Wednesday, November 08, 2006

No Mats for a month

Mats Sundin will be out of the Leafs lineup for 3-4 weeks with a slight tear in his right elbow.

''It's a slight tear of the ligament,'' Leafs GM John Ferguson said Wednesday. ''It happened in the first period (of Monday's game against Philadelphia) and he played the rest of the game. He won the faceoff for the winning goal in the third period.
But he was obviously under some great deal of discomfort after the game.''

Now we'll see what the Leafs are made out of without their captain. Ferguson also mentioned that this will be an opportunity for others to step up and fill the hole. And I think that will happen. There are plenty of Leafs scoring right now, so there is no reason to panic.
This could be a good chance for Nik Antropov to get going this year. With his Sundin-like size and mysteriously skilled hands, he could emerge in Sundin's absence.


At November 8, 2006 at 6:45 p.m. , Blogger Temujin said...

They have no choice but the give the "C" to Tucker!

At November 8, 2006 at 7:48 p.m. , Blogger Zanstorm said...

Oh yeah! Hands down, he's the next choice!

At November 8, 2006 at 8:20 p.m. , Blogger Temujin said...

I love how you keep changing your profile picture... never a dull moment! Although Star Wars is pretty tacky :-)

Hey, how bout the Oilers? ZERO shots in the first period... zero shots on their first FIVE powerplays... Man, are they ever in a rut right now.

At November 8, 2006 at 9:07 p.m. , Blogger Zanstorm said...

I watched that game! Damn it!! Why is Detroit so good again? I hate this shit! They are winning even with an atrocious powerplay.

At November 8, 2006 at 10:00 p.m. , Blogger Temujin said...

Hey, if you ain't doing anything later, swing by Boston Pizza at 11:30 tonight, I'll be doing some work in there! LOL!

It's gonna be a long night, but hopefully I'll be outta there by 3:30-4:00am.

At November 9, 2006 at 5:55 a.m. , Blogger reality check said...

Did he tear his elbow pulling hos groin? Just wondering!

At November 9, 2006 at 11:20 a.m. , Blogger Zanstorm said...

HAHAHA! Nice one!
Too bad Koivu had the same injury from wiping his ass!

At November 9, 2006 at 12:39 p.m. , Blogger reality check said...

With Maple Leaf toilet paper - never out of stock!

At November 9, 2006 at 3:31 p.m. , Blogger Zanstorm said...

Damn you!
Sitting on a porcelain throne from the Huet Company!


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