And So It Begins...

leafsThe 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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Well, if the intrasquad game's any indication, number 13's gonna have some help up front, anyway. Unless the defense takes off his linemates' heads. As for Raycroft... hm. I think I'd like to see him as the back-up. Aubin (spelling?) didn't do too bad to close out the season. I wouldn't have minded seeing him get the starting slot.

Oh, and, completely unrelated, but... I think your javascript's broken, Mike. :-)

September 18, 2006 @ 2:00 PM

Mike Boon

Really? I left the JavaScript to good ol' MT. Care to debug it for me?

September 18, 2006 @ 4:09 PM


Not if you want it fixed. LOL I left it primarily to MT, too. All I know is this is like the third time I've had to give it the information it's supposed to be remembering for me. Ah well, I need to stop being so lazy anyway.

September 18, 2006 @ 5:25 PM


... And of course, now that I've said that, it goes and works for me. Have I mentioned lately how much I hate Murphy's law? I'm sure there's one for this...

September 18, 2006 @ 5:28 PM


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September 18, 2006 @ 6:10 PM

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