And by pieces I mean Facebook pages. Check out Chemmy's hard work below as he does his best to make this the biggest Leafs website in the universe. There are actual fans out there that aren't related to me or went to school with me. It's an odd feeling. If you're reading this, you should definitely open up an account and start playing with the group. Don't be shy. 1967ers hit the ground running and there's really no reason to be afraid of Loser Domi or Jared. I've spoken to both of their case workers and I have been assured that they are complying with their doctor's orders.
But seriously folks, TSN did their Leafs' preview and it had a tonne of good information if Darren Dreger can be believed. He's no Bob MacKenzie but he's also not at Sportsnet anymore so I think that we can trust him. Anyway, here are the highlights:
- Antro and Poni will flank the top line centre and Mikhail Grabovski will get every chance to be that centreman. That is awesome and no less than I predicted (the Antro-Poni part) which means that it's now make or break for sure for the Ukrainian.
- Second line centre: Alex Steen, third line centre: Matt Stajan.
- Their wingers will rotate until Wilson's alchemy turn lumps of iron into gold.
- Since scorers have to play with scorers (where have I heard that before?) Kulemin and Tlusty will get good chances with scorers.
- No surprise Kubina, Kaberle, Finger, and Frogren will be the top four and the first two won't play together.
Things are really clearing up. Now, onto the links after the jump
- The NHL in Europe? Jes says no.
- TSM wonders if Ronnie can walk the walk too. Oh, and Steener's going to start out with Hagman and Kulemin on his wings.
- Mirtle gets a call from Hitch. I only ever get those calls from Blockbuster.
- Steve's ready for the roller coaster ride.
- DJ piles onto Burke and has a crazy idea that just might work!
- Mirtle has a poll about the Leafs' season and a FanHouse preview.
- Is Luke Schenn going to play with the Leafs this year? Ron Guillet thinks so.
Also, in the next day or so we'll have an awesome surprise for you guys (I hope) so keep coming back every half hour to check. Just kidding. Every fifteen minutes.