And So It Begins...
The Buffalo Sabres are in town to take on our beloved Toronto Maple Leafs in our first pre-season game of the 2006-2007 NHL season. Those with LeafsTV, like me, will be watching tonight.
I'm still curious as to who will score on this team. There's Mats Sundin, who we know can score, and joining him up front is Darcy Tucker who sometimes has a nose for the net and Jeff O'Neill who once had a nose for the net. Otherwise, there's a whole lotta youth and the hopes that Alexei Ponikarovsky continues to advance. The bulk of the goals will likely come from the blueline. Look for Bryan McCabe, Thomas Kaberle and Pavel Kubina to rack up the points.
Assuming we can find someone to score, will Andrew Raycroft remember how to stop the puck? Who's the muscle on this team now that Tie Domi has left the building? Do you still need an intimidating presence like that in the new NHL? Why is Nik Antropov still around? What's the point of keeping three goalies when Justin Pogge is your main Marlie?
The answers to these questions and more begin unravelling tonight. Go Leafs Go!
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