The Stanley Cup winners were honored at center ice before the game.
Remember those boring days in high school when your teacher would use an old, dusty screen projector to show countless diagrams of a human cell on the classroom board? (Sorry for bringing those memories up.)
Now imagine those slides being projected onto an entire ice rink.
That's essentially what the Toronto Maple Leafs did on Saturday to honor the 1963 Stanley Cup champion Maple Leafs team before their game with the Ottawa Senators. Incredibly, the Leafs superimposed footage of the '63 squad onto the Air Canada Centre ice before leading into a highlight reel of the Stanley Cup finals. Members of the '63 team were then driven onto the ice and performed the ceremonial puck drop.
It was a pretty cool moment all around, although the Leafs could've chosen a better song to play over the highlight reel than "Some Nights" by Fun. When I think of the classic Maple Leafs I don't think faux-afro rock and songs about how much Arizona sucks.