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Saturday’s FTB: I hate to rain on anyone’s parade...

The Leafs and Capitals will face off in an outdoor game with some potentially wacky weather.

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Toronto Maple Leafs v Florida Panthers Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images

There’s an outdoor game today.

The Leafs are in it.

And I can’t really be arsed.

Don’t get me wrong, I’ll watch it because it’s the Leafs. But given the warm, cloudy, maybe-only-a-SLIGHT-chance-of-rain-now weather it has the potential to be an ugly game that depresses offense and excitement. I’m just hoping none of our players get hurt because of shitty ice conditions.

For a while outdoor games were novel. Then the NHL started centering them around the Blackhawks every bloody year. Then the Leafs finally got into one, and hosted one, right around the time the NHL decided to have about a dozen of them every year instead of just one or two. Now it’s just... meh.

Anyways, it’s still a Leafs game and I still want them to catch the Bruins by some miracle so GO LEAFS GO!

ONTO THE LINKS!

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Maple Leaf Hot Stove shared some quotes from the Loufather himself with some praise for the likes of Dermott and Kapanen.

Poll

What are you looking forward to in regards to the outdoor game?

This poll is closed

  • 41%
    Watching everyone confused by the Leafs super white camouflage jerseys
    (98 votes)
  • 15%
    The inevitable Plekanec turtleneck
    (37 votes)
  • 33%
    Seeing the Leafs win
    (80 votes)
  • 8%
    Josh Leivo being penciled into the lineup only to be traded to another team’s AHL affiliate just before game time (Lou will find a way)
    (21 votes)
236 votes total Vote Now