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12-08-2012, 04:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Killion View Post
Interesting, Id not heard that before. Maple Leaf Gardens as well was left in a terrible state for almost a decade while MLSE, Loblaws & Ryerson fought one another over all kinds of nonsense. Though its great to see hockey return to the Gardens, so much more couldve been done with the Grand Old Dame.
Yes, I loved MLG and was there several times. You could really feel the history. All those pictures of Leaf cup teams from the 40's. What did they do with all that stuff. Did it move to the AC centre. Can't believe that MLG is now a grocery store.

The only other original 6 rinks I was in were the Montreal Forum and Boston Garden. Didn't they gut the Forum? The Boston Garden is completely gone. I had the experience one time of being right down at ice level when 2 of my sons attended a hockey clinic. Boy, what an experience looking up at those overhanging balconies. Like playing in a goldfish bowl. Watching a game from those balconies was great. The new garden has absolutely no atmosphere.

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