January 07, 2009

All Eyez On Mats


Admit it, you love the quasi 2Pac reference. Just admit it. Ah, go to hell.

Anyway, it's happening tonight. Sundin is lacing them up for the Vancouver Canucks, as they visit the house that Wayne Gretzky built. And you can colour me stupendously excited.

Speaking of Gretzky, you'll be able to find me at his fine Toronto restaurant and sports bar tonight. His lovely establishment will be broadcasting tonight's game. I'll be the guy in the Sundin jersey. A Leafs Sundin jersey, but a Sundin jersey nonetheless.

Now, make no mistake about it, I'm a Leafs fan. I have always been a Leafs fan, and I will always be a Leafs fan. Let no one ever - ever - tell you otherwise. But Mats holds a special place in my heart, and I'm rooting for him like I've never rooted for someone in another hockey jersey.

The Leafs are number one on in my books. I'm still hoping they might pull of a belated Festivus miracle and somehow sneak into the playoffs. But the Canucks, well, they're team 1A from here on out. I'm excited that come playoff time, with the Leafs likely on the golf course, I'll at least have a vested interest in this year's second season.

Do your thing, Mats. Make me proud.

11 comments:

Andrew Bucholtz said...

Looking forward to this one... it will be great to see Mats on the ice again.

Loser Domi said...

I don't care what you say, Mats does NOT wear a hobo beard well AT ALL

eyebleaf said...

Indeed it will, Andrew.

And, LD, do you think he can't pull it off because he has no hair on his head? Perhaps with the helmet on you'll change your mind?

Loser Domi said...

No eyebleaf, he'll still look like Stevan Page after getting caught with cocaine

twentyfifthhour said...

I wish him success in Vancouver. He deserves a cup.

Ian H. said...

Mats gets 2 points tonight. I have a feeling ...

Archimedes said...

The main thing holding me back from root-root-rooting for the Nucks is how fucking boring they are to watch. Gag me

bkblades said...

eyebleaf,

Our favourite #15 got a random article piece written by the Post. Apparently, he likes to razz the rooks. Or maybe just Mitchell.

http://www.nationalpost.com/sports/story.html?id=1144761

woodpeck said...

sundin's debut:
0 pts, 0 shots, 24 shifts, 15 mins TOI
bottom line though = team wins!

eyebleaf said...

@ LD: Oh please don't compare him to Steven Page!

@ 25th: Yes he does deserve a Cup.

@ Ian: He looked rusty out there. It will take him a couple of games, it seems.

@ Arch: I watched the game, and you're right bro, it was pretty fucking boring.

@ BK: Thanks for the link, brother. I saw that article the other day. Good for Tomas. He truly is a superstar, and he really has come a long, long way from 1998. I love him.

@ Woodpeck: It was mostly uneventful, save for the Burrows, Bernier, and Kesler line. But, like you said, the team won. He really does add another dimension to the offense. The second line has to be taken seriously, and the third line capitalized on, perhaps, less attention focused on them.

Loser Domi said...

well, Sundin and Page both can't work the hobo beard that well...