For a franchise with such a storied history, the Maple Leafs must be represented by its most celebrated characters at the 2013 Winter Classic Alumni Game.
Of course, the characters from the Leafs' last Stanley Cup will not be able to take the ice. Guys like George Armstrong and Ron Ellis are well past the age of lacing up their skates, but there are many Toronto greats who can represent their once and future team in January.
Between beloved captains, hard-nosed grinders, and NHL legends, Toronto can assemble a lineup that embodies the loyalty and grit this league was built upon.
Here are 10 former Leafs who ought to be part of the celebration.