Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Sundin is Hungry : But He Doesn't Have An Oh Henry!

Mats Sundin, the long time captain and leader of the Toronto Maple Leafs, is off to a tremendous start to the season. He has accumulated 6 goals and 17 points which is good enough for T-1st overall in the league with Henrik Zetterberg. Now, this blog is not too suggest he'll be one of the top 5 scoring leaders this season but rather show how horrible and pathetic this Leafs team is playing. Simply put, Sundin is playing like a beast right now AND to top it off our summer acquisition in Vesa Toskala is playing very solid. But what do they have to show for it? 3-4-3. Yup. That's all, folks. So what gives? I'll tell you what, for the second time in my first couple of blogs..... a terrible, and I mean terrible, defense. They have no intensity or defensive strategy what-so-ever. Like Dan Tolensky stated in his HockeyBuzz blog, they look like children chasing a soccer ball. Two men chase one player, leave the front of the net open and voila! Now this brings me to my main point.... Sundin is hungry to win, he's hungry to get this team some respect... but it seems he doesn't have a Oh Henry to satisfy his hunger, lets just say the Leafs D is that wrapper who refuses to open.

Now that we are officially ten games in, what do we do? Do we push the panic button and fire a bunch of people's asses? Maurice? JFJ ( please, god) ? Do we trade away Sundin for picks and prospects? What's next, amigo's? Well, according to Leafs management we should stay patient. So I say this... can this actually be a good thing? If Leafs management believes our horrible D will turn it do we just let them do their thing and sink further in the standings? Hell yea. Either people get fired, which is a positive, or we let this team sink down the standings and hope for a good draft pick this summer. Of course, I'm trying to put a positive spin on things... to totally contradict what I just wrote, this is my prediction: We rebound and make the playoffs on the bubble, JFJ keeps his job and all is supposed to be well. Not exactly, we're stuck in the bubble and the long going mediocricy continues.

To end, I'd just like to state that the more the Leafs suck...the better. Even though my heart wants to see them do well and enter the playoffs, I know what should, but probably won't happen.

Until next time.


Avsfan19 said...

Do you think they should trade Sundin?

Ron Guillet said...

They should of traded him at the deadline last season to start re-building as much it pains me to say. I love Sundin, he's a beast and my favorite player in the NHL, but he deserves better. He needs to be on a contender to finally win a cup. Maybe at this deadline, perhaps.

Eggshmeg said...

I feel bad for Sundin, he really deserves a legitimate shot at the cup. The Leafs should stop being selfish and "believing that this year is the year" and trade him already.

Avsfan19 said...

I'm sure the Avs can fit him into the lineup. :D

Ron Guillet said...

:(.... actually, yea.... give us Stastny and Wolski lmao :D