Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Leafs Come Back and Lose Again, Wellwood Scores and Scores Again!

Well Leaf fans, last night was a good and bad night. Toskala looked like garbage surrendering 4 goals in the 1st period on a sheet of ice that appeared to be made of rubber; pucks were bouncing everywhere. It actually appeared as though Tosky was half a sleep the duration of the game, one must begin to wonder what he does with his personal time. The Leafs showed backbone though, they were able to tie the game from a 3 goal deficit, get a point and lose in overtime all before Barack Obama was officially named new President of The United States. Nik Hagman and Mikhail Grabovski were dynamite yet again for the Leafs on a line that also contains Nik Kulemin. The 3 combined for 3 goals and 4 assists for 7 points on the night. Once again the Buds out shot the opposition by a nearly 2:1 ratio, but defense breakdowns and shoddy goal tending are ultimately what cost them another point.

From one side of the country to the left side of it. The Vancouver Canucks were led to a 4-0 victory over Columbus by none other than one Kyle Wellwood, who scored 2 goals. Numbers 5 and 6 were recorded on the year for Kyle, leaving me to think again that Mr. Fletcher made a big mistake on giving up on the young lad too soon. Since being recalled by the Nuckleheads, Welly has amassed 6 goals and 1 assist for 7 points in 8 games. Not bad for a guy who was left for dead by the Leafs, the NHL and the Canucks at one point on both waivers and re-entry waivers. It would appear that Wellwood has his career and his physical condition back on track and one must pontificate as to whether or not that could have happened here in the Big Smoke. For a paltry 850k salary on the year for the 25 year old, it was a chance that the Leafs were not willing to take, which was a big mistake in my book(The Book of Awesome Hockey Knowledge I Obtained Over 29 Years of My Life).

Okay so he did earn this award over the summer, but to be fair he had to overcome 2-3 major surgeries on his groin over a year and a half span as well as a broken foot he acquired while playing soccer this past summer. I hope Welly continues to stick it to the Leafs organization.

On the next episode of Tales from the ACC Mortuary, what would you give up to get Kovalchuk?

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