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Toronto - February 26, 2013

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens

There’s no shortage of watering holes or high class eateries in Toronto, but there’s no place we’d rather dine than a Habs-friendly spot in the heart of Leafs Country. What better venue than a restaurant owned by former Hab, Shayne Corson? Sure, Corson played 196 of his 1,156 career NHL games in blue and white, but we prefer to focus on the 662 games he spent donning bleu-blanc-rouge. For a little bipartisan dining atmosphere, head to Toronto’s Distillery District and hit up Tappo Wine Bar & Restaurant to grab a pint with the former eighth-overall pick.

NHL hockey is in full swing, nearly half-way through the 2012-13 campaign, but that doesn’t mean it’s the only sport we care about. The opening kick-off of the MLS season is just a few days away, so we hit up BMO field to do some advance scouting of what awaits the Montreal Impact when they finally make the trek to Toronto on April 24. While we’re waiting for the great Montreal-Toronto rivalry to be renewed on the pitch, we’ll be sure to check out the IMFC’s season-opener on March 2 against the Seattle Sounders.

One day after seeing Sens fans give Guy Lafleaur a standing ovation when he was flashed on the central scoreboard at Scotiabank Place, we came across another example of the one thing every hockey fan can agree on: Hall of Famers are awesome. Ken Dryden played every one of his 397 career NHL games with the Canadiens, but the Hamilton-born, Etobicoke-bred five-time Vezina Trophy winner will always have a special place in the hearts of Torontonians. Inducted into the Etobicoke Sports Hall of Fame in its first year in existence, 1994, Dryden’s jersey is out on display at the Mastercard Centre, the official practice facility of the Toronto Maple Leafs.

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