I think that your statement implies that the team name should be the Toronto Maple Leaf (singular). It still doesn’t explain why they are called the Maple Leafs (plural) when the plural of “leaf” is “leaves”.
in today’s paper (phila daily news) the tv listing had toronto playing in toronto at 7pm against i believe ottawa. the paper also listed the toronto maple leaf(s) playing in detroit at 8:30 pm against the piston(s). many of us were wonder how the 8:30 game would be played. many, many strange ideas.