Maple Leafs Legend Passes Away

Theodore Samuel “Teeder” Kennedy who was born December 12, 1925, passed away today, he was 83. I don’t say this often, but Wikipedia says it best about this hero:

“He won the Hart Memorial Trophy in 1955 and was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1966. In 1998, he was ranked number 57 on The Hockey News’ list of the 100 Greatest Hockey Players. In 1951 he was captain of the Toronto Maple Leafs when he greeted the future Queen Elizabeth II when she visited Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto. He won the Stanley Cup five times — 1945, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1951. The last 3 Stanley Cups were as captain of the Maple Leafs.”

He played 14 years in the NHL, each and everyone as a Maple Leaf. He was many a fan of that generation’s favorite Maple Leaf (including my mother’s)

Here is a great video on him:

Let’s hope the Leafs pay tribute to a great member of the Maple Leaf family and a terrific piece of our history.

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August 14, 2009 12:22 pm

They should hold public funerals for these legends at the ACC,no matter what time of the year

August 14, 2009 1:16 pm

OR, the family could decide to have a private service and not allow his death to become some kind of circus. I’m, amazingly enough, of the mind that the family should decide how to mourn their dearly departed.

Did you want the concession stand to be open as well during the public funeral?

I’m probably way out in left field on this one. And yes, my eyes are rolling.

August 14, 2009 1:32 pm


Of course it would be at the request of the family,and I wouldn’t reserve this honour for all ex Leafs, Blaine Stoughton is safe from the “circus’

August 14, 2009 3:56 pm

Did you want the Jackson family there as well? Is Mariah Carey singing? I’m sure the family would prefer their privacy in their mourning. When Wendel kicks the bucket, hopefully people like you remember that.

August 14, 2009 4:20 pm

I was aiming for The Hip singing 50 mission cap,A cappella…….that is of course if MLSE is successful in hijacking Teeder’s corpse from the beloved arms of his family in the middle of the night as the weep.Then of course vials of Teeder’s blood will be sold at the concession stands emblazoned with a photo of our fallen captain clutching the cup.

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