Friday, November 9

PART ONE

PREFACE: Its Thursday night here. I’m thinking about the game on Friday and I wanted to write before the game (which would be right now) and then watch the game (on Friday) and then finish writing the piece after having watched the game (also on Friday)…does that make sense? Is this mike on?

Do you remember what you were doing November 25th 2006? Me either, truth be told I barely remember what I did yesterday, I think I ate lasagna, maybe not (shrugs) November 25th 2006 was the last time the Leafs had a full team without injuries. And before you start saying, “but every team gets injuries…” (I am looking at you Moose) I agree but I would challenge you to come up with a team that could lose players as pivotal to their team as Darcy Tucker: a leader as much off the ice as on. Kyle Wellwood? What I love about Wellwood is because he’s so creative he brings the possibility to the play. And yes even though he can sometimes pull off the Aki Berg look-a-like award I would take the booming shot and newly healed nutsack of Bryan McCabe…any day of the week. I have a feeling McCabe is going to have an amazing second act. I really think he’s really close to being an amazing defense-man.
Not to mention that the PK and PP are atrocious and we’re about to have 3/5ths of the number one unit back on the ice. Not to mention Mark Bell.
This is gut check time clearly. This game, tomorrow’s game (today when I upload this) these games. Someone recently said to me it’s time to fish or cut bait. The old shit or get off the pot time…whatever analogy you want to use, it’s right now. Cos if hey can’t win games with the team that they ice against the Sabres then something seriously stinks. Time to rethink some stuff.

Some stuff.

8 comments:

Moose said...

Well at one point last year we were without 10 regulars including Hemsky, Stoll, Moreau and Staois. How's that sound? At the end of the season we had exactly 1 NHL defenseman in our lineup - Jason Smith.

This year our captain (Moreau)and best two-way player (Pisani) haven't played a SINGLE GAME, we've haven't had Pitkanen or Souray for weeks and Matt Greene (that's 3 of our top 5 d-men) is out for 2-3 months. I know when you are so focused and intense about your team (I am too) you lose sight of what happens around the league. I mean I didn't even know Darcy Tucker was gay. Wait, what?

I think complaining about injuries is part of organizational culture, I don't listen to Maurice a lot, but I know MacT doesn't even allow it to enter into the conversation about winning and losing games. If he doesn't complain (and his job is on the line), how can I? Then again you're a Leafs fan, I guess it's part of your birthright.

Moose said...

I'm looking forward to Greener's post announcing to the world that Raycroft is now your #1 goalie.

Greener said...

Holy shit, Moose had gone completely fucking nuts.

Moose said...

Well there's my post for the next two months...

Norte said...

Up until I read this Moose, I didn't know you could type.

Moose said...

That's okay, until I read this I didn't know McCabe was "really close to being an amazing defense-man."

Drugs.

Greener said...

Moose, you're actually trying to burn a guy who posts regularly? You haven't written a god damn thing here in over a month!

Moose said...

Brian McCabe posts here regularly? That explains A LOT.