January 31, 2009
January 29, 2009
January 28, 2009
January 27, 2009
Blue Jays baseball: You gotta believe. Remember?
If you'd rather not believe, and would prefer to incessantly bitch about J.P. Ricciardi's Rogers-induced flaccid off-season, please, do me a solid: shut the fuck up.
My friend, rude-boy, loyal Sports And The City reader, and all-around ill cat, 40, provided a link in the comments section to the video below. Watch it. If it doesn't get you excited about 2009 Blue Jays baseball, you need to check yourself.
January 26, 2009
I'm not sure what the fuck happened, and why that picture was taken. But I'm so glad it was. It's full of win. And your eyebrows.
My only wish is that, if you do go, you'll end up somewhere you'll be appreciated.
January 23, 2009
January 22, 2009
January 21, 2009
- 164 - Only the Atlanta Thrashers have allowed more goals (167). But we've got a game in hand. Fuck.
- 3.48 - Teams that allow more than three goals a game are garbage. Period.
- .533 - The Leafs' winning percentage when they score first. Twenty-seventh best (I'm trying to trick myself into being optimistic) in the NHL.
- .393 - When the Leafs outshoot their opponent, they win only 39% of the time. Dead last in the league. And pathetic.
- 6 - One goal game victories. Tied for last in the league. Suddenly, it feels like the Andrew Raycroft era all over again.
- 13 - Losses by a margin of three goals or more. Suddenly, it feels like the Andrew Raycroft era all over again. But, hey, at least we're first in something. I guess.
- 28.4 - Shots allowed by the Leafs per game. Actually, it's the sixth-best total in the league. It's a real shame the goaltending is ECHL-quality.
- 101 - Goals allowed five-on-five. Twenty-ninth best. Want to know how good the Bruins are? They've allowed only 65.
- 32 - Goals bagged by the Leafs in the first period. Twenty-eighth best!
- 55 - Goals allowed in the first period. Worst in the league. It's a pleasure to see that Ron Wilson has his boys ready to play from the opening faceoff every night. Well done, coach.
- 59 - Goals allowed in the second period. Worst in the league. Even worse than the opening 20 minutes. Jesus.
- 73 - Goals allowed on home ice. Twenty-eighth best. Anyone else seeing a trend here?
- 87 - Goals against on the road. Twenty-eighth best. At least we're consistent.
- 23 - Power play goals allowed at home, and on the road. Like I said, this team is nothing if not consistent. Consistently garbage.
- -10 - Tomas Kaberle's plus/minus rating this season. He's never been worse than -8. In his career. Sadness.
- .444 - Toronto's league-worst save percentage in the shootout. Shocking, I know.
- 3.30 - Vesa Toskala's horrid goals against average. Slow start my ass.
- .885 - Toskala's slutty save percentage. Close your legs. Please. I hate you right now, Vesa.
- 73.7% - My favourite, the penalty kill success rate. I just threw up in my mouth.
January 20, 2009
January 16, 2009
January 15, 2009
January 14, 2009
What's good, my hot-headed, young Belarusian friend? Enjoying your time on the sidelines? I didn't think so.
January 13, 2009
January 12, 2009
January 11, 2009
January 09, 2009
January 08, 2009
May-Day, indeed, Rick Jeanneret. I don't know about you, but I wish Brian Burke could trade a 6th rounder for the long-time Sabres play-by-play announcer.
Here's to the Brad May era in Toronto getting started with a good, old-fashioned ass kicking of les habitants.
Go Leafs Go.
It's tough to play in an NHL game after eight and a half months on the sidelines, isn't it? I know, you're used to your regular four month layoff (zing!).
January 07, 2009
January 06, 2009
January 05, 2009
January 04, 2009
January 02, 2009
January 01, 2009
I haven't posted it in so long, and because my head hurts too much right now to write anything substantial.