The date: December 8, 2001 The place: The Air Canada Centre, Toronto The teams: Toronto Maple Leafs vs. New York Rangers Our team: 12 top-notch photographers, one award-winning hockey writer, Our equipment: 450 rolls of Kodak film, dozens of cameras and lenses, boundless hockey knowledge and experience
A Day in the Life of the Maple Leafs is the ultimate coffee table book for any Maple Leafs fan. This magnificent collectable showcases the Leafs as they go about their daily routine on Game Day. Superb color photography will put fans en route to the game with Mats Sundin, in a coaches' conference with Pat Quinn, in a seat at the Air Canada Centre at game time, and in the dressing room afterwards. The Leafs granted the photographers total access to the team inside the Air Canada Centre, individual players at home, and even the opposition Rangers allowed photographs on and off the ice.
Every aspect of game day preparation is documented to give the Leafs fan a total picture of what goes on behind the scenes as the team gears up for a game. Twelve of Canada's best sports photographers, including Graig Abel, Dave Sandford, and Rob Skeoch, shot 450 rolls of film to ensure everyone and everything-from the hot dog sellers to the ushers, from the directors' lounge to the dressing rooms-were recorded.
A Day in the Life of the Maple Leafs is edited by prominent hockey writer and über-fan Andrew Podnieks. Ron MacLean of Hockey Night in Canada, one of the country's best-known hockey personalities, contributes the foreword in his own inimitable style. Sundin, Domi, Joseph, Yushkevich and Quinn-they're all here, in full-color, every step of their game day. This is inside access like you've never seen it before!