Opening Night: Toronto Maple Leafs v. Montreal Canadiens

Opening Night!

Date: October 7, 2010

Rink: ACC (Toronto)

Puck Drop: 7:00PM ET

Radio: AM 640

TV: CBC HD

What a difference a year makes.  While there are many in Leafsland that are dissappointed with the level of acquisitions/additions made for the coming season (e.g. no bonafide #1 centre), nobody can argue with the overall quantity of change since the first puck drop 12-months ago.  Of the 18 skaters and starting goalie, only 6 were penciled into the starting line up opening night in 2009.  I for one believe that the line-up is dramatically better – I’m simply not convinced that it is sufficiently better to jump up 7 spots and perhaps 14-18 points to make the playoffs…We shall see…and it all starts tonight.  It would be great if we didn’t have to wait 6-10 games to get our first win….Being 1-0-0 after tonight won’t mean anything but it will certainly make me feel better.

Tonights Line-Up According to Talk 640

Forwards
Versteeg  Bozak  Kessel
MacArthur Grabovski Kulemin
Sjostrom  Brent  Armstrong
Orr Zigomanis Brown
 
Defence
Beauchemin Phaneuf
Kaberle Schenn
Gunnarsson Komisarek

Goalie
Giguere (start)
Gustavsson

LT

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