Conn Smythe Quotes

Constantine Falkland Cary Smythe, MC (/?sma??/; February 1, 1895 – November 18, 1980) was a Canadian businessman, soldier and sportsman in ice hockey and horse racing. He is best known as the principal owner of the Toronto Maple Leafs of the National Hockey League (NHL) from 1927 to 1961 and as the builder of Maple Leaf Gardens. As owner of the Leafs during numerous championship years, his name appears on the Stanley Cup eight times: 1932, 1942, 1945, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1951 and 1962.

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Conn Smythe


If I had to go to war again, I'd bring lacrosse players.

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Put the kids in with a few old pappy guys who still like to win and the combination is unbeatable.

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If you can't beat 'em in the alley, you can't beat 'em on the ice.

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We are going to have to do something about all this violence, or people are going to keep buying tickets.

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