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2017 Centennial Classic
« on: December 31, 2016, 12:05:21 PM »
Lots of pics and footage from the practice and alumni game today so I took the liberty of starting a thread before CtB's tomorrow!

Great on them to have the old Leafs mingle with the new stars:

'Potvin said he spoke with Andersen and told the Dane how special playing in Toronto can be. "I told him how incredible this city is when you're winning," said Potvin, who backstopped the Leafs' back-to-back trips to the conference finals in '93 and '94. "The other sports are fine, but hockey in this city when you're winning? It's unbeatable."'

"For the first time in a long time, Iím actually excited. Iíve been away from it," Domi admits, "Now Iím watching like everyone else. [Coach Mike Babcock] has them on the right path. These kids, they donít give up. They play hard every shift. Thatís what I like to see. Itís what I notice most."

"When you hear people talk about the Leafsí young guys, they talk about how nice young men they are. Thatís means a lot to us former playersóto hear that theyíre good boys," says Roberts. He stresses the importance of a talented core in the same age range growing together over the years.

"Thatís what you want: an organization and team thatís a family. It improves the culture. Theyíre all battling through ups and downs together. Theyíre feeding off each otherís energy and experiences to become a better team, and you can see it."

"The guy sitting right here, Iíve been watching since he was 11 or 12 years old," Gilmour says of Marner. "He played against my boys, so Iím cheering for him. Heís a great kid. Before the numbers were retired, they were asking about 93. I said, ĎOne hundred per cent. If he wants to wear it, wear it.í "

Fun fact: Mitch Marner was born AFTER Toronto traded Doug Gilmour to New Jersey!
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Re: 2017 Centennial Classic
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2016, 12:15:36 PM »
12 NOON ALUMNI GAME YOUTUBE LINK: request the link and I'll pm you!
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Re: 2017 Centennial Classic
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2016, 12:36:47 PM »
Palmateer shatters right elbow, 4-6 months.
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Re: 2017 Centennial Classic
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2016, 12:37:32 PM »
Palmateer for save of the year.

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« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2016, 12:37:47 PM »
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« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2016, 01:31:18 PM »
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« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2016, 01:50:49 PM »
Clark. Tucker. Domi. Alumni truculence.
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« Reply #7 on: December 31, 2016, 01:53:10 PM »
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Re: 2017 Centennial Classic
« Reply #8 on: December 31, 2016, 02:02:44 PM »
Markov, Ciccarelli, Draper and Roberts beer-league battle!

Dino cheated!
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Re: 2017 Centennial Classic
« Reply #9 on: December 31, 2016, 02:04:11 PM »
Haha Roberts & Draper.

Anyway, just sign Borje and Yushkie now.  They can still dominate the blueline.

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« Reply #10 on: December 31, 2016, 02:17:44 PM »
Last ten minutes 3-3 intensity ratcheted up! Wendel blows his hammy, Ciccarelli takes a full slapshot for the winner.
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« Reply #11 on: December 31, 2016, 02:23:24 PM »
Nice interview with Brendan at the end there. Great move to have the current Leafs mingling with the alums today in the room.
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« Reply #12 on: December 31, 2016, 02:39:08 PM »
It's made out of chocolate.
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« Reply #13 on: December 31, 2016, 08:36:45 PM »
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Re: 2017 Centennial Classic
« Reply #14 on: December 31, 2016, 08:52:37 PM »
Thanks for the good thread and all the pix disco.  I enjoyed it.

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