Saturday, October 03, 2009

Leafs: 2 games down, Eighty to go

When the Leafs lost the opening game of the 2006 season 4-1 to the Ottawa Senators the reaction from the media was swift.

Game 2 of that long-ago season was decreed a "must-win" for the Leafs.


In October.

It always seems peculiar to me that the majority of so-called hockey experts have picked the Leafs to finish in the lower tranche of Eastern Division for years, yet lead the panicky charge when the Leafs are a little slow out of the gate.

There's no such thing as a must-win game in October but I bet it's a burning topic leading up to the Tuesday night game versus Ottawa.

Speaking of the Leafs and media topics, 2gp 7gf isn't iot time for the media to step up and ask: "Who's going to score on this team?"


  1. Screaming Will8:31 a.m.

    Well said. I don't even bother to read the MSM any more.

  2. Thursday is SO a must-win game.

  3. Paul Steckley12:40 p.m.

    Agreed. Any game against the stinking Habs is a must-win game, no matter when it is played. Why do the Leafs always play down to Montreal's level whenever they meet?