The Toronto Maple Leafs are a hockey team part of the National Hockey League. They play out of Toronto, in Canada, in the province of Ontario. There are two conferences in the League and this team is part of the Eastern Conference.
The National Hockey League crowns a champion each year the the winner takes the Stanley Cup as trophy. The last time the Toronto Maple Leafs won the trophy was in 1967. Although they have not enjoyed very much success in many years, they still have a loyal fan base, win or lose. They manage to be competitive year after year even if they hardly ever make it to the big dance.
A huge part of the sports business is gathering a large corporate following in the business community and maintaining a very loyal fan base. The team is very luck because it plays in a good market and remains quite profitable. It is actually regarded as one of the best franchises to own in this league strictly for business purposes.
This sports club is part of the original six that first formed the National Hockey League. They have a long standing history and even though it has been decades since the last championship, they have twelve to their credit and are second in this chapter only to the Montreal Canadiens. Some might say they have a rich history having played for so many years.
The history along with the culture and adoration of hockey are factors that contribute to the loyal fan base. The fans are actually are called the “Leafs Nation” and you can find them mostly in the Greater Toronto Area. Of course, you can also find some of these fans in all of the other cities in North America. These fans are loyal and wherever they might be, they will continue to cheer for their favorite team.
The marketing of team-related merchandise and the selling of tickets is what makes up a big part of the income for the team. The uniform is white and blue with the emblem being a maple leaf. In tradition, the teams that play in this league arbor three colors on their jerseys but this one does it differently. You really can’t mistake the white and blue uniforms on the ice though.
Most of the time, teams have two variations of the basic uniform. They have a light version and a darker one. The rule of thumb is that there is one to wear for home games and one to wear for away games. The Toronto Maple leafs really only have one jersey design, its colors are switched for away and home. The design is really more traditional, with sober colors and lines.
The rivalries are what make this, just like any spectator sport, most interesting. The fierce competition and exciting thrill of winning motivates and stimulates the energy at sports matches and hockey can’t be any different. The Toronto Maple Leafs have rivalries that have been around for many years against the Montreal Canadiens as well as with the Ottawa Senators. Whenever they meet up, it brings out the best in every player and the outcome is always a close one, no matter their positions in the standings.