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Alumni Game Lineup / Leafs @ Wings Alumni NBCS and CBC 1pm

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It was fun seeing the old guys play, but how in the world did the organizers manage to introduce the Wings first before the second game? Surely they could have foreseen the explosion of affection for Stevie and made him the last person introduced.

There were a number of other faux pas, at least on the CBC broadcast. The announcer started by introducing Pat Quinn while another Leaf old-timer (probably Brian Conacher) walked on without any introduction. Quinn was nowhere to be found and then suddenly the Wings were all being introduced. And after all players had been introduced and CBC cut to commercial, they came back to introduce one more Leaf player who had apparently been forgotten.

CBC also did a poor job of capturing the Gordie-Ted puck drop and Vladdie's appearance. It was almost as if no one bothered to share the script with the TV people beforehand. Disappointingly shoddy.

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It was fun seeing the old guys play, but how in the world did the organizers manage to introduce the Wings first before the second game? Surely they could have foreseen the explosion of affection for Stevie and made him the last person introduced.

There were a number of other faux pas, at least on the CBC broadcast. The announcer started by introducing Pat Quinn while another Leaf old-timer (probably Brian Conacher) walked on without any introduction. Quinn was nowhere to be found and then suddenly the Wings were all being introduced. And after all players had been introduced and CBC cut to commercial, they came back to introduce one more Leaf player who had apparently been forgotten.

CBC also did a poor job of capturing the Gordie-Ted puck drop and Vladdie's appearance. It was almost as if no one bothered to share the script with the TV people beforehand. Disappointingly shoddy.

The Leafs Alumni weren't ready so they just went ahead and introduced the Wings Alumni first.

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"BTW - Shayne Corson!" :lol:

The CBC broadcast was kinda quirky (euphemism), but that's CBC for you. I'm not totally sure who was doing the color and play-by-play, but one of them mentioned that the Wings were a team that "could play any way you wanted to play" about 17 times. After the 14th time, I started thinking about our current team and feeling sad and nostalgic.

It was all in good fun, though, so I'm certainly not complaining. Today's game, on the other hand...I want perfection in all areas, except the Leafs' execution and compete.

Edited by Dabura

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The ever worthy awood40 has the player introduction and game highlights on his youtube channel

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Stvl6FAPYCI&list=UUBAd0jG2C83r8jG_TJ0s4Og

Meanwhile, given the famous story about the two, would someone care to caption this pic?

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"Al Arbour once said, 'in an outdoor alumni game shootout, if you can just get your shooters to laugh...' "

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Guest RyaN_84   
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that was an exciting game!
cant wait for the winter classic now.

Edited by RyaN_84

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I'm glad I'm not the only one who shed a few tears when the Russian 5 reunited. That was so bittersweet.

The two games brought back a hell of a lot of memories, and names I haven't heard in years. What a wonderful set of games they put together. This is definitely getting added to my DVR collection.

I thought miking Manny was hilarious...he is really funny sometimes. I'm glad to see him doing so well on color analysis for FSD on college hockey.

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Some great pics on the Wings facebook page.

Spot the odd one out....

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Gordie, like a Boss...

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That's not so much a cup that homer is wearing, as a, uh, "marital aid" that you might find on, er, specialist shops on the internet. Apparantly...

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