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Larry Brooks reported this in his Sunday column too.
Sportsnet's Hockey Central at Noon broadcast today from Comerica Park in Detroit.
Curtis Joseph joined them for a segment and talked Wings/Leafs including a little Holland jab and says Holmstrom is the "biggest pain in the butt" he has ever played against.
Aside from a couple of details that still have to be worked out, the Toronto Maple Leafs are 'very close' to locking up captain Dion Phaneuf to a seven-year, $49 million contract extension, according to TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger.
Those details, according to TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie, are regarding Phaneuf's no-movement and no-trade clauses in the language of the new contract.
John Scott scored his 2nd career NHL goal tonight. His first was in the 2009-10 season when he was a member of the Minnesota Wild.
from Bob Sullivan of Sporting Charts,
‘TWAS THE DAY OF THE WINTER CLASSIC
'Twas the day of the Winter Classic, when all through the Big House,
the bleachers were stirring as I sat with my spouse.
The boards were erected on the field with such care,
in hopes that the Leafs and Wings soon would be there.
Each fan was nestled all snug in their seat,
privileged to witness such a rare hockey treat.
And my wife in her Wings jersey, and I in my Leafs hat,
had just settled in for the afternoon’s spat.
When out on the ice there arose such a noise,
we sprang from our seats to cheer on our boys.
Shaking our hands on a friendly little bet,
the puck was dropped, the players were set.
My Leafs pushed the play under some new-fallen snow.
The Buds came out firing with plenty of flow.
Phaneuf with the blast; JVR with the tip.
Before the crowd knew, it’s Toronto one-zip.
Should the whistle have blown?
Rangers did win in the shootout.
NEW YORK (December 23, 2013) – The 2014 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic®, the New Year’s Day outdoor game between the Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs at The Big House® on the University of Michigan campus (1:00 p.m. ET, NBC, CBC, RDS), will feature performances by members of the Grammy Award-winning Zac Brown Band, singer/songwriter Mayer Hawthorne and Juno Award-winning recording artists The Tenors; the announcement of the rosters for the 2014 U.S. Olympic men’s and women’s ice hockey teams; a flyover of North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) CF-18 fighter jets and a Canada-United States color guard; and appearances by Ann Arbor and Detroit-area youth hockey players.
The entertainment for the 2014 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic®, 2014 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series™ and 2014 Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic™ is being produced by RK Productions in association with Big Monkey Entertainment.
Carol of the Bells is the music the montage is set to tonight.
You decide, did the puck cross the line. The Leafs did win in the shootout.
Dan Craig updates us on the rink building process at the Big House.
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