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Monday, October 10, 2011

Oct 9-- Players

Nothing to show for todays birthdays.

Leafs are now 2-0. Another week before the next game at home vs Calgary.  Throw on a Toronto Maple Leaf jersey and come watch the NHL team practise at CFB Trenton.
As part of a team-building exercise, the Maple Leafs will be practising at RCAF Flyers Arena over three days next week.
Their practice is open to the public and is free on the following dates: Oct. 10 from noon to 2 p.m.; Oct. 11 from 10 a.m. to noon; and Oct. 12 from 10 a.m. to noon.
Fans will have a chance to watch their favourite players during a portion of the practice, with how long depending on the number of fans lining up.
In order to ensure everyone's safety, fans entering the arena will be subject to a security check.
Also by doing this, they are getting away from the media frenzy in Toronto. After the season opeing victory against the Canadiens, the Toronto Sun newspaper 's sport section had 15 pages of mostly Leaf news. Staying in town might have had  the boys planning the parade route, with reading all the accolades.

Besides the Leafs, making big new was

Don Cherry's rant on ex-NHL enforcers

Hockey legend and Mississauga resident Don Cherry speaks in this file photo.

The former Boston Bruins coach has been under fire since last week when he used strong language to criticize some former NHL tough guys for taking a stance against fighting in the game.
In the controversial rant, Cherry identified a handful of former NHL pugilists as “pukes” and “hypocrites” for being against fighting in hockey, even though some of them claim they never even made such views public.
“You people that are against fighting, you should be ashamed of yourselves,” he said.
“The ones that I am really disgusted with, and I hate to say this when the kids are listening ... are the bunch of pukes that fought before: Stu Grimson, Chris Nilan and Jim Thomson. (They say) ‘Oh, the reason that they’re drinking, (taking) drugs and alcoholics is because they fight.’ You turncoats. You hypocrites,” Cherry said.

It’s a tough sport,” he said. “Fans like it; I still like it.”


The miniature version of the 1978-79 Stanley Cup that was up for grabs in 2010-11 Panini Dominion Hockey as a redemption has been claimed. Since Panini Dominion’s release only a few weeks ago, the redemption has been pulled, the miniature Cup has been delivered, and it has already been re-sold.
Ernest Lantto of Michigan, U.S.A., originally pulled the redemption for the trophy and sold the trophy on eBay for $2,000. Lantto’s original asking price of $7,500 was never reached. Panini originally bought the trophy at auction for more than $4,000

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