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We start the day with some news about the opening night roster from Mirtle. Audio from Brian Burke meeting with the media is available below, but this is how the team will look (barring further movement) Thursday night versus the Habs:

Forwards Versteeg - Bozak - Kessel Kulemin - Grabovski - MacArthur Sjostrom - Brent - Armstrong Orr - Brown - Mitchell


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Defence Phaneuf - Beauchemin Kaberle - Komisarek Schenn - Gunnarsson Finger

Injured: Lebda and Lashoff

Goal Giguere Gustavsson

Headed to the Marlies: Hanson, Kadri, Caputi and Rynnas. On waivers: Richmond, Rosehill and Zigomanis

Let the debate begin.

And here is the full audio from Burke's press conference today:

The links:

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The Star's Damien Cox profiles Tyler Bozak.

Vote in the Pension Plan Puppets Maple Leafs Fans Confidence Poll.

Michael Langlois of Vintage Leaf Memories chimes in with a note of caution on Versteeg and Armstrong. Awesome photo of "Cowboy" Bill Flett included.

In case you missed it, The Globe's David Shoalts and Michael Grange did a three-part series on MLSE.

Shoalts also had a web exclusive today on the state of the Leafs' defence.

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