The Maple Leafs had their final practice on Wednesday before the season begins against the Montreal Canadiens Thursday at Air Canada Centre (7 p.m., CBC, AM640).
There will be a tailgate part at Maple Leaf Square on Thursday. Fans can not only watch
|Frattin ||Grabovski ||Kulemin |
|Lupul ||bozak ||kessel |
|steckel ||dupuis ||armstrong |
|rosehill ||lombardi ||brown |
|orr ||mACARTHUR |
|GUNNARSSON ||PHANEUF |
|LILES ||SCHENN |
|GARDINER ||KOMISAREK |
|FRANSON || |
the game on the giant outdoor scoreboard but they can meet Leafs alumni including Wendel Clark, Ron Ellis, Darcy Tucker and Brad May.
The newest Maple Leaf, David Steckel
took part in his first practice. He will be in the lineup tomorrow night wearing number 20. You can get Steckel's thoughts on the trade by watching the video below.Tim Connolly
will not be in the lineup as he was placed on the injury reserve list in order to get the Leafs down to the 23 man roster that was required by 3 p.m. on Wednesday.
You can see the lineup that the Leafs are expected to have for the first game of the 2011-12 season. James Reimer
will start in net.
Mapleleafs.com's Mike Ulmer looked at the development of Carl Gunnarsson
from the Leafs last pick in the 2007 draft to now being paired with Dion Phaneuf
on the top pairing Thursday. Read the full story
Ulmer also spoke with Garth Malarchuk who is the Leafs Western Canadian scout about James Reimer
and found out who convinced the Leafs to take the Morweena, Manitoba native. Read more