6 Things the Toronto Maple Leafs Can Do to Recapture Their Storied History

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6 Things the Toronto Maple Leafs Can Do to Recapture Their Storied History
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Johnny Bower (above) and Terry Sawchuk backstopped the Toronto Maple Leafs to their last Stanley Cup in 1967.

The Toronto Maple Leafs are the second most successful franchise in the history of the National Hockey League.

However, that past success is nearly ancient history.

The Maple Leafs have not won a Stanley Cup since the 1966-67 season, and they haven't even been back to the Finals since then.

The year 1967 to Maple Leaf fans is beginning to resemble 1940 to New York Rangers fans. That was the year the Rangers last won the Stanley Cup until Mark Messier and Brian Leetch brought them to victory in 1994 over the Vancouver Canucks.

It has been 45 years since that last triumph, and the Leafs have not even made the playoffs since the pre-lockout season of 2003-04.

They appeared to be on the way to the playoffs last year, but they went through a disastrous February and March.

Here's a look at six things the Leafs need to do recapture their past glory.

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