Throwback Thursday: Get your program!

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For many fans, buying the Official Program at a Leafs game is routine. For others it’s a souvenir. Either way, $5 gets you a book with the starting line-ups, bios on the players, photos, recent news and community initiatives and some fun features.

Programs have been sold at sporting events for years. And while the layout and quality has changed, they remain a part of the experience. I mean how many times have you been greeted by the sound of “Get your program here!” when you enter the arena?

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Throwback Thursday: Classic Memories

2014 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic - Toronto Maple Leafs v Detroit Red Wings

January 1st, 2014. A day I’ll never forget. Just over a week removed from the largest outdoor game in NHL history, the images are just as vivid in my head. While it may have taken many of us a while to thaw out from the cold, it will definitely take much longer to forget the atmosphere at the Big House on New Years Day.

With an abundance of snow falling and below zero temperatures, the #SEAofBLUE endured the elements to cheer the blue and white on to victory. Wings chants echoed ...

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Kulemin, JVR & Kessel To Play In Olympics

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Maple Leafs forwards Nik Kulemin (Russia), Phil Kessel (USA) and James van Riemsdyk (USA) will represent their respective countries at the 2014 Sochi Olympics.

Kulemin was named to Russia’s team on Tuesday while Kessel and JVR were announced to the USA team following the Winter Classic last Wednesday.

Kessel had a goal and an assist in six games as a member of the silver-medal-winning U.S. team at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. This will be van Riemsdyk’s first Olympic experience.

Playing for the host Russians will be Kulemin’s first time playing in the Olympics although ...

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Let The Festivities Begin

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The 2014 NHL Winter Classic is just two days away but the biggest story  on Monday was the Leafs and Red Wings Alumni practices at Comerica Park. It was a chance for many old friends and foes to get caught up before they face-off against each other Tuesday afternoon (1pm CBC).

The players reacted like youngsters when Gordie Howe was escorted to the ice for the group photo.

Johnny Bower and Gordie Howe, two Hockey Hall of Famers and hockey legends shook hands and hugged at centre ice following the group photo.

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Alumni Rosters Announced

2014 NHL Winter Classic Press Announcement

The Leafs and Red Wings are set to face-off in the Winter Classic on January 1st but on December 31st, it will be the Alumni Showdown as Leafs and Red Wings alumni battle at Comerica Park.

There will be two games  and we know you are wondering who will be suiting up? Below are the rosters for both teams as of December 20th.

Toronto Maple Leafs – Game 1 roster

Forwards:  24 – Dan Daoust; 21 – Mark Osborne; 19 – Bill Derlago; 9 – Stew Gavin; 15 – Pat Boutette; 12 – Rob ...

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Potentially Three Leafs Prospects In World Juniors

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It appears that the Maple Leafs will have three forward prospects taking part in the 2014 World Junior Hockey Championships in Malmo, Sweden this year. Final rosters do not have to be submitted until December 25th, one day before the tournament begins.

All three players were picked at the 2013 NHL Draft. First round draft pick Frederik Gauthier (Canada), fifth round pick Fabrice Herzog (Switzerland) and seventh round selection Andreas Johnson (Sweden) look like they will be representing the Blue and White for their respective countries.

Gauthier plays for Rimouski in the QMJHL where he has ...

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Throwback Thursday: Darryl Sittler

Toronto Maple Leafs v Boston Bruins

On December 31, 2013 many of your favourite Leafs of the past will lace ‘em up for a showdown in Motown. The Alumni Showdown between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Detroit Red Wings set to take place at Comerica Park will showcase some serious talent between the two rosters. So much talent that there will be two games taking place. Check out the roster’s HERE.

In anticipation of this big event, Real Sports Apparel will be hosting an All Access event with Darryl Sittler on Saturday, December 21st from 4:30pm-5:30pm, ahead ...

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Throwback Thursday: #SEAofBLUE

Opening Night Playoffs Tailgate Party

If you haven’t already heard the #SEAofBLUE movement is in full force. Leading up to the biggest outdoor game between two NHL teams EVER, we are uniting LeafsNation to bring the #SEAofBLUE to the Big House in Ann Arbor, Michigan on January 1st, 2014.

I’m always amazed but not surprised by the passion of LeafsNation. Near or far there are always Leafs fans proudly reppin’ the blue and white. January 1st will be no different.

When I originally heard about #SEAofBLUE one image kept appearing in my head. This one:

 

Last May thousands ...

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24/7 To Begin This Sunday

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The countdown to the Winter Classic is on and this Sunday it is the first episode of the HBO show 24/7 Road To The Winter Classic.

A sneak peek with a look at the head coaches for the teams, Randy Carlyle and Mike Babcock.

Fans in the United States can watch the show Saturday night at 10pm while those in Canada will have to wait until Sunday, December 15th at 7:30pm to watch the show. all four episodes will air on Rogers Sportsnet.

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The #SEAofBLUE Rolls On

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One week in, the #SEAofBLUE movement is going strong. With over 23,00 social interactions, Leafs Nation is getting geared up for the Winter Classic on January 1st at the Big House in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

We have already given away a pair of tickets to the game on Twitter which we will do again this Friday. So make sure you are following @mapleleafs.

Don’t forget to use #SEAofBLUE in your tweets, photos, Instagram photos & videos and you will be on this page: www.mapleleafs.com/seaofblue

Two members of Leafs Nation were already winners for just ...

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