Saturday, March 08, 2008

Not do or die yet, but ...

Hey Peeps and anyone else checking in. A special "Hey" goes out to Hazel Mae if she is checking in.

The Maple Leafs host freakin' Martin Brodeur and the Devils tonight at the ACC, with the Buds looking to get revenge on Brodeur for stoning them on Wednesday night. The Maple Leafs outshot, out-chanced and outplayed the Devils and still lost. A loss tonight wouldn't be the end of the world, but it wouldn't help the cause. The Leafs have an uphill climb, some would say insurmountable, to get to the playoffs; but some teams who looked home and cooled a couple of weeks ago are probably starting to feel a little antsy these days.

The Boston Bruins have dropped three games in a row, being outscored by a count of 19-4 and look to be in free fall mode. The Bruins host the Capitals today in what has to be looked at a must-win game for them - lose to Ovechkin and the Caps twice in one week and this team will really be questioning themselves and G Tim Thomas who has been unraveling like cheap threading. Be afraid Bruins fans - don't forget that your team was built on the model of the Ottawa SenaTards, a team noted for quitting and giving up when the going gets tough...just remember that in a couple of weeks. Three games against the Maple Leafs might seal your fate AND OURS.

The Tards are also reeling after losing to the league's worst team, the Los Angeles Kings, with a rookie goalie making his third career start. The Tards are wallowing in their own misery - pointing to the loss of their captain Krusty the Klown (aka Alfredsson) as one of the main reasons for their poor play. In the immortal words of former Maple Leafs RW Owen Nolan - BOO HOO. Deal with it Tards - every team has to. Are you reading this Bruins fans? This is the kind of make up your team has...quitters.

Hazel Karma at the ACC tonight.


Not gloating about the Maple Leafs pounding of the Bruins - but have to give props to the whole team and in particular:

Nik Antropov who was dominant every time he stepped on the ice
Bryan McCabe who tied a career high four points (he's still a bit of a donkey though) and
Jason Blake who is finally playing some good hockey.

The total for the week stands at - $150 after a 1-2 night on Thursday. Today/Tonight's suggestions:

Montreal over Los Angeles - the Habs won't have any trouble solving the Kings. Lay $150 on the Habs - $140.

Carolina over Buffalo - the Sabres look like they've pretty much packed it in after losing Brian Campbell, while the Canes are looking to win their division. Lay $100 on the Canes - $130.

Vancouver over St. Louis - Canucks finally won (much to my chagrin) the other night, they should keep things going against a Blues team that is pretty well looking to next season. Lay $100 on Vancouver - $170.

That's it for today gang - thanks for taking the time to check in.

Hazel, here's hoping things are groovy in your world - be thankful you got the hell out of this winter hinterland, 50 cms of snow this weekend.

I'm Out!


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