Saturday, November 04, 2006

Last thought of JFJ; First thought on the Sabres

I have one last thought on JFJ's tenure before I get to tonight's game with the Sabres.

One really positive thing about JFJ's time as GM that I should have mentioned is that he's clearly learned from his mistakes and he has not been passive about addressing them. Often, for political reasons or concerns about perceptions, senior personnel will not acknowledge that an error has been made. JFJ did the right thing for buying out Domi and not exercising Belfour's contract and he should get full credit for that.

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The Leafs are in Buffalo tonight. PPP has game day thoughts and I'll chime in with a few here.

Given that the Leafs win in Buffalo about as often as teams from Buffalo win championships, the Sabres are the hottest team in the NHL and the Leafs have been a pretty mediocre bunch this year it could be ugly tonight. Five alarm blaze in Tonawanda ugly. Superbowl XXVII or XVIII (your choice really) ugly.

Here's hoping the Leafs keep it close and if they do lose, Afinogenov and Vanek do major damage as I have both of them in my pool. No use losing to the Sabres if those two are kept off the scoreboard...

2 comments:

  1. Anonymous1:49 p.m.

    You loose on boht counts. Leafs won and Afinigenov did major damage... to his ankle.

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  2. I may lose on the weekly score sheet, but I won in my heart (or at least that's what I'm telling myself this week).

    Also, I thought it was Afinogenov's shoulder that was hurt...

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