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by George Malik on 12/30/13 at 07:11 PM ET
DetroitRedWings.com's Bill Roose revealed the Alumni Showdown rosters via Twitter earlier today, and over the course of a pair of articles by Andrea Nelson and Roose, now we're finding out about Game 1 and Game 2 (1 PM and 3:30 PM starts, respectively, on FSD, the CBC and NBCSN--with the 2nd game on tape delay starting at 4) in terms of their formats...
Tuesday’s games will be played in equal halves. Game 1 will consist of 20-minute running time and the clock will stop in the last five-minutes of each half. Game 2 will be 25-minute running time with the clock stopping in the final 10-minutes of each half.
And now the Red Wings' official rosters (the Leafs released their Game 1 and Game 2 rosters a few weeks ago)
[Nicklas] Lidstrom is expected to head up a legendary Red Wings’ defensive corps in Game 2 that will consist of Murphy, Chris Chelios, Mark Howe, Slava Fetisov, Paul Coffey and Brian Rafalski.
Wings forwards for Game 2 are expected to be Larionov, Ciccarelli, Steve Yzerman, Brendan Shanahan, Mickey Redmond, Tomas Holmstrom, Kris Draper, Darren McCarty, Joe Kocur, Slava Kozlov, Sergei Fedorov and Doug Brown. Goalies will be Chris Osgood and Manny Legace.
Roose continues and speaks at length with Lidstrom and Kris Draper, but that means that Game 1's Wings roster will look like this:
Forwards: John Ogrodnick, Dallas Drake, Jimmy Carson, Martin Lapointe, Petr Klima, Dennis Polonich, Red Berenson, Gary Unger, Kevin Miller, Pat Verbeek, Paul Ysebaert, Brent Fedyk and Mike Knuble
Defense: Jason Woolley, Aaron Ward, Steve Duchesne, Mathieu Dandenault, Jiri Fischer and Mathieu Schneider
Goaltenders: Kevin Hodson, Ken Holland and Eddie Mio
Per the Toronto Sun's Mike Zeisberger, here are the Leafs' rosters:
Forwards: Dan Daoust, Mark Osborne, Bill Derlago, Stew Gavin, Pat Boutette, Rob Pearson, Claude Loiselle, Brad May, Shayne Corson, Tom Fergus, Mike Krushelnsyki, Dave McLlwain, Mike Johnson, Todd Warriner, Dave Reid, Nikolai Borschevsky, Lou Franceschetti.
Defencemen: Mike Pelyk, Jamie Macoun, Matt Martin, Brad Marsh, Greg Hotham, Cory Cross
Goalies: Mark Laforest, Peter Ing
Forwards: Darryl Sitter, Rick Vaive, Wendel Clark, Doug Gilmour, Dave Andreychuk, Darcy Tucker, Kevin Maguire, Gary Leeman, Russ Courtnall, Gary Roberts, Lanny McDonald, Tiger Williams, Mats Sundin, Mike Walton, Tie Domi, Mike Gartner, Joe Nieuwendyk, Steve Thomas, Steve Sullivan.
Defencemen: Dave Ellett, Bryan McCabe, Bob McGill, Borje Salming, Al Iafrate, Bryan Berard
Goalies: Curtis Joseph, Felix Potvin, Mike Palmateer
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