February 03 2011 12:02PM
11 days ago, the Leafs suffered a loss to Carolina by the score of 6 to 4. Tim Brent was all that is man with a 3 point night including 2 goals but even he wasn't enough to secure victory in Tobacco Town. This would end up being the first of two occasions that week in which the Leafs found themselves on the losing end. That Friday night, Hurricane captain Eric Staal passed over Phil Kessel with his last pick in the All-Star Fantasy Draft thus making Toronto's favorite awkward son the last pick in the draft. Sure Phil got a car for his troubles but that did little to disguise the great disrepsect perpetrated by Staal.
Merry, merry was not the 28th of January; the day Phil Kessel was picked last of the lot.
I see no reason, why the Eric Staal treason, should ever be forgot.
Some will say that losing the All-Star Game was karma for picking Kessel last, but I personally know karma and she has not yet been satiated. And no, Staal's Hurricanes dropping their first game after the ASG break and the Leafs winning their's is still not enough.
Follow me after the jump for more revenge against the evil Hurricanes.
But the Kessel-Staal situation is not the only one worthy of a little vengeance tonight. The last time the clubs met, Tim Gleason popped Nikolai Kulemin (who should have known he was in a fight) and the Leafs were none to happy with it. Since then however, Gleason had a baby girl, called Kulemin to apologize, and Wilson said no retaliation would be happening. Now the only other person seeking revenge is the Toronto Maple Leaf Guardian who wants to avenge his Hurricane fallen girlfriend Brenda.
She never saw it coming.
But if Devan Dark himself couldn't defeat the Hurricane, then who can? Optimus Reim that's who!! (Side note: In a fight, who would win Optimus Prime or Iron Man?) James Reimer makes the second start of his triumphant return to the Maple Leafs tonight after getting sent down to the Marlies for some reason. He's been incredibly in his current limited run and hopefully tonight continues his path to statuesque glory.
Phil Kessel hattrick; Jame Reimer shutout. Book it. Done. GO LEAFS GO!