GDT: 2014 Winter Classic: Alumni Game 1

GDT: 2014 Winter Classic: Alumni Game 1

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Date: Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013
Time: 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. ET
Where: Michigan Stadium (“The Big House”), Ann Arbor, Michigan / Comerica Park
TV: CBC, NBC

It’s taken a year and a half, but the Winter Classic is finally a go. Game 1 of the 2014 Winter Classic takes place today at 1pm and will have the weaker of the two rosters in this Alumni Game.

Toronto Maple Leafs Roster - Game 1

Forwards
Number
Dan Daoust24
Mark Osborne21
Bill Derlago19
Stew Gavin9
Pat Boutette15
Rob Pearson12
Claude Loiselle15
Brad May10
Shayne Corson27
Tom Fergus19
Mike Krushelnsyki26
Dave McLlwain7
Mike JohnsonN/A
Todd Warriner8
Dave Reid14
Nikolai Borschevsky16
Lou Franceschetti32
Defence
Mike Pelyk4
Jamie Macoun34
Matt Martin33
Brad Marsh3
Greg Hotham4
Cory CrossX
Goalies
Mark Laforest
Peter Ing
1
1

Detroit Red Wings Roster - Game 1

Forwards
Number
John Ogrodnick25
Dallas Drake17
Jimmy Carson10
Martin Lapointe20
Petr Klima85
Dennis Polonich8
Red Berenson7
Gary Unger7
Kevin Miller23
Pat Verbeek17
Paul Ysebaert21
Brent Fedyk14
Mike Knuble22
Mike Sillinger
Defence
Jason Woolley15
Aaron Ward27
Steve Duchesne28
Mathieu Dandenault11
Jiri Fischer2
Mathieu Schneider23
Goalies
Kevin Hodson
Ken Holland
Eddie Mio
31
35
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GDT: 2014 Winter Classic: Alumni Game 2 Thread Here

 

287 comments
elb1482
elb1482

Does anyone know when and what channel they will be replaying the games?

Quasijr
Quasijr

Which team gets to play with Tim Horton & what team does without?

wendelsfist
wendelsfist

Healy is going be trashing the leafs alumni because they didn't invite him as an Alumni Classic.   Such a bitter man

ingy56
ingy56

Looks like the Leafs are heading out to practice. 

Bon Scott was a Leaf fan
Bon Scott was a Leaf fan

Wow....just seeing the other headlines (Dion signing...Kadri rumors).  I have a lot of reading to catch up on while I bake.  May as well load my vape.

DWCMLHS
DWCMLHS

Leafs lose the alumni game. Okay. Who can we fire? 

ingy56
ingy56

Gary Unger still looks young. 

NotSince67
NotSince67

I worry that after this WJC all the stat watchers will go from dismissing him (Frederik Gauthier), to hyping him. I'd almost rather have people write him off. I get the sense the all too familiar scenario of foisting big expectations onto Leafs prospects and expecting immediate significant contributions will get the fan base to ride him out of town. 

Here's to hoping that us fans can just let the kid develop. 

ingy56
ingy56

@wendelsfist He just said : The fan's weren't coming out to see me.." No shit Sherlock. 

ShiftyD
ShiftyD

@wendelsfistHe actually had an excellent comment to the guy from the 67 team who was beside Domi. I didn't catch the name

NotSince67
NotSince67

@Bon Scott was a Leaf fan I probably should just scoot over and read the comments but generally are people in favour of trading Kadri and replacing him with Holland? What are they saying? I'm worried.

ingy56
ingy56

@DWCMLHS If Harold was still here he wouldn't care, he'd be off counting his Winter Classic cash. 

DeclanK
DeclanK moderator

@NotSince67 You know what fixes that? Having a great club that doesn't need a kid to come in and save the franchise. Was saying to Petrielli last night, it's nice that Rielly, who is our best prospect since Clark, in my eyes, is flying under the radar, gets little press and is on pace for 30 points right now.

Xxxxxnew
Xxxxxnew

Thing is he was one of the youngest guys in the draft. Nine months ago he was a 17 year old. He's got LOTS of time to develop. Huge guys have to get used to their size as well.

Xxxxxnew
Xxxxxnew

Don't bother. It's just silly stuff.

Doorman
Doorman

@ingy56 @DWCMLHS Come On!  Harold had Class!!!  Ok;  Personality!!!  I liked the guy!  it sure wasnt Boring at the Gardens!!!

NotSince67
NotSince67

@DeclanK @NotSince67 Have you ever thought forward to the public flogging he MAY get if he shows the dreaded sophmore slump? People have Kadri on his was out of town despite he's got far more upside than Holland, and makes his linemates much better than Holland does.

All because Holland is potting goals.

NotSince67
NotSince67

@Xxxxxnew He looks far more co-ordinated than 6 months ago and looks a little thicker. But I mean, this is a kid who may never start to tap his offensive potential until his Xth pro season. I really hope people don't judge him by his stats and can look into the fact that he's gonna be a role guy, but has a chance to really excel at it.

ingy56
ingy56

@Doorman @ingy56 @DWCMLHS Yeah, zero class and it was never boring, sad many times, unbelievable many times, but never boring. Wish the hockey was better. 

Xxxxxnew
Xxxxxnew

Still growing. I'm hoping with the right development time he picks up on the offensive side as well. Seems to have pretty good hands. I see potential as a puck disher. Unfortunately at this point he's so dependable defensively junior coaches seem to count on him for that role only.

NotSince67
NotSince67

@Xxxxxnew Yeah. Good stick too. He thinks the game like a defensman. Definitely a team kinda guy who is a details guy and does the little things. Blocked a bunch of shots in the Subway Super Series. I mean the idea of a 6'5" guy who's game is probably comparable to Manny Malholtra makes me giddy.

Xxxxxnew
Xxxxxnew

What I like about Gauthier as he is right now is his understanding of the defensive side of the game and his positioning.

NotSince67
NotSince67

@wendelsfist @Xxxxxnew I still don't get the Biggs pick, or at least the rationale. Projecting him as a scorer may have had different draft implications than projecting him as an energy guy on the 3rd or 4th line who could end up fighting as well as Mike Brown.

I think if you view it like that Biggs falls into the early second round and the LEafs don't need to move up to pick him giving up 29/30 and the 39th to move up to 22 I believe.