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Cheap At Any Price

Do you know why Toronto has the league’s highest ticket prices?

It’s because the Leafs are so freakin worth it. So many stars to look at in the flesh. Why, at any second you can see Jason Blake skating and shooting. Jamal Mayers will be there, so will Jiri Tlusty. And if it’s defencemen you want to see, hey, how bout Carl Gunnarsson?

Naturally, some dates at the Air Canada Centre are sold out, like Thursday’s opener against the Habs. And you probably won’t be able to see Pittsburgh, Boston, Washington, Calgary, the Rangers, Devils, Carolina, Miinesota, Philadelphia, St. Louis,Vancouver, San Jose, Ottawa, Detroit, and a few more either. But take heart, there’s others. Tickets are available when Phoenix comes to town on December 16th, for example. That’s fantastic. You can bring your whole family – wife, kids, granny – sit down close so you’ll be near all your favourites, and pay only $423.00 a seat for that once-in-a lifetime chance of seeing the Leafs and Phoenix Coyotes right there, just in front of you!

Yes, that’s right. They’re practically giving them away. It’s a chance to take in an evening seeing the world famous Toronto Maple Leafs creating magic. And for this incredible experience, all it’s going to cost for you, the little lady, junior and missy, and of course granny, is – $2115, not including the beer, popcorn, ice cream, nachos, parking, and the souvenir bobblehead of Matt Stajan.

Is there a better way to spend your money? This is the Toronto Maple Leafs for goodness sakes? The team that Jim Dorey and Lyle Moffat once donned the blades for. You just can’t pass it up. Why, if I lived in Toronto, I’d go to as many games as possible. I’d be able to see not only Phoenix but probably Atlanta and the Florida Panthers too! I’d take my wife, bring friends – it’d be a winter-long extravaganza.

And all it would cost is $423 each, or if I prefer the cheap seats, a measly $148. But who wants to sit in the cheap seats in Toronto when I can be down close to the ice soaking in the atmosphere, seeing Tyler Bozak and Alex Ponikarovsky in person, enjoying an evening witnessing the Leafs clashing with the Coyotes.

It’s classic hockey for low, low prices.

Can you think of anything better?

The Toronto Maple Leafs (How Can I Say It Politely), Will Smell Like Farm Animal Excretement

Hockey fans became completely sick of hearing Mats Sundin’s name about a month ago, and so I apologize for mentioning it now. But His Majesty is on the verge now of announcing whether he will retire or play, so I thought I’d get just a little head start on this.


If he plays, there’s always the chance he’ll rejoin his old club, the Toronto Maple Leafs. But I just had a look at the Leafs’ 2008-2009 roster, and maybe His Majesty should consider retiring. Wow! Harold Ballard and girlfriend Yolanda would’ve made this club. King Clancy would’ve made this team, when he was in his eighties.

Several of the hot dog vendors would make this team.  Prince Philip could make this team. Richard Simmons would be on the first line. My daughter’s baby would make this team, and the baby’s not even born yet.


The Leafs best player just may be ex-Hab Mikhail Grabovski. And they’ve added Rangers goon Ryan Hollweg, a guy who blows his mind way too often. There was no room for him anymore in New York, but of course there’s lots of room for him in Toronto.


Jason Blake will be their leader, like Jean Beliveau, the Rocket, Mark Messier, Joe Sakic, and Steve Yzerman were for their teams. You bet!


And I could mention the other Leaf players on the roster but you wouldn’t care anyway.


Toronto fans will pack the place every night to see one of the most inconsequential teams in Toronto ever.


Mats Sundin will make his choice soon. He can join the Leafs. He can join some good teams like the Habs. He can retire. Or he can help old pal Borje Salming with his underwear business. We’ll see shortly.


Sorry to mention his name. Also sorry to mention the Leafs.