Oh boy. I don't even know what to say right now. Yes, it's a road trip to Ottawa which means we could get some hilarious whining from the Senators, or their fans, about "bloo bloo bloo we can't keep mean old Leafs fans out of our rink and their more popular than we are"
That I can get excited for.
Otherwise? Fuck it..
The Leafs have fallen way out of a playoff spot. 9 points back of Boston for that last wild card spot. The Senators are only 2 points behind the Leafs (thanks to the loser point, Leafs have 4 more wins). It's still being called the "Battle of Ontario" despite there being no playoff games between these two since the Leafs beat Ottawa in the first round in 2004, eleven years ago. Rivalries are only fun when both teams are good, not two middling teams who make up their goddamn minds whether to make the playoffs or get a good draft pick. The best we can hope for is a player chases a fan into the stands for tossing a jersey at the bench, but Komarov won't be playing so I doubt it happens.
If you want to watch something exciting, try to get the Sault Ste. Marie/ Barrie game tonight. Two of the top OHL teams should make up for two of the "meh-est" teams around. If not, let's move on to whats up tonight on ROGERS SCOTIABANK WEDNESDAY NIGHT HOCKEY SUPER SHOW.
Radio: Sportsnet Radio 590
SBN: Silver Seven Sens
Craig Anderson will start in his 400th career game tonight. Komarov will not play.
The Leafs will win this one. It won't be close, probably 5-2. We'll go into the All-Star break on a high note. People will feel good about the team, feel they've turned a corner, then February will come....