The gifts already have started pouring in for Maple Leafs captain Mats Sundin, who will be honoured tonight for joining the 500-goal fraternity.
On Monday, team ownership presented Sundin with a framed photo depicting his celebration with teammates of that historic 500th goal on Saturday. Also included was a plaque listing the revelant information of the milestone goal, such as date, time and opponent.
Board members also gave Sundin a set of gold cuff links with the No. 500 and the date of the goal -- Oct. 14, 2006 --engraved on them.
THE DOCTOR'S OFFICE
Staffan Kronwall revealed yesterday that he tested his wonky ankle on the ice last Friday. The skate did not go as well as planned.
"It was still pretty uncomfortable," said Kronwall, who has not donned the blades since that time. "I've been doing off-ice workouts since then and things seem to be getting better, but I can't really tell you when I'll be back out there again.
"It's tough watching the guys out there and not being able to help. But at least the guys have been doing quite well."
With Ben Ondrus improving with every practice and Michael Peca potentially returning to the lineup tonight against the Avs, the Leafs could be facing some roster decisions in the coming days.
Not too long ago, workaholic assistant coach Keith Acton sat down with Matt Stajan for an intense video session.
By the time it was over, Acton and Stajan had reviewed all of the player's shifts from the previous game.
It's a tactic the Paul Maurice-led Maple Leafs have been employing with many of their players.
And, according to Stajan, it was a valuable tool.
"It allows us to see the game from overhead, the same way you guys see it from the press box," Stajan said. "It's a different perspective. It certainly is a lot easier to see the open guys from that view than it is down on the ice.
"It's not going to start a barrage of goals. But it does help you see the tendencies of your linemates."