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Toronto Maple Leafs
@ Colorado Avalanche

Pre-Game: 9pm LeafsTV
Broadcast: 9:30pm Sportsnet Ontario, AM640
Post-Game: 11:30pm LeafsTV

Thursday, Jan 29, 2009, 9:30 PM EST
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No, That's German for "The Tucker, The"
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An Open Letter To Andrew Raycroft
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Well, it's been quite the trip down memory lane today. Not to say that it was all bad. There are two beautiful moments that define Darcy Tucker's time with the Leafs. There are none that define Andrew Raycroft's time. Stupid jerk.



Chemmy described this as possibly the last time that Leafs fans have actually felt pride in their team. The Leafs had climbed back from down 2-0 in game six at home facing elimination and they were buzzing for the winner. Tucker seemed to have laid the hit that was going to help the Leafs put the nail in the coffin of that game. Unfortunately, it did so for the Leafs as Roenick scored about 20 seconds later. 


 

If you didn't go insane after this fight then you have no pulse. It really served to highlight how unified (for better or worse) the Leafs were and how gutless the senators were. It's one of the enduring images of the late Battle of Ontario.

Anyway, here are the two team's injuries:

Toronto Maple Leafs Injuries

Out (IR / Out / Suspended / Physically unvailable)

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Jeff Finger other-excused 01/09/2009
Jeremy Williams shoulder 12/31/2008

Colorado Avalanche Injuries

Questionable

Player Injury Type Injury Date
David Jones shoulder 01/28/2009

Out (IR / Out / Suspended / Physically unvailable)

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Joe Sakic fingers 12/03/2008
Cody McCormick foot 12/29/2008
Paul Stastny forearm 12/24/2008
Adam Foote triceps 01/04/2009

Which team is likely to suffer more from those injuries? I'll give you one guess and won't even spot you the "Maple". This is another out of timezone game which works nicely this one time as other commitments have reared their ugly heads.

Anyway, enjoy the game. If you're curious about what the Avalanche fans are saying head over to Mile High Hockey. I tried e-mailing Joe about tonight's game but he's in law school so he was probably at a kegger.

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