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Published February 18, 2013
SUBDUED CELEBRATION: In Toronto, Dave Feschuk wrote honoring the 10 members of the Maple Leafs’ ’63 Stanley Cup champions during the Senators-Maple Leafs game on Saturday was “a decent idea in theory.” But it “would have been far better if the gaping empty rows of platinum and gold seats that greeted the greats were actually filled with respectful throngs,” and it would have been “nice if those throngs offered a rousing and lasting ovation.” The significance of Saturday’s ceremony, whether “because of bad messaging or short notice, seemed mostly lost on those who made the snowy trip.” The pregame crowd was "sparse,” and the ovation was “friendly, but it was far from frenetic” (TORONTO STAR, 2/17).