Maple Leafs Doing What Has To Be Done….

Early reviews are that the Buds were perhaps the better team in the first period. I don’t know what the authors were smoking, on my tv set the buds got lit up. Justin Pogge let in a couple of soft goals and the game was over almost as quickly as it started. The good news is that no one got hurt. The bad news is that no one we would like to dump played well enough to make anyone notice them. The best news is that we are one game and one day closer to both the deadline and the end of the season.

Did anyone find any compelling story for the Leafs coming out of this game? No really, what the hell are the folks going to write about? Thankfully there are more games this week including the big match against the player Brady may or may not have referred to as the biggest free agent bust of the season! Let’s get this over right now, fans will and have every right to boo #13 on Saturday night. There I said it. There will be a boisterous cheer for him, a few boos and then those who boo and those who cheer him every time he touches the puck. Every time he says something like I loved playing here, the fans were awesome but I have moved on everyone of age has to drink.

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February 17, 2009 10:52 pm

First 5-10 min we were all over them….outshooting the Sabres 11-1 (something like that anyway)…..Miller did what no Leafs goalie has done….withstand the early pressure. After the 2nd goal – we had nothin’

Highlight of the night – TSM’s boy from Vermont showed what he can do with his fists.

To your point, what is there really to talk about now? Like a game that is out of reach early, you want the clock to tick faster so you can end the misery as fast as possible and get out of Dodge. The trade deadline and game 82 couldn’t come fast enough for the media, players, fans and Leafs management team.

During the post game, Andy Frost reminded the listenrs of a great Leafs trade….might make Stellicks’ Courtnall for Kordic deal look ok. Adam Mair and our 2nd round pick for Aki Berg….the 2nd round pick turned out to be Mike Camalleri.

February 17, 2009 11:20 pm

In hindsight it was a bad trade, but it’s not like the Leafs were even going to select Cammalleri if they kept that pick. It’s one thing if the Leafs already drafted a player then traded or dumped him before giving him a chance, but I don’t blame the Leafs that much for that one. The Kings lucked out with Cammalleri, and even they didn’t think he was good enough for them to keep him. And the trade certainly wasn’t as worse than trading Rask and another first round pick to get our supposed goalie of the future for two years straight.

February 18, 2009 8:03 am

bkblades…you may be right….but it simply speaks to how important 1st and 2nd round picks are…it’s a numbers game…you need lots of picks so that you get one piece of gold amongst the rocks you pick….It’s one thing to trade picks once in a while if you are a top team trying to put yourself over the top….its another when you repeatedly move picks for players year after year. Well, bygones I guess…those days are behind us I hope. I’ll move on and let the burke era begin.

Pension Plan Puppets
February 18, 2009 9:06 am

The Leafs were absolutely the better team in the first period. If they had a bonafide sniper they probably would have been winning 2 or 3-0 before they collapsed.

February 18, 2009 5:03 pm

If Pogge ever becomes an NHL starter,I’ll eat my Gord McRea rookie card

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