Friday, January 30, 2009

You're older now and you're a clever swine

As I get older, I find it more and more difficult to take pleasure from the suffering of others. For some unknown reason, I don't find myself actively hoping for the bad guys to fail.

Of course, there's something to be said about having your hunches confirmed.

Darcy Tucker TOI: 15:27 0G 0A 0PiM -1 1 shot
Andrew Raycroft .766sv% 7.00 GAA


  1. Andrew Raycroft .766sv% 7.00 GAA

    It's a great day to be alive.

  2. Anonymous11:57 am

    what a brilliant save percentage!

    I honestly think I would have been better in goal than raycrap.

  3. I still have a soft spot for Darcy Tucker. I blame management for not recognizing when it was time to cut bait. Like Tie Domi before him , Tucker wanted to reinvent himself as a scorer. When players are no longer able or willing to accept their assigned roles, they become a liability.

  4. Pseudonym - Tucker reminds me a boxer who's past his prime. His skills have seriously diminished but he still wants to get in that ring...

    You'd think at least one of the coaches, training staff or Leafs management would have recognized that injuries were greatly diminishing his skills and ability and made the right decision to move on at the deadline two years ago.

  5. Anonymous9:48 am

    Unlike others here, I have no animosity towards Tucker or Raycroft. They played their best for the Leafs (which admittedly wasn't much due to a lack of talent), and left the team graciously. I don't blame Tucker for his ridiculous contract, I blame JFJ. I don't blame Raycroft for the stupid trade that brought him here, I blame JFJ.

    Hell, I blame JFJ whenever I have a bad day. I figure somehow he's responsible.

    Do I like seeing them struggle? I suppose it's better than seeing them excel after being cast aside, knowing that it was the right move to get rid of them. But I can't say that I wish them any misfortune.