"All we need now is for Forbes Kennedy to show up tonight and get this party really started." -- Damien Cox, in his column today. To which I can only add: what about Pie?
Yes, it's Leafs-Bruins II tonight, another one of those division rivalry matchups, Tellqvist getting the start for Toronto, Tomas Kaberle and the rest of the Leafs looking for an early sweep and the Bostons smarting after blowing a two-goal lead in Carolina last night. It's a Leafs TV broadcast, so we'll be live-texting the game on our new page (imaginatively called The Game), so drop by if you're trolling around the net and want to crack wise or otherwise.
|TONY BOCK/TORONTO STAR|
|Leafs crash Boston tonight.|
We're getting our ankles taped for that one, so it's a links blog this morning -- but the comments section are open if you want to unload along the lines of David Johnson over at Hockey Analysis, heartily sick of the Greg Louganis show unfolding on this postmodern NHL ice.
And speaking of unloading, the always entertaining Jes Golbez weighs in with the NHL's "Evil Index" -- and surprise, surprise, the Flyers are the evilest, followed by Detroit and Toronto, of course. The goodest? Atlanta. (Hey, what about Eric Boulton? Bob Hartley? That jersey?)
Todd Bertuzzi isn't talking as the Canucks head into Denver for the first time in, well, you know how long. In the Mile High City, Terry Frei figures nothing much has changed while Steve Moore is hoping to some day return.
And Spencer sent me this link yesterday but I misplaced it: Les Seltner has been driving the bus for visiting NHL and NBA teams in Toronto for years, but on Monday in Toronto he was credited with a huge save taking the Bruins to the airport.