Since I live in Vancouver, most of my hockey enjoying fans are Canucks fans, and I am one of the few Leafs fans they know. The Leafs' awesome start has a lot of them impressed, and rather than the put downs I had to endure last year with the horrible 29th finish, I'm getting a lot of questions about why I think the Leafs are 4-0, if they'll keep it up, and just my reaction in general. I try to avoid serious answers to the first question because I am scared of this success and don't want to say something only to have that area of the Leafs' game suddenly fall apart. And to the next two questions I answer probably not but I'm trying to enjoy it as much as I can right now. It's like finally getting your favourite meal after six years of eating the same bland crap: you want to savour every last taste of it, for fear of having to go back to the bland crap again.
I am, however, using this opportunity to redecorate my cubicle with new pictures of the Leafs, as I'm finally able to enjoy the decorating at the same time as winning, for once. If anyone has any suggestions for decorations, that'd be great, but in the meantime I've got a calendar and 1967 Leafs team card (courtesy of our very own Hungry Leafs Fan) and a Leafs plush toy, and a few game photos. How are you celebrating this hot start?
Links after the jump.
- Stars, Leafs are NHL's only unbeaten teams
The NHL discusses the unlikely event that the only undefeated teams thus far are Toronto and Dallas.
- Tim Brent: A "meaningless" call-up actually meant a lot
Vintage Leaf Memories thinks back to the one NHL game Brent played last year and comes the conclusion that it was more meaningful that he initially thought.
- Lebda likely to debut Monday
That Leafs Beat article that PPP wrote about yesterday for those of you who, like me, didn't get a chance to read it yet.
- The Grabovski Factor
Apparently, there are somehow still Grabbo haters out there, despite the mountain of evidence showing that he's a good NHL player.
- Game #4: Maple Leafs vs. NY Rangers, Oct. 15, 2010 (4-3 OT Win)
Slava Duris sums up the scoring chances for Friday's win.
- Vancouver Canucks and Toronto Maple Leafs Trade Places...For Now
Suite 101 has an interesting article that I have to admit I didn't read because these are two teams I watch all the time and I'm not that interested in reading someone else's comparisons of them.
- Countdown To Lebda
Yakov Mironov looks at tonight's game and recaps the Marlies' game that was televised.
- It’s (Probably) Lebda Time, Leafs v. Islanders
maple stir-up talks about the likelihood of Lebda playing tonight./