Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Big BoO

Or as it will be known - the BBOO.

Lineups from Mirtle:
Leafs projected lineup
Lupul - Bozak - Kessel
MacArthur - Grabovski - Kulemin
Lombardi - Connolly - Crabb
Rosehill - Steckel - Brown
Aulie - Phaneuf
Gunnarsson - Schenn
Gardiner - Franson

Sens projected lineup
Michalek - Spezza - Greening
Condra - Turris - Alfredsson
Foligno - Smith - Neil
Butler - Konopka - Daugavins
Kuba - Karlsson
Cowen - Gonchar
Phillips - Carkner

The Leafs dumped Kadri for this game for Rosehill - a guy that last played Dec 19 - a whole 3:33 of ice on that agaim (again from Mirtle).
Scared about getting pushed around in their own building?

I'm thinking the first goal is an important one in this game - especially if the Sens get one early and get Reimer off to a questionable start.

Man - should just have copied Mirtle's whole Leafs Beat column...
There was a ton of talk about the revival of the Battle of Ontario at the rink, with both teams potentially set to make the playoffs in the same year for the first time since they met in Round 1 of 2004.
No Leafs players are left from those days, while the Sens have Daniel Alfredsson, Jason Spezza, Chris Phillips and Chris Neil. Only Sens coach Paul MacLean seemed to feel the rivalry was still going strong. (Joffrey Lupul said he didn't even remember watching any of their previous playoff meetings.)

Doesn't seem right! Bring back Darcy!!

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