I cannot even begin to tell you how disappointing last night's TFC game was...actually, look at who I am talking to...if anyone understands it's you guys (and girls!). Against Montreal, of all teams, they just had to win to become Canadian Champions. They went up 1-0 and the crowd was going absolutely insane and then disaster struck: an equalizer. Of course, TFC has 65 minutes (plus injury time) to get another and were controlling the play but with a Kaberle-like aversion to shooting and a Jason Blake-esque miss by my new most hated SOB Jeff Cunningham in the 89th minute TFC was denied celebrating its first championship in history.
Seriously, Cunningham had the ball in front of an empty net 3 feet away from the goalline and didn't score. It's one of the few instances when you could say "Man, I would have scored that one" about a play by a professional player and would be right. I can't wait to see him join Bryan McCabe on the first thing smoking out of the city. Aaaaanyway....
It looks like our long Leafs Nation nightmare will soon end: Mats Sundin will decide on his future August 1st. About freaking time. So we won't mention it again for seven days. And then we'll get a break until next summer.
Now that that is out of the way we can go on to some links to pass the day. Remember to toss in any that you come across in the comments:
- Koopa Kid gives Mark 'The Hitman' Bell his newest targets for the upcoming season. After that hit Bell can play on my Leafs anytime.
- The Muppet sees big changes defensively on the back of the hiring of Tim Hunter and Rob Zettler.
- Mirtle is decidedly less enthusiastic.
- via Kukla's Korner, Dick Duff speaks out on contraction and relocation and the NHL's need to focus on Canada.
- And to continue bashing sports I hate: Golf is nothing without Tiger Woods.
Also, be sure to check out some of the great submissions about the Origins of Fandom and add your own to the collection. Also, keep adding fanshots of your favourite Dougie and Wendel moments. Remember, if you like anything that's posted you can recommend it with a single click. Even recs moves the item up to the featured post so show your favourites some love.