By The Meatriarchy
If I were the fans in Halifax I would want a refund. Supposedly the Toronto Maple Leafs were in town to play the Senators but it looked an awful lot like the Toronto Marlies. Trouble is they probably paid an NHL price to see AHL players.
No Leafs regulars played on defense and up front only Steen, Stajan, O'Neil, and Ponikarovsky were from the big club. No Sundin, no Peca, no Tucker, no Wellwood not even Nik Antropov.
At least the Sens provided Heatly, Redden and Spezza. But this was a mis-match from the get go. The Marlies who were playing their third game in three nights were lucky that it wasn't a blow out and it was only ill-advised penalties that kept them from possibly winning the game.
BTW someone should tell Dany Heatley that he isn't Bobby Clarke and Brendan Bell isn't Valeri Kharlamov. That tomahawk to Bell's foot was ridiculous and uncalled for.