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It's Usually Best Not to Make too Much of One Game, Even a Solid Season Opener - Mike Langlois at Vintage Leaf Memories

Think back to last season.  Montreal beat Montreal in the opener, and went on to win three more.  Things looked good, eh?  But we all know the rest of that story.  That is not to suggest the Leafs didn’t do some nice things last year, especially in the last couple of months, but the early four-game winning streak, in theory, should have been the "good start" that we all crave for the team.  But it made precious little difference last season.

So while there was certainly a build-up for fans and the players (and playing the Habs made it a little more exciting) it is only one game, as they say.

But a win is a win.  And a shutout—in front of fans who have been waiting for a win that truly means at least a little something for, well, a long time—is even sweeter, especially against the team’s longstanding rival.

All that said, what are some basic take-aways from Game 1?
Head on over to find out what he saw from the game, and take the jump to find out what many others thought as well.

Leafs Links

Where do NHLers Come From? - Toronto Edition

mf37 crunches the numbers on NHL player who hail from the T dot.

Pump Up The Volume - Hockey is Back

Dirty Dangle with a fantastic crappy photoshop.

Qualifying the Burke Tenure to Date

MLHS grades the work BB has done in Toronto so far.

Leafs vs Habs Size Chart

Yep, Montreal forwards are still tiny.

Game Recaps

Reimer Leads Leafs Past Habs

Perfect time to have his 4th NHL shutout.

Hope in the Big Smoke Game Recap

Game in 10 at MLHS by Mislav

Leafs Win! Habs Lose! I'm Full! (Toronto Mike)

Other Links

Questions and Answers

Black Dog Hates Skunks take a Post Q&A for himself.

Ranting Cherry Steals Spotlight from Leafs

Thanks goodness hockey season is back so Don Cherry can be on television again.

In Which I Save Edmonto $250MM

mc79 not a big fan of publicly subsidized arenas.

Talking Advanced Stats with Elliotte Friedman

Thomas Drance at Leafs Nations talks Corsi and its ilk with Mr. 30 Thoughts himself.

Penalty-Killing Plugs

Also at Leafs Nations, JP finds out if the defensive specialist forward does in fact exist.