September 23 2013 12:53AM
I'm a strict pacifist, but I have to admit I smirked a little when I saw that Bryan Flynn tapped out of his bout with Phil Kessel Sunday night after being cut. I smirked a little harder when Kessel skated by John Scott and speared him a little as Scott was engaged with David Clarkson. There wasn't a lot defensible in the brawl the Maple Leafs and Sabres got into Sunday. I hadn't seen the game up to that point, so there's little context for what happened on the ice leading up to the event, but if the video linked here at Sportsnet is any indication, Scott wanted to get into it with Kessel and mayhem broke loose.
September 22 2013 08:54PM
So John Scott jumps Phil Kessel and Phil Kessel two-hands John Scott (thrice) and David Clarkson leaves the bench to fight John Scott and Phil Kessel fights Brian Flynn and Jonathan Bernier fights Ryan Miller and David Clarkson gets a 10-game suspension and Jonathan Bernier celebrates with Justin Bieber.
September 22 2013 08:26PM
So uh...that Buffalo game got a little out of hand, eh?
Well, we recorded this podcast during that game, and stopped recording an hour before the big incident(s). We still talk about a whole lot of important and funny stuff that you'll love. Breathe it in, because it will probably be the last post that doesn't mention John Scott on this site for a while.
September 22 2013 01:28AM
The Maple Leafs and Buffalo Sabres played to a 2-2 draw on Saturday night in exhibition action, with the tiebreaker settled by a shootout that made it to 15 rounds before Jay McClement scored the goal. Of course, all anybody wants to talk about is Paul Ranger's effort, shown above.
We've seen a lot of dazzling moves in the shootout before. It has been around for eight years now, after all, at all levels of the game. I've never seen the "kick-stick" move, nor any variant. The best part of this clip is that Ranger and Randy Carlyle are both seen smirking before the shot, apparently aware of what's going to happen. After 19 shots failed to go in, what could go wrong?
September 21 2013 02:38PM
This jersey design needed to begin in somebody's head as an idea. From there, they needed to draw it up, and after several drafts, present it to at least a small panel of people, you'd assume. Then enough of them agreed it was good-looking enough to represent their team on the ice, and that fans will buy it. A group of folks, after the abomination that the New York Islanders call a third jersey, went "Hey you what screams attitude? Grey!" How is this even a jersey in the National Hockey League?
*sigh*.........so the Leafs are playing Buffalo tonight.
Here is Toronto's lineup for tonight's game: