As just about every Toronto Maple Leafs fan who hasn't been living under a rock knows by now, the Leafs were chosen to participate in the 2013 Winter Classic against their original-six rival Detroit Red Wings.
While some of the excitement surrounding the game itself may have taken a hit on Thursday, when Red Wings captain Nicklas Lidstrom announced his retirement (via ESPN), the work that is put into hyping up the Winter Classic is still unparalleled in the hockey world.
HBO's fairly new series 24/7, which takes fans on a behind-the-scenes journey with their favorite clubs over four one-hour installments, is a major part of said hype.
This past year, the program delved into the lives of the Philadelphia Flyers and their division-rival New York Rangers, and it didn't disappoint—from animated coaches Peter Laviolette and John Tortorella to the crazy ramblings of the Flyers' quirky netminder Ilya Bryzgalov.
With Toronto set to take part in this year's spectacle, let's take a look at which Toronto Maple Leafs may provide some entertaining sound bites for fans.