Game Day: When a Leaf becomes tabloid fodder
I stumbled out of bed this morning with a high fever and the shakes. I think the ups and downs of this season have compromised my immune system. Or I picked up a magical superbug in the comments section from Psychic Alecia.
At any rate, this is not the sort of thing I needed to read 10 minutes ago: According to the muckraking scoundrels at TMZ, "Mike Komisarek is on thin ice with the LAPD after the hockey player allegedly punched a woman in the face at an L.A. nightclub earlier this month."
Please God let there be a logical explanation.
Citing law enforcement sources, the report says a woman filed a police report after "Komisarek decided to lift her up in the air at a Hollywood nightclub... We're told the woman claims she demanded Komisarek put her down – but he refused – so she slapped him in the face. The woman claims Komisarek immediately set her down and then punched her in the face, causing her to bleed."
The team is investigating and had no comment.
My favourite quote: "The first 10 games I played with MacArthur, he didn't know me, I didn't know him. But after we played more games, he finds me on the ice and I score goals."
My impression of Grabbo at a drive-thru window: "You make Big Mac for my stomach and I full. Thank you."
We need more of this no-nonsense focus down the stretch.
Line-up changes for tonight: Fredrik Sjostrom and Mike Brown are back and Marcel Mueller has returned to the Marlies. Meanwhile, Colton Orr will be a game day decision after he face-planted into the ice Thursday during his scrap with Anaheim's mustachioed pugilist, George Parros.
I know the feeling, Colton.
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