The Uncle Cliffy II era is off to a roaring start as Vesa Toskala made the big save and Mats Sundin scored the big goal. You've got to wonder where we'd be if Toskala hadn't missed a chunk of games with that groin injury. We could be in 10th place right now.
The AP has this little tidbit at the end of their game summary. "Fletcher says he'll examine an expanded role for former Leafs captain Doug Gilmour." This comes days after Deep Throat sent me this little note:
Neighbour works for MLSE - watch for Dougie as in comments. Cliff still has to respond to the board. Total control - NO. He is a bandaid for the next 19 months. This situation will be just if not worse than with JFjr. At least he had confidence from Peddie & Fletcher still doesn't from Tannenbaum. TOO BAD SOO SAD for the hockey capital of the world in such dissaray.
After promising to bring in a proven GM, I can't imagine MLSE would give Doug Gilmour the role. It does seem, though, that they're grooming Gilmour to be the GM-in-Training. The Dougie watch is in full effect.
Current Record Last GamesSeason Leaders20-22-8
4th in Northeast3-2 Win vs. Washington
3-2 Loss vs. New Jersey
4-2 Win vs. BuffaloM. Sundin - 54
N. Antropov - 41
J. Blake - 30