The final rosters for Saturday’s Centennial Classic alumni game have been released, with players numbers:
It will be great to see some of the best recent Leafs and Red Wings suit up again, but there have been some changes from the original rosters released back in November.
For the Maple Leafs Mats Sundin and Tomas Kaberle will not be appearing in the game. To me this is very disappointing, as Kabby and Mats were two of the best Leafs to play for the team in the past 20 years. No official word has come out about these changes, but hopefully everything is going well for the Leafs legends.
For the Red Wings Sergei Fedorov is out, and a rumoured Steve Yzerman appearance will also not happen.
Despite these losses, the game should be fun for all those in attendance. There will be a festival outside the game before puck drop, featuring autographs, prizes, and a Stanley Cup appearance. Everything kicks off at 9AM outside BMO Field “Exhibition Stadium”.
The Centennial Classic alumni game will begin at 12:00PM, and can be seen on Sportsnet streaming and broadcast services.