Chris hands over the reigns ... and I take a couple days off.
So we'll call it 2 minutes for delay of game. Because everybody's complaining about penalties.
I didn't get to see the Islander shootout up close. Managed to find a a pub after watching a giant ape fight three (three!) T-Rex. But let's just say it was difficult to order a drink, what with the bartender cheering all those goals, studying all those replays of shady Islanders in the crease.
Mark Zwolinski reports today on the Leafs confusion -- in their last two games: 21 minor penalties over 5 periods, resulting in 9 goals against. Read Zoro for the story of how the Leafs are dealing with the officiating issues.
Watched the Ottawa "game" -- Sens 6-for-11 on the PP, Leafs 1-for-6, me falling asleep. The 4-on-4 hockey was okay, I guess. All 20-odd minutes of it. The Oilers-Canucks game that followed on HNIC Saturday was so much better. Rarely get to see western teams play but it always seems to be better hockey.
Again, sorry for no posts this week, we've been busy preparing for today's Team Canada announcement, and putting together Team Toronto Star readers -- at 5 pm we get to see the official roster. One question there. If Canada was down a goal and on a power play with 3 minutes left in the third period of the gold medal game, who would you want shooting from the point?
Comments are always open, please, what the heck is wrong with those two-faced Leafs?
Back tomorrow to set up Bruins and their long list of problems. (SW)