As a member of the Toronto Maple Leafs, whether the star player of the team or the two-minute-per-night man on the fourth line, you're going to get talked about. A lot.
There is no such thing as the offseason, there are always rumours swirling, and there isn't a day that goes by without constant dissection from every media outlet and fan in the city.
Thus is the nature of playing in the most hockey-crazed city in the world.
It's just how things work in Hog town, so writing an article on much-talked-about players on the Leafs who fans will remember for a long time might seem a tad obvious; but what I'm talking about goes deeper than your everyday banter in line at Tim Horton's.
What I'm talking about are the young players on the team who have a chance at being more than just a guy who came in and filled a roster spot for a few years before moving on and getting replaced by the next name on a sweater.
I'm talking about the guys who when their career ends with the Leafs, their popularity just continues to grow as fans remember 'the good old days' they laced them up for the blue and white.
And as the youth movement in Toronto has seen the team stocked with numerous key pieces for the future, there is a chance that a few of them could have such an impact for years, so their names are never forgotten in this city.
The type of player that when their name is mentioned, any fan can instantly recall their favourite memory of the past involving them. Wendel Clark. Steve Thomas. Curtis Joseph. Tie Domi. Darcy Tucker. Mats Sundin.
These names, along with others, are the kind of guys who make a team what they are. They don't have to be the captain or the face of the franchise. They don't have to be the leading scorer or the starting goaltender.
They don't even have to be one of the best players on the team.
But they do have to bleed blue and white, have the heart and passion rarely seen, and create the sort of memories that don't just turn them into fan favourites forever, but give fans the feeling of a certain connection that they don't get with just anyone.
These players are special, and there are a few on this current Leafs roster who have a chance to one day be on the list of names already mentioned.
Players that fans of the Maple Leafs will remember for a very long time.