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Lou Lamoriello

Maple Leafs bring back the past to inspire young lineup

With a hockey stick and Sharpie in hand, Maple Leafs forward Mitch Marner had a simple request when approaching the stall in the far corner of Exhibition Stadium's oversized locker room.

"Excuse me, Mr. Sittler, could you sign this?" the 19-year-old asked.

Dressed in a blue No. 27 Maple Leafs jersey with the familiar "C'' on his chest, Darryl Sittler happily obliged, writing his name in silver on the blade of Marner's stick.

Toronto's young roster had an opportunity to mingle with stars of the franchise's past during the NHL's Centennial Classic celebrations in Toronto last weekend.

The franchise is celebrating its 100th year while also trying to...

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