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[Open Thread] Leafs v. Sabres

I am strongly suspicious of Andrew Raycroft getting the start tonight. While some fans would like to think that it might signal the beginning of a trio of starts for the former Calder Trophy winner I have an altogether different angle on things.

Toronto's last two games come against the senators and the Canadiens. Wins in those two games could help knock the senators out of the playoffs and keep Montreal from winning the conference. I'd like to think that Paul Maurice is giving Toskala a break to ensure that he is at his spoiling best for those two games. Is it short-sighted to want wins in those games? Is it ever. Will I enjoy them if they come to pass? You bet.

Here's a candidate for quote of the week:

"I don't have a crystal ball, nor do I make executive decisions around here," said Raycroft. "I just show up and enjoy my last five, six days of the season and go from there."

I am not sure that you need a crystal ball to know that it's Raycroft's five or six last days as a Leaf. Dear Andy, delusional to the end.

In other dispiriting news, Mats is out tonight and Kyle Wellwood needs another surgery on his groin. Pardon me while I pick up my jaw from the floor. Another surgery to repair something that should have been fixed months before it was actually operated on which in itself turned out to be far too late? Colour me shocked.

Anyway, put your SPG guesses in the comments and discuss whether a Sundin retirement will change how you view the man.