Well, That Was Weird:
Holy comeback, Oilers. The team I like to make fun of for no real reason came back from being down 4-1 to win 6-4 with silly face down there picking up the winner with less than 2 minutes to go. But Jordan Eberle scored the tying goal. And he’s Jordan Eberle. So he’s getting video’d. Cause he’s Eberle.
Hey, Kent Brockman Is Picking His Nose:
I don’t know what this was but, judging by this little wave, Ron MacLean is starting to feel the same way about Don Cherry that I do. I know that feel, Ron. Just close your eyes and listen to that Propagandhi song and it’ll all be okay.
No, Seriously, It Happened:
Here is video evidence of Frazer McLaren scoring a goal in the NHL. I don’t know, man.
Wonder What He’s Whistling?:
Not much to say here. Magnus Paajarvi just makes me laugh, all the time, for no real reason. I don’t know why either.
Oilers vs. Avalanche
Our late game gives us teams that are, how do I put this, not good. The Oilers have yet to live up to their potential that people heaped upon them purely because of their young forwards (or maybe just because of Eberle. Love you, Eberle.) mostly because they still don’t really have a defensive corps or a goalie. Sorry, I know, but it’s true. The Avalanche, on the other hand, were already a bad hockey team and only got worse with the loss of young captain Gabriel Landeskog as well as not having Ryan O’Reilly in the game. Again. Cause he wants to get paid, son. Pay the man!
Taylor Hall – Ryan Nugent-Hopkins – Jordan Eberle
Teemu Hartikainen – Sam Gagner – Ales Hemsky
Ryan Smyth – Eric Belanger – Nail Yakupov
Ben Eager – Chris Vande Velde – Lennart Petrell
Nick Schultz – Justin Schultz
Ladislav Smid – Corey Potter
Jeff Petry – Marc Fistric
Jamie McGinn – Matt Duchene – P.A. Parenteau
Aaron Palushaj – Paul Stastny – David Jones
Cody McLeod – John Mitchell – Milan Hejduk
Patrick Bordeleau – Mark Olver – Chuck Kobasew
Ryan O’Byrne – Greg Zanon
Shane O’Brien – Jan Hejda
Matt Hunwick – Tyson Barri
What Are You People Doing In My Room?:
The Leafs honored the 1963 Stanley cup winning team before the game in a ceremony that just…kept going. And they drove a bunch of old guys out onto the ice in Mustangs. Because, obviously. Johnny Bower was bummed to be wearing a microphone. I really want to know why.
Masochists Of The World, Unite!:
For those that hate themselves enough to actually want to sit through Coach’s Corner, here’s the video from tonight. Highlight: Don kind of blames Karlsson for getting his Achilles severed.
Need a Montage:
Here’s your intro from HNIC tonight with Jay Baruchel holding a copy of a book I was supposed to read in University but never got around to. 2.3 GPA, what up.
Don Cherry just called Lou Lamoriello ‘Leo Lamoriello.’ Remind me why he still has a job, again? And why we’re supposed to like him?
Leafs vs. Senators
Hockey, Saturday, etc.
Preview: The Leafs look to start another amazing winning streak because they’re the best tonight as they take on the (apparently) hostile Ottawa Senators who I hope try to keep Leafs fans out of their own building. I hope the senators start some sort of Days of Future Past situation where Leafs fans are hunted down and put in cages? That would be awesome. Where was I? The injury ridden Leafs will try to take down their not-really-but-kinda rivals who are also somewhat injury ridden (in case you hadn’t heard or seen the replay of Karlsson’s injury 97 times) and we’ll see how many times Chris Neil goes after someone who doesn’t want to fight him. It’ll probably be Colton Orr. I mean, who are we kidding. And, hey, Mike Brown’s back, so, DERP potential. Should be fun.
Toronto Maple Leafs
James van Riemsdyk – Tyler Bozak – Phil Kessel
Leo Komarov – Mikhail Grabovski – Nikolai Kulemin
Clarke MacArthur – Nazim Kadri – Colton Orr
Frazer McLaren – McClement – Mike Brown
Dion Phaneuf – Korbinian Holzer
John-Michael Liles – Mike Kostka
Mark Fraser – Cody Franson
Eric Condra – Kyle Turris – Kyle Silfverberg
Mika Zabinejad – Stephane Da Costa – Daniel Alfredsson
Kaspars Daugavins – Zack Smith – Chris Neil
David Dziurzynski- Derek Grant – Jim O’Brien
Eric Gryba – Marc Methot
Patrick Weircioch – Chris Phillips
Mike Lundin – Sergei Gonchar