Thursday, November 09, 2006

Rumsfeld steps down-

- so why can't we do anything about Gary Bettman?

Anyway, a game to watch for tonight is Toronto/Boston, as player of the month Andrew Raycroft takes on his old team, the Boston Bruins, a team he was traded from because management was afraid he might tell the new guys in the locker room that Joe Thornton was a pretty good player.

Hannu Toivennen was sent to the minors yesterday too, so it'll be Thomas in net for the B's, a guy who despite never being the "goalie of the future," is a competitor who will play with some pride, seeing as it was he who rose to the challenge last year for the B's, and played well when Raycroft was injured.

It would be a pretty good game to watch, if I could watch it.

I initially gave the edge to the Leafs, as Peca is a bit of a Bruin killer, but upon further reflection, Glen Murray has been playing pretty well these days, and I bet he remembers where some soft spots on Raycroft are.

Prediction: 3-2 Bruins, with 5 minutes left in the 3rd period.

With these Bruins, anything after that is a coin flip, but I'm willing to go out on a limb and say that they will at least play well enough to have a lead to blow at the end.

You know me, I accentuate the positives.

1 comment:

symbiont1 said...

Why did they send Toivenen down anyway? His save percentage isn't that much worse than Thomas's and he's only played one game less. I thought he did fine last year, so sending him down in favor of Finley makes no sense to me.

I always liked Raycroft and as a Sens fan it frosts my butt that they traded him to the Leafs of all people.

The Bruins are my #2 team....and dammit it is 3-0 now for the Leafs as I type this...not suprising that Pecca got one of them.

I hope that both the Bruins and the Sens can get things going...and soon!