Wendel Clark pumped for alumni game vs. Wings

Ex-Leafs greats Wendel Clark and Doug Gilmour (Craig Robertson, Toronto Sun)

Ex-Leafs greats Wendel Clark and Doug Gilmour (Craig Robertson, Toronto Sun)

Wendel Clark, Special to the Sun

, Last Updated: 9:48 PM ET

DETROIT - It’s time to lace up the blades and pull on that blue-and-white Maple Leafs jersey again.

And yes, I’m aware people want to know one thing heading into the pair of alumni games that will take place at Comerica Park between former players from both the Leafs and Red Wings on Tuesday afternoon.

Am I going to run over anyone, especially fellow Saskatchewan native Joey Kocur?

Well, there is only one way that is going to happen — and that’s if we fall over each other.

Through the years, because Joey and I are both natives of Kelvington, Sask., I’ve been asked if we are cousins. Maybe by marriage. Then again, when you come from a town as small as ours, pretty much everyone is a cousin through marriage.

I hope Joey gets a chuckle out of that. I know I am.

As far as being a long way from game shape, this is one of the first times I’ve been on skates in a while.


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