The Habs and Leafs divisional rivalry gets started tonight in Toronto. The odds would have to rest in Montreal’s favor despite being on the 3rd game of their season starting road trip. Montreal is coming of back to back road victories in Boston and New York while Toronto is trying to rebuild after losing their captain Mats Sundin to a devastating eye injury. Montreal’s success at the Air Canada center in recent years has been less than stellar.
The Leafs depth will be tested as the burden falls onto questionable shoulders in Jason Allison and Eric Lindros. We should have an idea how the Leafs cope without their leader
The Canadiens expect to dress tough guy Latvian Raitis Ivanans tonight and he no doubt will find himself tangling with one of the Leafs tough guys. Let’s all hope its Tie Domi who receives a thorough beating.