From Kevin McGran of the Toronto Star:
They called him The King.
More often than not, Borje Salming was the best part of the Maple Leafs from his arrival in 1973 with fellow Swede Inge Hammarstrom.
He played 16 seasons with the Maple Leafs, paving the way for European hockey players to cross the ocean as he battled the stereotype of the “chicken Swede” with a long stride, alert play and a physical presence of his own.
A statue is being built for him to commemorate his accomplishments and what he meant to Toronto and the Maple Leafs.
Here's the full story, including a very interesting interview with the Leafs legend.