Monday, October 22

Leafs: Take Penalties, Get Injured

Yes, the Giant from Twin Peaks had called it. It is happening again. The Leafs slow and steady fast and furious rush to the trainers table is well under way and proceeding nicely. Our number two center our number 3/4 defenceman and now our number 2 winger and heart and soul player Darcy Tucker is out with knee damage. Question: Do other teams get injuries? I've never heard of any. I don't hear about other teams that get hurt the way the Leafs do. A few years ago Michael Renberg almost had to have his hand cut off because of an infected blister he had got aggravated while tying his skates. The Leafs led the league in man games to injury and yet Howard Berger is allowed to walk around with his hair parted in the center. Where is God now?

The Leafs cannot stop taking penalties and therefore won't stop losing. If you give teams 10 power plays, you're going to lose the game. That's how this all works. On Saturday against Chicago things were rolling along great for a period and a half, looked good. Goalie making saves, scoring, hey, short handed! Blake awesome, Antropov wicked, Steenoh god it's 5 on 3 powerplay. Kaberle breaks his stick on the kill, goal. Thirty seconds later, goal. Two goals in 30 seconds. We're running around, we lose 6-4.

Anton Stralman is called up for Tuesday against the horrible Thrashers. Toskala probably starts. The Leafs will win. 4-2.

11 comments:

Norte said...

The Leafs led the league in man games to injury and yet Howard Berger is allowed to walk around with his hair parted in the center.
One of my favourite lines ever written.

Moose said...

Get over it...every team has injuries. We're playing without Moreau, Pisani, Pitkanen and Souray.

Greener said...

Yes, I was also speaking of the seeming carry over from last season, how it's been hurting us for a long time. That was the point of that, but whatever. Details, right?

Moose said...

Yeah, great point, you're still whining about last year. But whatever, you put me in my place.

Greener said...

Holy shit, I totally don't like you.

Moose said...

awesome! that makes my decision about my spare oilers tix on the 27th easier...phew!

anybody want to share a luxury suite for the Leafs game?

Greener said...

The only reason I don't beat you up is because I like your Mom.

Washingtron said...

Oh hey moose, I'm totally free for that game, have a great night man!

PS: Greener, you = boring.
PPS: What about now Moose?

Moose said...

My mom LOVES Ottawa, remember?

Greener said...

Well then her and I are through. I am now going to kick your head in.

Moose said...

oh, well i trust you have better aim with your feet, than you do with those hands?