The mourning links, draped in blue, white and black:
No random thoughts out of this one, an equal opportunity loss, the Leafs' faults on display from the GM to the coach on down -- a long list. As for the good: Darcy Tucker did dive well, and Ben Ondrus dropped the gloves in the final seconds in one of those it's all over but let's fight and everyone will talk about what a gamer I am moments. Did I miss anything?
One last pep talk from the ever locquacious captain, his game shrinking as fast as his team: "I thought we were really ready to play the game."
Oh, and the Thrashers continued to score goals, come back and win, beating the Devils in OT, so here's your latest look at the taffy pull:
8 Atlanta 76
9 Montreal 75
10 Ithoughtwewerereallyready 70
11 Florida 69
12 Islanders 68
Meanwhile, I saw the ad, Ben Johnson's latest brainwave endorsement, earlier in the week -- it was right after Don Cherry interviewed Dick Pound on drug testing on HNIC, so how's that for an ironic convergence? -- and it was like driving by an accident. Here's the morning assignment (besides finding a YouTube version of the ad, which I haven't managed to do this morning) -- come up with Ben's next product placement.
Oh, and you're stuck in office while the footy's on from the old country? Next season, you may be in luck as the Premier League is ready to okay webcasts of live games.