Here’s everything the Toronto Maple Leafs could want: Saturday night, national TV against their oldest rivals and the stands full of their “real” fans.
“They paid their own dough to get here to see us,” Reggie Dunlop would snarl if Mike Babcock could bring the Slap Shot star back for a pre-game dressing room address.
But this biggest regular-season stage for the Leafs, lining up against the Montreal Canadiens, is getting to be a pain in the postérieur, home and away. When they arrive at the Bell Centre, the Leafs will be trying to end a streak of 14 consecutive losses to the Habs (0-10-4).
“Thanks for reminding me,” winger James van Riemsdyk said …