Mar. 17, 2011
I am a fan of the Toronto Maple Leafs.
I grew up a fan of the Detroit Red Wings but after a couple of years of living in "the big smug", I decided I would support the home team.
I lived through the "Ballard years" when the selfish and infantile Harold Ballard dismantled the team for reasons only Sigmund Freud could guess at. I
endured the "see no evil" refereeing that knocked the Doug Gilmore led Leafs out of the Stanley Cup Finals in '93. I, like other Leaf fans, have been
hung out to dry so often by the management of this team that I have to shower twice just to get wet.
I'm sick of it.
Last night, the Leafs beat the Carolina Hurricanes in a gutsy game that kept their playoff hopes alive. They did it playing in front of goalie James
Reimer, the guy who came from nowhere in the minor leagues after the two picks of the hockey experts in Leaf management came up rubber legged time
after time all season.
It's almost as if God himself elbowed aside the knuckleheads in Leaf management and provided Leaf fans with a real goalie. The real goalie who was
under their noses all the time but that they only decided to try when all else was failing.
Tonight, hockey genius, Ron Wilson, decided to take the wind out of the sails of the team, to stifle whatever momentum they had coming out of last
night's victory and to put J.S. Giguere, an old war horse, near the end of his career, in goal. Completely demoralized, the Leafs lost to the Panthers
and didn't score a goal
Ronny, you need a kick in the pants. Now is not the time to help Giguere try to secure a decent contract for next year. That kind of crap has been
killing this team for decades.
You should be treating these last few games of the season as if they are the playoffs!
You should be playing James Reimer in goal, every night and pulling out every stop to make the playoffs. In Toronto, for Leaf fans, the run for the
playoffs, is the playoffs
, you nitwit.
edit on 17-3-2011 by ipsedixit because: (no reason given)