanley Cup Finals five times, just so there’s no confusion about how good this rivalry is. The Canadiens and Leafs are #1 and #2 on all-time NHL championships with a combined 37 titles. There no language barrier between the two fan bases anymore, which may be a bad thing with the bad blood between the two. This is the Ali vs. Frazier of hockey.
Maple Leafs vs. Senators
It’s known as the Battle of Ontario and it’s one of the best rivalries in the NHL. When these two come together for the six games a season they play, the eyes of everyone in Ontario is watching. The Leafs and Sens have met in the postseason over 20 times, with Toronto coming in ahead more often than not.
Toronto Maple Leafs in the Stanley Cup, Eastern Conference Championship, and NHL Playoffs
Although their nickname includes a grammatical error the error has not translated to the ice for the Toronto hockey teams. The winners of over a mind blowing dozen Stanley Cup Champions and 5 Conference Championships since 1968 the Maple Leafs are certainly one of the most successful teams in NHL history. Their 64 NHL playoff appearances are the 2nd most all time.
Toronto Maple Leafs Event Guide
What time do gates open prior to a Maple Leafs game?
Doors usually open 1-hour before game-time for the general public. However on weeknights Gate 2 opens at 5:00 and the other gates open 1-hour prior to the puck dropping.
Where are good places to eat before a Maple Leafs game?
Not far from Air Canada Centre is Real Sports Bar, which is widely considered to be one of the best sports bars in the country. Real is usually packed with Maple Leafs Fans and we recommend making a reservation before arriving. If the wait is too long at Real, walk next door to E11Even. E11 has great food, an upscale atmosphere, and one of the better new additions to the Toronto dining scene. For a quick meal before the game, try Alexandros Take-Out. Located near the river it is always a fun place to visit and they have amazing Gyros. If you are looking for classic pub food try The Fox, or Harbour Sports Bar & Grill.
Where is the best place to park at Air Canada Centre?
There are around 13,000 parking spaces accessible next to the Air Canada Centre and they run between $20 and $40. If you are looking to stay close to AAC, we recommend purchasing a parking pass with your ticket. There are a few city lots in the area, look for the green P parking signs. These lots are cheaper, usually between $12 and $16, but will be a farther walk. Union Rail Station is located next to AAC and is a great option for those looking to skip traffic and parking altogether
Does my child need a ticket to go to a Maple Leafs game?
All children 24 month or older will require a ticket to enter AAC. If your child is 23 months or younger they will be allowed to sit on a parents lap for the duration of the game. It is recommended that you bring proof of you child’s age to avoid any last minute issues at the gate.