When the Toronto Maple Leafs start their centennial season this fall they’ll do so while wearing a combination of classic team designs.
According to several of my good friends, all of which are named “anonymous reliable source”, the Leafs new look will appear kinda like a healthy mix between the two worn during the 1966/67 season, their last as Stanley Cup Champions.
The Leafs changed their logo before the 1967 playoffs in a style similar to the new national flag to celebrate Canada’s 100th birthday.
These two design eras of the Leafs history have been, by far, the most popular of the retro looks the club has used and sold merchandise for in recent years. The team has in the past worn an alternate jersey based on the the earlier 60s uniform for most of the 2000s decade, while the other 60s uniform has been their current alternate jersey since 2011.
By all accounts it certainly sounds like any crazy, off-the-wall re-design is not coming… and that blank leaf we had been wondering out loud about? Nothing more than a seasonal marketing thing.
So good news folks, we can all relax and look forward to the retro 60s greatness which awaits us.