Over the past few decades, the Toronto Maple Leafs organization has tasted both success and bitter disappointment. While the years came and went, players got traded and/or retired, many players are still fondly remembered—be it for their skillful plays or colourful antics both on and off the ice.
This article remembers some of the franchise "glue" players who have come and gone from this storied franchise. Glue is a substance that sticks or bonds items together, an adhesive so to speak. For the purposes of this article, in order to be considered a "glue" player, that player must embody leadership, skill and possess a unifying demeanor that unites a team, be it through words, action or a combination of the two.
Here we present seven of those players.