Posts Tagged ‘Leafs

03
Apr
08

Leafs With Chance To Spoil!! (yawn)

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Bye Bye… I heard the Country Club serves a killer cheeseburger! 

I was hoping to write a deep, meaningful post today… but there is nothing to really write about. The only thing that seems to really be going on today in the hockey world is that the Leafs could nearly spoil the Senators play-off hopes… but hell. I’m a Leaf fan… and I could care less!

Even if the Sens make it into the post-season, they aren’t making it out of the first round, so who cares. The Leafs should be on the golf course already, and letting the Marlies play against the Sens and Habs this week.

So that is all I am going to say today, because I just don’t care about what is going to transpire in the hockey world today!

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02
Apr
08

Sundin’s Career Over?

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Well not yet, but it may be. Mats Sundin, one of the most beloved Maple Leaf Captains of all time, has announced that his season is over due to his groin tear.

The question for everyone now, is whether or not Sundin’s career with the Leafs is over… He has made no secret that his decision will be made over the off season, and it will be a year-to-year decision.  Sundin has also said that he has not ruled out playing for another team, and that things may depend on what kind of direction the Blue and White are going to be taking.

Word is that Cliff Fletcher, the Leafs interim GM, has already approached Sundin about signing a contract extension, this coming a mere month after trying to convince to waive his no-trade clause.

So… is Mats done as a Maple Leaf? Personally… I think so, and that pains me…

01
Apr
08

Flames’ Fans Beat Oiler Fan Unconscious

So I just had to go drive my buddy around because he managed to lock his keys in his car. And while I was cabbing him around he told me about this guy, an Oiler fan, who got “gangbeated” [his words, not mine], following the Oil’s 2-1 win ovr Calgary on the weekend.

So I figured I would come home and look it up and sure enough, it happened. 

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Apparently this guy was walking, in his Oiler jersey, back to a friends’ house late at night, when this Mercedes  full of Flames’ fans, in their Flames jerseys, pulled up staring at him.

The guy said to them, “How ’bout them Flames?”

Now, he did provoke them, but hell, how many times does someone hear words like that? As a Leaf fan… I hear it a lot! But I have never thought about beating the bloody hell out of the people that say it to me, let alone get a bunch of pals in on it…. granted I don’t have many fellow Leaf fans in Southern Alberta… but come on!

So this guy, is going to press charges… or at least attempt to, as he got the people’s license plate number and he met with the cops. Calgary in my opinion is sketchy… this coming a week after a homeless guy got beat while in his sleep.

13
Feb
08

Lundqvist signs, Simon’s Back, and Some Rumours

Ok, so since it doesn’t really seem like there is too many things of severe importance going on in the NHL right now, I thought I would just hit up some quick little topics.

Lundqvist Signs Extension

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According to TSN, Henrik Lundqvist has signed a contract extension apparently worth 39.5 million over 6 years. That works out to about 6.58 million dollars per year. I think that’s pretty good considering that the Rangers would be terrible without Lundqvist, he is already considered to be one the leagues elite tenders, and at the age 25, he still has lots of time to improve. Not bad for a guy that was drafted 205th overall in 2000.

Leafs and Flames Talking Trades

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Most notably, according to Eklund (which is probably complete shait then,) the Flames and Leafs are talking Mats Sundin for Kristian Huselius, and probably a few picks in there. Personally, I don’t mind the sounds of this trade. It is one of the more likely trade rumours I have heard surrounding Sundin, in that it makes some sense for both teams, but I would rather see some defense coming to Toronto.

There are some other talks involving Tanguay leaving Calgary, as almost everyone knows that he wants the hell out of town.

Chris Simon Back On Skates

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Yup, Chris Simon of the New York Islanders, whose been suspended for awhile now, and on some sort of anger management program is back on skates and is going to fly to Toronto for the game on Thursday. Great this is just what the NHL needs. I wonder how long until Simon picks up his umpteenth suspension and the league finally decides to ban him for life. I can’t wait.

Caps Re-sign Fleischmann To Two-Year Contract

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Realistically I don’t know who this guy is at all, the only reason I do is because of Eastside Hockey Manager. I ran the Caps for a few seasons, and the coaching staff told me that Fleischmann didn’t have the talent to succeed at this level. So I released him, and now the real Capitals just re-signed him. This proves that the coaching staff I had in place had no idea what they were talking about. Hence why I sucked for the most part.

 

 

06
Feb
08

This Just In, Leafs Suck!

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Ok ok, I know its not a big surprise, or breaking news or anything, but the Maple Leafs suck. After getting manhandled by the superpower, high-flying Florida Panthers, many hockey fans in general either laughed harder than they normally do, or they might have started to feel sorry the Leafs.

Matt Stajan got into his first career fight during the drubbing, and once he was ejected from the game he had this to say, “We can’t roll over like that in any game, it’s embarrassing to lose like that on home ice. We know that in this room.” So if its so embarrassing, what the hell are you guys doing? Everyone on the Maple Leafs squad knows that Cliff Fletcher is sizing up the team, deciding on who gets to stay and who gets the ticket out of town. Personally I can’t wait for changes to happen. They have to know that they need to start selling assets, and losing games in hopes of getting a higher draft pick. If you ask me, I think the Leafs need to size up Luke Schenn.

And to make matters worse, if the Leafs didn’t noticed how bad they sucked last night, when the Panthers made the score 8-0, the ACC erupted in cheers! IN CHEERS! That’s what we need, I actually get upset everytime they win… what are they trying to do? They aren’t making play-offs, let’s face it. Tank the season. Please. Please tank.

Tank Please?