I know there's still a great deal of scepticism/misinformation out there on many American blogs about just how nutty Ontario (and Canada in general) is for hockey, but I think this post by Erin Nicks lays it out nicely.
Last week, the Ottawa Senators managed to fill the lower bowl of Scotiabank Place, build some sort of a quasi-Stonehenge on a stage and get a handful of players in uniform for the mid-August unveiling of a new team jersey/logo that really isn't all that radical of a switch.
Did I mention the rink is half an hour outside of downtown? (And get a load of the multiple television networks on hand.)
The Canucks have a similar event planned for Wednesday (they decided to cap tickets at only 8,500), while the Maple Leafs may choose to forgo such an extravaganza for fear of yet another impromptu parade down Yonge Street.
It's a good thing there's going to be some hockey played tomorrow.