UPDATE - Stupid brain. You're fired. I meant to use a Fruit Loops reference, but I like Lucky Charms so I won't change the title.
Mixing metaphors and casting cliches about hockey and the Maple Leafs for the ether's pleasure since MCMLXVII.
Call it the Curse of the Blue Kool-Aid. The thing is, anyone outside the GTA is discouraged from discussing a player's desire to suit up for the Leafs. To do so opens them up to a barrage of insults, mostly insinuating that the root of their opinion lies in blatant jealousyI categorize it as something else. And credit is due to Erin Nicks of the Ottawa Sun for this conclusion;
The fact remains that if a team invokes a player's emotional desire and uses it as a persuasive selling point for their club, you have to give them credit. It's a great card to play if you've got it in your back pocket. And in this new-era NHL, you really need to use every trick in the book.
I really don't remember standing out and being a star in any game or anything like that...I'm going to go into camp with the attitude that I can be more patient with myselfGiven Quinn's well known predilection for not giving rookies much of a chance, the pressure to perform was understandable. Without that pressure, and some added confidence with a new two-year one-way deal, Kyle should really start to mature as a play maker. And if Maurice actually gives him steady linemates?
Our plan was to put together a club that's more resilient, better at adapting to whatever style that's being played," Ferguson said. "We are going to promote a more up-tempo style but also we need to be better in our zone - collectively. And better through the neutral zone, being a puck-possession team and eliminating turnovers, helping our goaltender see less odd-man rushes, limit chances. And get on people and create troubles in the offensive zone.and Tucker is kissing some ass
Raycroft was a very astute move by John to find a young guy that was rookie of the year and can have a great career, he's only 26 years old, heck, what else can you ask for
Our position is that while we think the transfer agreement is important and beneficial to the sport, if it doesn't get done the players are going to come here anyway.Damn, son.