February 08, 2009

Is there anything better....?

Greetings from Thunder Bay, Ontario. Yes, the land of the Staals. All of them. Does anyone want to fill me in on the fourth brother's name? I can only name three of them.

Anyway. On to more important things. 

You know, no matter how poorly this season has gone for Toronto, for some reason, I'm able to get up (giggity) for games between the Leafs and Habs.

Last night was no exception. I was out with my work peoples, a large contingent of them Montreal fans, and I was representing in my blue and white jersey. It had to be done. And the Leafs, for once, did not disappoint. Even Vesa Toskala, goaltending slut extraordinaire, was on top of his game.

Seriously, though. Is there anything better than watching Luke Schenn, the soon-to-be captain of the Toronto Maple Leafs, score his first career goal against les habitants in Montreal? He played 25:47 last night, and was a force. His goal was hopefully the first of many against the Canadiens.

Is there anything better than having the Montreal faithful boo Mickey Grabs, only to see him play an influential role on a second-period goal by Nikolai Kulemin? Suck it, Habs fans. And Kostitsyn - I don't care which one -  is still a pussy.

Is there anything better than watching Carey Price squirm like a mother fucker during his post-game interview, trying to dissect his most-pathetic performance? I mean, Price was waving after each puck that went past him. He was straight guessing out there. It was glorious. Hey Carey, where's your Usain Bolt impression now, honey?

Is there anything better than seeing Brad May step up and fight Georges Laraque? May clearly isn't the smartest tool in the shed, accepting an invitation from the undisputed heavyweight champion of the woooooorld, but the man has guts, and I can respect that.

Is there anything better than seeing Jason Blake rip two wrist shots past the aforementioned Price? A little game-winning goal action, please! I've got him in my pool. I heart #55. He's on pace for 30 goals. Fist pumps all around.

And how about that penalty killing effort? Is there anything better than seeing the Leafs brush off seven-of-eight? The only goal the Habs were able to score with the man-advantage came when the Leafs were two men down.

Most of all, though, is there anything better than seeing Vesa Toskala make some God damn stops? Thirty-one saves on thirty-three shots. Imagine that. It's no joke: your best penalty killer is always your goaltender. Well done, Vesa. Way to not whore it up for one night. Don't you feel better about yourself?

And, while I know it's not totally Leafs related, is there anything better than seeing Mats Sundin pick up three points in an ass-kicking of the Chicago Blackhawks by the Vancouver Canucks? Do your thing, Mats. Get those legs under you. I'll see you in a couple of weeks, my dear.

Unless you're an idiot, it's obvious that the answer to all of the above rhetorical questions is a resounding "no." Beating the Montreal Canadiens never gets old. No matter where the Leafs are in the standings. 


Lori said...

I have a habs fan friend. I posted the video of Carey Price almost crying on his wall. He said I was cruel and posted the NHL standings on mine.

There is probably nothing more beautiful then watching a team like your leafs bend the habs over and give it to them.

Jaredoflondon said...

Thunder Bay?
What the hell are you doing in my old stopping grounds?

wrap around curl said...

The fourth Staal is just like the fourth Jonas Brother. No one cares.

alix said...

Go Leafs Go! I heart Luke Schenn so much.

And I'm so happy I can finally understand your Mats love for myself. He has been totally rad lately. Who knew him and Kes would look so fab together.

Karina said...

The fourth one is Jared.
I think he was drafted last year. Fell pretty far after the initial hype that he was supposedly better than Eric and Jordan.

Anonymous said...

Great fuckin blog! And there is NOTHING better than that happening against the Habs. It's nice when ToskaLOL isn't giving the milk away for free.

eyebleaf said...

@ Lori: That's some good work, putting the video on his wall. I'm looking forward to our smack-talking session.

@ Jared: So, once upon a time, you were JaredOfThunderBay? It just doesn't sound right. I'm up here for work. TVO is doing a show here Monday night. Making the peoples think, you know?

@ Wrap: Seriously. It's weird. And it must suck to be him.

@ Alix: Is there anyone that doesn't get lost in Schenn's eyes? Kid's dreamy.

And, yes, Mats. Him and Kesler looked great. You will soon understand more and more what Sundin is, and what he means. I can't wait to see him on the 21st.

@ Karina: Wow, the real JaredOfThunderBay. Thank you!

@ Anon: Thank you. And, yes, ToskaLOL held on to the milk last night, indeed. Finally. Fucker.

Bhattorious said...

Damn it, 2 more points towards mediocrity...nice....anyway, you know my feelings towards the leafs winning, but hey, atleast they beat the Habs....

Tank Leafs Tank..