#MusicMonday: Pre-game Playlists

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Whether in the dressing room or during warm-ups it’s music that plays a big role in getting in to game mode. For the Leafs, the pre-game playlist is very important. In fact, the team handpicks the songs that will flow through the sound system at Air Canada Centre as they take to the ice prior to the game.

The 15 minute warm-up features a mashup of upbeat songs and while I’m not sure who has the ultimate stamp of approval in the dressing room, their selections get two thumbs up from ...

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Throwback Thursday: All-Star Game

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What we’ve seen over the past few weeks is the very best of the worlds hockey players representing their countries and competing against each other in the Olympics. Now that opportunity only comes once every four years but on a yearly basis since 1947 we’ve seen the best of the National Hockey League showcased in an All-Star Game.

In the early years of the All-Star Game the defending Stanley Cup champions would play a selection of players from around the league. That format has changed over the years, to East vs. ...

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Twitter Reacts To Canada’s Gold

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Throwback Thursday: 15 years at Air Canada Centre

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Fifteen years ago today and after a long tenure filled with many memories at Maple Leaf Gardens the Leafs would move further south to a new arena constructed at Bay St. and Lakeshore Blvd. called Air Canada Centre. Occupying a site that previously housed Canada Post’s Toronto Postal Delivery Building, the new arena would retain some of the original building’s facade while the inside featured all the new bells and whistles.

In it’s first week, the building would host a Leafs game, a Toronto Raptors game, and soldout concerts of the ...

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Join Us for the Sport Chek Outdoor Practice

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Leafs Nation, you’re all invited to the Sport Chek Outdoor Practice!

Join us at Greenwood Rink (150 Greenwood Ave., Toronto) on February 21st from 10:00 – 11:00 AM as the Leafs take their practice out into the community. The rink at Greenwood Park is Toronto’s first covered outdoor rink and was recently revitalized with over $300,000 in support from the MLSE Foundation.

The event will feature all the excitement and action of a full practice with the entire Leafs team (minus our 3 Olympians) hitting the Greenwood Rink ice. Members of the ...

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Valentine’s Day Cards: #TMLTalk Edition

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Download the Valentine’s Day Cards: #TMLTalk Edition to your computer, print them out and send it to your special someone!

Phil Kessel’s Valentine’s Day card (pdf)

 

Colton Orr’s Valentine’s Day card (pdf)

 

Morgan Rielly’s Valentine’s Day card (pdf)

 

Jonathan Bernier’s Valentine’s Day card (pdf)

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Throwback Thursday: 1985

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1985. Mullets, acid wash jeans, Wham, Madonna, and Foreigner topping the charts, Back to the Future and The Goonies at the movies, and The Cosby Show, Family Ties, and The Golden Girls on TV but more importantly Wendel Clark is chosen first overall in the NHL Entry Draft by the Toronto Maple Leafs.

The defenceman from the Saskatoon Blades transitioned to left-wing in the NHL and quickly stole the hearts of Leafs fans with his passion, fist, and bodycheck.

Here’s a look back to the day he was drafted….

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#MusicMonday: Black Sabbath

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For a hockey team, music can be relied on to set the tone, pump you up, or celebrate after a big win. And with the Leafs being one of the youngest teams in the NHL it’s easy to see why their playlist features a lot of top 40′s, rap and techno.

However, as we learned in the 2nd episode of HBO’s 24/7, Leafs Head Coach Randy Carlyle’s taste in music is quite different. Carlyle is more of a classic rock guy and specifically favours the musical stylings of one of the best ...

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#MusicMonday: Spotted in the Blue and White

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Over the years many famous faces have been seen rocking the Maple Leafs sweater. Actors, comedians, and of course some of our favourite musicians.

Last October this picture of Lorde circulated on Twitter after her show at the Danforth Music Hall. Seems fitting that she’s rocking the blue and white as her songs are often played in-game at Air Canada Centre. And while jet planes, islands, and tigers on a gold leash may not impress her, maybe a fast paced hockey game would. HERE‘s a video of her performance.

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Leafs/Canucks Game To Start At 6pm Saturday

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When the Maple Leafs return home to take on the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday, please note that game time will be 6pm. You can watch the game on CBC and listen on Sportsnet FAN590.

Prior to puck drop, there will be a ceremony to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Leafs 1964 Stanley Cup winning team.

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