Found January 22, 2012 on
Elliotte Friedman of Hockey Night In Canada with the feature on Kessel.
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According to Fox News, the 2013 Winter Classic will be an original six matchup between the Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs and will be held at Michigan Stadium.
The Maple Leafs have an opportunity to move into the top eight of the Eastern Conference with a victory over the MontrÃ©al Canadiens tonight at the Air Canada Center. Toronto trails eighth place Florida(who play in Winnipeg tonight) by a single point and are three points behind seventh place New Jersey, who lost 4-1 to Philadelphia this afternoon.
Toronto needs to take advantage...
Yes, the MasterCard Centre For Hockey Excellence should change its name. There's been very little hockey excellence from this franchise over the past 30 years, I'm all too aware. The MasterCard Centre For Hockey Mediocrity would be more appropriate, but I digress...
On Friday, MasterCard was kind enough to send me to a Maple Leafs practice there. They literally picked me...
If you’re looking for some light, questionable, mildly objectionable reading, here’s an article from Chris Zelkovich in today’s Toronto Star:
Iconic teams tumble from penthouse to outhouse
People in Toronto often wonder why other parts of the country take issue with what is, without question, a great city: here’s a perfect example of why. Here, the Star’s columnist compares...
The Maple Leafs had to look at January as an opportunity. They would spend most of the month at home, playing nine of the dozen games on their schedule at the Air Canada Center. This would enable them to hold regular practices and be well rested, while their opponents were enduring the burdens of long road trips and back to back games.
In spite of those advantages, the Blue and...
CANADIENS (17-21-9) at MAPLE LEAFS (23-18-5)
TV: NHL NETWORK-US: CBC, RDS
LAST 10: Montreal 3-5-2; Toronto 5-4-1
Season Series: This is the third of six meetings between these Original Six rivals. The teams opened ...
ISLANDERS (19-21-6) at MAPLE LEAFS (23-19-5)
TV: RIS (HD), MSG PLUS, LEAFS TV
Last 10: New York 6-4-0; Toronto 5-5-0.
Season Series: This is the second of four meetings between the teams. Toronto took the first matchup, a 5-3 decision at ...
Team Record: 19-21-6
Last Game: 2-1 OT W v CAR
Season Series: 0-1-0 of 4
Team Record: 23-19-5
Last Game: 3-1 L v MTL
Season Series: 1-0-0 of 4
Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist and Toronto Maple Leafs forward Joffrey Lupul will be assistant captains for the NHL All-Star game.