While we're on the topic of the sad fates of arenas without teams, it's worth noting that this week saw the beginning of a rebirth for the old Maple Leaf Gardens. The art deco masterpiece, which the Leafs abandoned for new downtown digs in 1999, is a National Historic Site. But lying largely dormant for a decade, the Cavern on Carlton had become an actual cavern: dark, dingy and full of C.H.U.D.s.
Kinja is in read-only mode. We are working to restore service.