Raking Leafs

Mixing metaphors and casting cliches about hockey and the Maple Leafs for the ether's pleasure since MCMLXVII.


My palms were itchy this morning...

...when I read that Travis Green had been placed on waivers by Brian Burke. 'A lay-up for JFJ' I thought, knowing the Penguin (Danny Devito's Penguin, that is) would be looking for help after getting outplayed for Nedved. (aside: I doubt he even knew Comrie was in the game, not that the Leafs had cap room for him. Unless Peca's salary was erased with the Mogilny clause? Hmmm.)

Well, JFJ took the bait according to Kukla, and has claimed Travis to help shore up the middle. Travis was an important part of the 01/02 squad, chipping in with offense when least expected and most needed; his slapper on the rush tends to catch tenders off guard. And he is buds with Tucker, so hopefully that will help in the lockerroom. He didn't exactly catch fire when he played the Leafs, but he did contribute 3g(2onPP, 1 GWG), 2a, 5pts, and 24 PIMS in 13 GP.

If you saw last night's game, you know how horrible the officiating was. And Raycroft is not doing himself any favors lately. That pretty much sums up how I feel about that.

Oh yeah, and according to budblog's Jan.09/07 post, Welly's going to shut it down for this season.

Good times. woo.

UPDATE - Where do they get these wonderful stats?! Both Alan Ryder of the Globe (and hockeyanalytics) and The Forechecker of the Blog entertain the shot quantity versus quality debate. Note: BUF is the quasar in the outstanding visual below


  • At 6:28 PM, Blogger PPP said…

    Jesus, Welly is shutting it down? Please God let these past 3 years just be a nightmare. Someone wake me up...


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