DETROIT RED WINGS @ TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS
7:00 -- Air Canada Centre
Wings: 7-4-3, 10th in Western Conference | Leafs: 2-7-5, 14th in Eastern Conference
1:10 mark. Pavel Datsyuk gets too anxious about the upcoming trip to Toronto and confesses his desire to have an Yzerman pants party.
I pray that somebody somewhere is in the middle of writing a book of nothing but Pavel quotes.
With a Wings win + Columbus loss, the Wings could jump from 10th in the West to 3rd by taking the Central Division lead. Odds are this won't happen because the Jackets are playing the lowly Hurricanes, who are going to need to sign Tom Cable if they want to beat anybody this year (HEY-OOOHHH).
Maple Leafs blog of choice: Down Goes Brown. The crown jewel of Blogger's hockey division.
If you aren't already reading DGB, you might as well cancel your internet.
"Watching a talent like Kessel go to work, it's hard not to notice the skill gap between him and so-called frontline talent like Mikhail Grabovski or Matt Stajan. The contrast was unmistakable on virtually every shift. It was enough to make me want to take the pen I was using to write "Mrs. Down Goes Gustavsson" in little hearts on my three-ring binder and jam it into my eye."
Before Bob Rouse was the unquestioned cornerstone of the Red Wings' Cup winning teams of the late 90's, he was kicking asses in Canada. Here, he upper cuts a dude's face up into his brain while talking trash at the same time.
I love the year 1993. It's the first year of my life that I really remember watching sports. I remember being allowed to stay up late to watch the World Series; I remember Barry Sanders leading the Lions to a division title (and subsequently thinking that Jesus was a 5'9" black dude with a mini fro); and I remember watching hockey at my friends house and becoming immediately hooked. The Leafs knocked the Wings out of the playoffs in overtime of Game 7 that year, which made me cry and become attracted to men until the age of 13 (I didn't know how to deal with sports losses at the time). But being a weird kid I was fascinated by these blue Leaf people and continued to watch them, as they went on a memorable playoff run. Here they are destroying the Blues, which is fun to watch no matter how old you are.
Nice save, CuJo.