1, 2, 3 Triple Deke

Will all due respect to Bloge Salming and general borschevsky, this is the best spoof of the Stanley Cup Playoff commercials yet:

History Will Be Made - Gordon Bombay (via amorebettersn)

Now some of you may not know it, but this winter I coached a squirt hockey team from New Canaan, CT. It was one of the most pleasurable experiences of my life. The kids were an absolute blast to coach and hang out with; and even though I'm 15 years their elder, I like to think that I became their friend over the course of the season.  PPP member Fergus30 first drew the comparison between Coach Gordon Bombay and myself, and I fell it is an apt description. Hear me out.

  • Our team was a C level team, meaning we were the lowest level around much like District 5 was.
  • We played on an outdoor rink and even once practiced on a frozen pond just like the Ducks did.
  • Like Coach Bombay in D2, I starting coaching after a knee injury sidelined me from playing hockey myself.
  • Our team started out terrible but gradually got better and better, going on a 7-0 streak at one point and finishing third in the end of the year tournament. We were the ragtag bunch of kids who had a snowball's chance in hell.
  • Like Gordon Bombay, I too have a love for loafers.

So you see, I'm exactly like Coach Gordon Bombay in every way. Well minus the drunk driving, job as a lawyer, and relationship with one of the hockey moms. But other than that, very similar.

We had our end of the season team party Monday night and I already miss the kids dearly. If any of you have the chance to be a coach, I highly recommend the experience. You'll be hard pressed to find something better to do at 7am on a Saturday morning than stand in a cold hockey rink and yell at 10 year olds at the top of your lungs.

In case you missed it yesterday, Bloge Salming  had Jerry D'Amigo for his Tuesday Prospect Report [Bloge Salming]

Remember that NHL player poll from ESPN? Well some of the questions and answers were left on the cutting room floor and summarily found [Down Goes Brown]

It took 74 games, but the Leafs are finally showing some truculence and tenacity [Globe and Mail]

No Colton Orr as an option for Grinder of the year? I guess it's the meatball parm's award to lose [NHL Fanhouse]

Grading the Leafs' recent foray into signing free agents out of the NCAA [Frozen Leafs]

Newest Leaf Brayden Irwin looks to debut with the big club later this week [Globe and Mail]

You know what true team devotion is? Retiring from hockey when you get traded away [TML Legends]

A look back on former Maple Leafs goalie Bruce Gamble [Vintage Leaf Memories]

The Top 10 alternative names for the Don Cherry biopic [Zambonic Youth]

Nik Antropov helps keep a team in playoff contention. What a jerk [Globe and Mail]

And your non hockey link of the day; This is the best use of peeps that I've ever seen. Yes that includes eating them; they taste terrible [Washington Post]

Morning Additions

Should the Leafs follow Atlanta's path of winning without any superstars? Does Phil Kessel not count? [Vintage Leaf Memories]

Are you looking for a team to support during the playoffs? Well, the Phoenix Coyotes would like to have a word with you [Five For Howling]

After having a little case of insomnya, there a who slew of new photos over at [Vintage Leafs]

Sure it's not hockey but...LACROSSE FIGHT!!! [Liveleak]

ATLANTA DESTROYED OUR PLAYOFF MARCH!!!!!!!.wmv [Youtube] (turn your volume way down for this one)

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