You mean the season didn’t end at the trade deadline? There
are still 19 games to play? There’s one tonight?
You know the drill, it’s a Tuesday night game against
Florida so you can rest easy Tank Nation, the loss should be automatic.
The Tim Erixon era will be starting tonight, but it looks
like Eric Brewer and Joakim Lindstrom as of now have gone unclaimed on the
baggage carousel and won’t be in the lineup until Thursday. So sit back, relax,
and wonder how the NHL managed to schedule a 10 game night with only one
compelling matchup that isn’t even on until this game is over.
In addition to Erixon making his debut we will also be
treated to Dion Phaneuf playing on the right side next to Jake Gardiner and
Holland will be returning to the third line now that Jokinen is gone. Of course
Holland will still have 4th line quality linemates, but MINUTES!!!
David Bolland is injured so Florida will be without an
identity tonight, the Leafs can capitalize on that. Jagr is also on this team
now, that’s something. Hopefully the Panthers win because it would be nice if
they knock the Bruins out of a playoff spot soon.
What to Watch For
- House of Cards. If you haven’t finished Season 3
this game is giving you every reason to do so.
- Okay, that wasn’t fair and on a Leafs site I
should probably encourage you to watch the team, so let’s see how Tim Erixon
handles the adversity of being paired with Stephane Robidas.
- Will any Leaf player talk to the media in
pregame skates or between intermissions or will they follow Lupul’s “no comment”
- Will Kessel have the game of his life to spite the media?
- In Bolland’s absence will Jimmy Hayes or Brad
Boyes be responsible for Florida’s game winning goal?
- Seriously, Die Hard has to be on some channel,
go watch Die Hard.