October 26, 2008

The Bizarro Maple Leafs

A Toronto Maple Leafs team that out-works, out-skates, out-shoots, and, in the last couple of games, out-scores its opponent. 


Damn. Imagine that.

They did it again last night, a 3-2 triumph over those sad sisters from Ottawa.

Props out to my man crush Alex Ponikarovsky for bagging last night's game winning goal. Hate him all you want, it doesn't matter. He's a rudey, and the smart hockey folks (i.e. me) know it. 

Over the week that was, the Leafs took five out of a possible six points against Anaheim, Boston and Ottawa, and they did it by outworking all three of them. Toronto didn't rely on superb goaltending, or perfect special teams, and they didn't get lucky. Over the three games, the boys battled back from two two-goal deficits, and even held on to two (2!) third period leads. They simply worked harder than their opposition.

On most nights, Ron Wilson's squad will be the second-most talented team on the ice. But, eight games into the season, one thing is becoming clear: this team will not be defeated for lack of effort. Wilson's boys will not go down without a fight.

Bizarro, indeed. Are you scared? A little? Yeah, me too. But in Wilson I trust.

8 comments:

dani said...

They did it again last night, a 3-2 triumph over those sad sisters from Ottawa.

Yay! Beating the Sens is fun!

Dheeraj Vaswani said...

Defeating the Sens always brings a smile to my face.

eyebleaf said...

@ Dani: There's nothing better in life. Well, fine, sex. But sex while defeating the Ottawa Senators? That might be heaven on earth.

@ Mins: It brings a smile to many children throughout the land.

showcase29 said...

you think maybe this is enticing Mats????

Anonymous said...

If the leafe could ONLY beat Montreal and Ottawa all season long and lose to all other teams...I will be happy and the leafs will have Tavares....

Bhattorious

eyebleaf said...

Bhatti, I want you to go the next two months without saying "Tavares." Can you do it? I hope so, because it ain't happening. He will not be a Leaf.

Anonymous said...

NO, i cannot...too bad, you will hear that name until he is drafted....

Bhattorious

fantasybaseballmacbookpro said...

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=253974&lid=sublink01&lpos=headlines_main


Your man is staying put.