Friday, January 11, 2008

Damien Cox Plunges The Knife Into Leafs

The centre of the hockey universe is collapsing today after the lowly Leafs lost to the even more lowly Kings last night in California. It's always entertaining to read Toronto beat writers rip apart the Leafs year after year but Damien Cox of the Toronto Star should win a Pulitzer for just the opening of this bludgeoning article.


"This will be tricky to top.

Hmm, let's see. Perhaps the entire Maple Leafs squad could visit the Hockey Hall of Fame upon their return to Toronto and scribble graffiti on the honoured member image of former captain Syl Apps.

Why not? After being pounded 5-2 last night by the worst team in the NHL, the Los Angeles Kings, to drop their 10th game in 12 outings, the Leafs have sunk to a new low in terms of embarrassing the franchise in the new millennium......

The final half of the game was entirely garbage time and that's when the Leafs came up with their two goals and the vast majority of their shots, one by Nik Antropov and one by Darcy Tucker, who only scores at the tail end of blowouts these days."

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