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Inside Vesa Toskala’s Brain …..

February 8th, 2010 | by torontosportsmedia

Is a realty tv show! No, seriously, does thig guy live on another planet? Has he not seen how he performed over the last couple of years while in Toronto?

““I don’t think I’m a back-up,” Toskala said. “I’m not going to complain or anything. If it’s my call, I would play every game because I love to play. When I play a lot, I play my best.”

Huh? Vesa couldn’t be a starter in most minor leagues let alone the NHL. Only in his mind is he not a backup goalie. Calling him a backup goalie is an insult to other backup goalies

“Next, Toskala added a little parting shot. Though he has yet to receive a work visa for the U.S., and so can only practice, he does so wearing a Ducks jersey and a Leafs mask.

Asked when the visor will get a new green-and-gold paint job, Toskala said, “Hopefully soon … So I can wash that blue and white out of my gear.”

I feel pretty comfortable saying that the feeling is entirely mutual. I think Toskala would be very hard pressed to find a leaf fan with any good memories of his stay here (without being totally sarcastic). Vesa, don’t let the door hit you on the way out buddy!

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3 Comments

  1. lt67 says:

    How sad and pathetic for him. I almost felt sorry for him for a minute there….There was a great Tweet on this yesterday (may have been Pension Plan Puppets aka mlse) “Toskala isn’t the only one that doesn’t think he’s a back-up goalie”….See ya in the minors Vesa!

  2. Well, we’ve found a big root in the culture of entitlement now haven’t we. The Giguere trade may go down as the more important of the two. Now Gustavson can learn how to be a real goalie

  3. Mike S says:

    Let’s see………..the Leafs get rid of two overpaid players who were playing poorly and everyone disliked and got back a goalie who is highly paid but who works hard and is well-liked………..and he had 2 shutouts in his first two games as a Leaf……………I am going to go out on a limb and say that the Leafs are winning that trade so far

    Wesa Toskala was the best chance my Bruins had at getting Taylor Hall………….and now he is gone………….I shouldn’t have got my hopes up !!

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