I caught a good chunk of the Maple Leafs preseason opener last night against Edmonton. I basically watched until I switched over to Rescue Me at 10 and it wasn't the easy viewin' I'm used to at this point in the season. It was tough to watch, and it's all Justin Pogge's fault.
It was Justin Pogge's first NHL game, and I really wanted him to play well. I so badly want this prospect to pan out and develop into a great goalie I actually got butterflies every time he handled an Oiler shot. I just didn't want him to look out of place.
He looked fine, facing 27 shots and losing 3-2 in overtime. He's got one more season as a Marlie before we call his number. Here's hoping he is who I think he is.