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Monday, October 14, 2013

Hockey Related Reason #5 To Move To Canada

Another in a long line of reasons to move to Canada, or at least plan lots of vacations there...

The Legends Classic is a hockey game of sorts between two teams of legendary NHL players.  This years' Classic is no less awesome than other years.  It is being held at the Maple Leaf Gardens (or whatever weird name they actually changed it to now) and features current HOF inductees, NHL legends, and Maple Leaf greats.

In the Red corner, we have Team McDonald, captained by non other than Lanny McDonald.  In the Blue corner, we have Team Sittler, captained by Darryl Sittler.

Event and giveaways will be plenty as all ticketholders will get a free program and a free pass to the Hockey Hall of Fame to boot.  Plus, they will get to experience the 2013 induction class receiving their member blazers at center ice.  There will also be a Shoot Out during intermission where fans can win autographs of the 2013 HOF inductees.

Very rarely, if ever, do we get these events here in the States.  And for that, I am forever jealous.  The only opportunity we usually get to see this many legends in one place is either at a team sponsored event or ceremonial game or at one of the national-type card/memorabilia shows.  It seems like in Canada, these things happen all the time.  For a hockey fan, this has to be like Christmas in November.

Check out the team rosters so far for this event...

Team Sittler

Darryl Sittler
Ed Belfour
Chris Chelios
Doug Gilmour
Brendan Shanahan
Shayne COrson
Gary Leeman
Bob McGill
Darcy Tucker
Rick Vaive
Tiger Williams

Team McDonald

Lanny McDonald
Geraldine Heaney
Angela James
Scott Niedermayer
Joe Nieuwendyk
Borje Salming
Dan Daoust
Wendel Clark
Al Iafrate
Nick Kypreos
Gary Roberts
Sami Jo Small

Even if you aren't a fan of the Leafs, this still seems like it would be a lot of fun.  Are they any readers/bloggers out there going to be attending or have attended these in the past?  Leave a comment.  I'd like to hear about them.


  1. it seems like Sittler went with the intimidation factor.... Corson, McGill, Tiger.....


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