The Toronto Maple Leafs and Detroit Red Wings have announced the rosters for the two alumni games that will take place on December 31.
Here are the 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
Goalies: Mark Laforest, Peter Ing
Forwards: Darryl Sittler, 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
Red Wings (not split into teams yet)
Forwards: Alex Delvecchio, Kris Draper, Mickey Redmond, Dino Ciccarelli, Darren McCarty, John Ogrodnick, Joe Kocur, Ted Lindsay, Kirk Maltby, Igor Larionov, Martin Lapointe, Dallas Drake, Petr Klima, Brent Fedyk, Tomas Holmstrom, Brendan Shanahan, Doug Brown, Mathieu Dandenault, Jimmy Carson, Paul Ysebaert, Garry Unger, Red Berenson, Dennis Polonic, Vyacheslav Kozlov, Sergei Fedorov, Pat Verbeek, Steve Yzerman
Defense: Chris Chelios, Mark Howe, Vladimir Konstantinov, Larry Murphy, Aaron Ward, Steve Duchesne, Jason Woolley, Mathieu Schneider, Jiri Fischer, Viacheslav Fetisov, Paul Coffey, Brian Rafalski, Nicklas Lidstrom
Obviously, the Maple Leafs decided to put pretty much all of their best players in the second game. I know a lot about Leafs history, but there are more than a few players on the first team that I had never heard of before. The one thing I will definitely be looking forward to is seeing Cujo and Felix The Cat playing in the same game.
The Red Wings have yet to split their team up into two but it doesn’t matter. No matter how they split the teams, they will have two great teams. The first team will probably blow out the first Leafs team, while the second Leafs team could at least stand up to the second Red Wings team.
What do you guys think of the teams?