I thought I'd pipe up a little before I ship out........I watched the Calgary game last night. As an avid Leaf fanatic(ALF), I whole-heartedly support Mike Cammalleri's hit to Martin Havlat.
Having Mike come back and score a goal was nice, too. One thing I'd like to see less of is dim-witted defensemen pushing players into their goaltenders. This cost Calgary the game and the Oilers the cup when M.A. Bergeron broke Roloson in the finals. With the Calgary game ending poorly, I was excited to watch the Bruins get their poop-in-a-scoop in the third to throttle the Habs. Yes, I hate the Habs more than Boston so I'm rooting for the Bruins. Hiller getting a shutout against the "powerhouse" Sharks was a treat. I like that he got the shutout, but does anyone know why Giguere isn't playing? Has he sucked that bad? This is his time of year. That huge jersey and his bear hug on rebounds are legen-(wait-for-it)-dary. Those are all the games I watched last night, I should be watching the 'Nucks game when I get home. I want to cram as much playoffs in before I leave for N.O. I also want to cram a few NHL09 games in too. Own an XBox and play NHL09? Add me! My Gamertag is Haeyena
This is an NHL size, regulation net(pictured here with Matt Stajan inside it just before his "roughing" penalty). For some reason (the tank?), the Leafs were unable to bury about 43 empty net shots last night. It's not that I have to live the rest of my life knowing that I watched the game that handed Cujo his dubious record, it's that it will be that last memory I have of Cujo. Well, it better be. Cujo is not a viable option for the backup position next year. A saving grace from last night is that Dom Moore was once again thrown around like a ragdoll and didn't accomplish much. I'm waiting to see what that 2nd round pick turns into so we can HAHA the Sabres a bit more. Can you tell my passion is waning with the tailend of the Leafs season. Draft day is the next big day for Leafs fans, then July 1st. Until then I will hunker down and watch Calgary in the playoffs. I'll be off for a holiday in sunny(?) Louisiana and Mexico for the core of the playoffs, so there won't be much happening in between the first round and the finals around here. But know that I will be drinking swamp water thinking of my tens of fans!
I read the other day, through a link on PPP that Boyd Devereaux was a metal head and owned his own record label. Well, my inevitable link to that information, is that he must have had ball-bearings in his head to try and skate the puck up the middle on the penalty kill with his teammates going for a line change. Other than that play, the Leafs played a decent defensive game, despite the shots differential. The defense did a fantastic job of clearing the crease, making Gerber look a little better than his rebounds should have allowed. Jay Harrison did a great job in the defensive zone (all terms American)corners and in front of the net. Ian White is becoming less and less visible lately. The only other complaint I have about the play last night(and in the past few months) is every time I hear Stajan's name I see him laying on the ice or just picking himself up. Can someone please hire this kid a full time strength coach for the summer? Preferably this nice young man: