Phaneuf Cuthbert

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Game Day…

The Islanders are in Toronto tonight.  Game time is 7pm, and it’s televised on TSN.

Questionable to play are Carl Gunnarsson (Upper Body) and David Clarkson (Foot). has pregame notes, as well a plenty of fan interactions in our community section.

Enough With Phaneuf

I’m having a problem with all the Dion Phaneuf bashing.

7 years, $49 million?  Big deal, yes, but not out of line with other contracts out there for first string defence.

The bashing doesn’t make a ton of sense to me. Does he have the odd flippant mistake – yes, but even your top Norris candidates do.

  1. The guy logs over 24 minutes a game – some as much as 28 or 29.
  2. He always plays against the opposition’s toughest player(s).
  3. He easily leads the team in +/- with a 15.
  4. He logs a ton of ice on both the pk and pp.
  5. People also suggest he’s not a good leader.  How anyone could know without being a regular in the dressing room is beyond me.
  6. He spends his spare time with the gorgeous Elisha Cuthbert.  How can he go wrong?

On This Date…

On this date in 1968, George Armstrong played his 1000th game in a Leafs jersey.  Remind me to share an Army moment I had with him sonetime.

Did You Know…

Hap Day is the only person to have played for the Leafs, coached them, and was their GM.

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