The Cup is in the Building

The only thing that matters.

You damn right. Ballin'. But enough of that, the 2013 Bridgestone Winter Classic Presented by Amway and broadcast on NBC schedule has been announced. Let's get to dem deets.

Dec. 15-26: Celebration of hockey featuring amateur games, corporate outings and open skates. Information on booking ice time can be obtained by visiting DetroitRedWings.com/icetime.

Dec. 27-31: Outdoor festival featuring interactive games, autograph signings, face painting and ice sculpture exhibits as well as musical performances and entertainment.

Dec. 27-28: Great Lakes Invitational featuring the Michigan Wolverines, Michigan State Spartans, Western Michigan Broncos and Michigan Tech Huskies all competing for the 2012 MacInnes Cup.

Dec. 29: Ontario Hockey League doubleheader featuring the Windsor Spitfires taking on the Saginaw Spirit, and the Plymouth Whalers battling the J. Ross Robertson Cup champion London Knights.

Dec. 30: American Hockey League game featuring the Grand Rapids Griffins and Toronto Marlies, AHL affiliates of the Red Wings and Maple Leafs, respectively.

Dec. 31: Red Wings-Maple Leafs Alumni Showdown featuring legendary players from two of the National Hockey League's most storied franchises going head-to-head.

The game's on January 1st, and 24/7 will show in the weeks leading up to and after the game.

Should be a good time. Links after the jump.

Leafs Links

Terrible new regarding the wife of ex-Leaf Dominic Moore who under surgery in April for a rare form of liver cancer. The hopes and prayers of Leafs Nation are with them.

Dallas Eakins Three (Maybe) More Years

Jonathan Willis takes about Eakins' out clause.

Active Teams That Haven't Played in a Stanley Cup Final Since 1967

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Marlies, Leafs, and NHL Quick-Hits

Mike at VLM talks this and 15 questions.

Other Links

A Look Back at the Captains Who Have Raised the Cup

DGB looks at the guys wearing the C.

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