Saturday, March 03, 2007

Janssen gets 3 game suspension

The NHL ruled today that Devils' goon Cam Janssen will recieve a 3-game suspension for his hit on Tomas Kaberle last night. After reviewing the clip, it's pretty obvious that the hit was late. It was a hell of a hit, but Janssen's timing was way off. It is expected that Kaberle will miss 1-2 weeks with a head injury, as it seemed that Janssen hit Kaberle's head, and the Leafs' defenceman hit his head on the boards as well. Hats off to the Devils players who tapped their sticks on the ice after Kaberle was taken off on a stretcher. A big fuck you to Janssen for looking unremorseful. Of course, he was jawing at Tucker at the time. But hey, Janssen is a good tough guy to have on your team, but he really has the mental capacity if a peanut.
The hit occured in the 2nd period. The Leafs were down 2-0 after 2 periods. Full marks to them for storming back through adversity in the 3rd. And the Leafs' defencemen picked up the slack especially in Kaberle's absence. Carlo Colaiacovo scored on the rush on a mini breakaway after a sweet pass from Alex Steen, making it 2-1. Nik Antropov tipped in an Ian White point shot for a powerplay marker 2 minutes later. Matt Stajan tipped in a Hal Gill point shot a minute after that.
The Devils tied the game with under 2 minutes to go, after Bryan McCabe coughed the puck up on a clear out attempt. Bloody McCabe. Even the Devils' announcers had a dog house comment about him after that disaster.
Oh well. Leave it to Jeff O'Neil to bag the winner in a shootout, keeping the Leafs in the playoff hunt in the East.


Let's see how the Leafs play against the depleted Sabres team tonight...

My call: Renewed confidence and a 4-3 win. This one is going to be a beauty.



At March 3, 2007 at 2:37 p.m. , Blogger Temujin said...

The suspension should have been through March 20th, when the Devils come to TO. The fans are going to want blood, and there is huge potential for another Bertuzzi-style incident.

I hope Janssen is a healthy scratch.

At March 3, 2007 at 3:06 p.m. , Blogger Zanstorm said...

I don't know. The Leafs sure didn't come to Kaberle's aid all that much from what I saw. Of course, it IS Cam Janssen the Destroyer. But they sure went after Colin White after he decked Sundin behind the net!
Too bad it wasn't McCabe that Janseen hit. That guy is atrocious.

At March 3, 2007 at 3:15 p.m. , Blogger Temujin said...

I figure nobody really saw the hit on the Leafs bench.

It looks like Tucker had a few words to say... which is great and sad all at the same time. The only Leaf player to step up is an injured Darcy Tucker.

By March 20th the Leafs will probably be officially eliminated from playoff contention. :-)

At March 3, 2007 at 3:23 p.m. , Blogger Temujin said...

Oh, and obviously Forsberg won't fit in with Nashville...

Where is beaner now, huh??? Care to retract your previous anti-Forsberg statements?


At March 3, 2007 at 3:44 p.m. , Blogger Zanstorm said...

Yeah, I just posted about that!

At March 3, 2007 at 4:45 p.m. , Blogger Beaner said...

temujin agreed with me when I said Forsberg wasn't fitting in. I also believe zanstorm did too. Regardless, it was only speculation.

Sorry I couldn't get back to you on a sooner note, I was busy doing important stuff.


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