Preseason Game Preview: Toronto Maple Leafs at Detroit Red Wings

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Who: Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Detroit Red Wings

What: Preseason Hockey

Where: Joe Louis Arena- Detroit, MI

When: 7:30 PM

How: This game will not be televised by Detroit, but according the Wings' web site, we should be able to listen to it on CBS Sports Radio. In Toronto, the game will be aired live on Leafs TV and broadcast on TSN1050 Radio.

The Wings finish off the preseason with back to back games against the grammatically incorrect Toronto Maple Leaves Leafs. These two teams have a rich history and once heated rivalry, but since the realignment in 1998 that saw these two teams split into different divisions and conferences, the Wings and Leafs have only played each other a total of 22 times. With the Wings moving back to the Eastern Conference this season, and these two teams playing each other in the Winter Classic (for real this time), their rivalry is sure to be rekindled.

Cody Franson will play in his first game since signing his new 1 year, 2M deal with the Leafs.

Daniel Alfredsson will play his first home game as a Red Wing, and his first game since September 17th.

We'll finally get to see Franzen, Weiss, and Alfredsson play together in a game. Hopefully they can develop some chemistry together and score some goals. Jimmy Howard is slated to play the entire game.

Here's the Wings lineup:

Forwards
Henrik Zetterberg Pavel Datsyuk Justin Abdelkader
Johan Franzen Stephen Weiss Daniel Alfredsson
Daniel Cleary Joakim Andersson Todd Bertuzzi
Tomas Jurco Luke Glendening Mikael Samuelsson

Defense
Niklas Kronwall Jonathan Ericsson
Brendan Smith Kyle Quincey
Jakub Kindl Adam Almqvist

Goalies
Jimmy Howard
Petr Mrazek

Leafs Lineup:

Forwards
James Van Riemsdyk Tyler Bozak David Clarkson
Joffrey Lupul Dave Bolland Nikolai Kulemin
David Broll Nazem Kadri Mason Raymond
Carter Ashton Jay McClement Colton Orr

Defense
Dion Phaneuf Carl Gunnarsson
Mark Fraser Paul Ranger
Jake Gardiner Cody Franson

Goalies
Jonathan Bernier
James Reimer / Drew MacIntyre

This will be the game thread.

Let's Go Red Wings!!!

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