A Recipe For Losing
One healthy dose of apathy
One missed open net
One dry humping of an opponants leg.
Although it was an entertaining game, and both teams showed some good plays, the loss to the Leafs, although meaningless, was disappointing. Not because they lost to the Leafs, because of how they lost. Foligno missing a wide open net, I mean, no pressure, wide open, brutal. But most offensive was the play of Mike Fisher at the end of the third. What in the name of all things classy was he doing humping Armstrong’s leg? That was the most bizarre, stupid, and selfish act I ‘ve seen in some time, and for a guy wanting to be a leader on this team, he just cost the team a meaningless, but moral victory by playing the fool.
It doesn’t matter how poorly officiated the game is, you can’t take a meaningless penalty with 2 minutes remaining in a tie game, or, if you do, make it count, jump him, don’t ride his leg around like a dog with boundary issues.
The Leafs got the win, and certainly worked for it, surprisingly hard for an x game, but the missing an easy goal and the taking of a stupid penalty likely cost the Sens a (meaningless) win.
I’m just glad the running around by the Leafs didn’t result in any serious injuries. I just don’t get intentionally hitting to hurt in the pre-season, then again, the Leafs likely know they will need to weaken other teams if they have any hope of improving on their 29th place finish. Maybe somebody in the TML org. should be as concerned about forming a skilled team, as they are about forming a goon team, maybe, just maybe, they would actually make the post season…nah, winnings over rated, just ask a Leaf fan.