Monday, July 03, 2006

Toronto Maple Leafs, world cup and more...

So the Leafs signed Hal Gill, Pavol Kubina and Andrew Raycroft... I'm not sure what this means. They already have 2 good defensemen in Kaberle and McCabe, and a bunch of young up and comers like Harrison, White and Kronwall. How are the 4 going to split the ice time? McCabe and Kaberle will play 30 minutes a game, Gill and Kubina 20 minutes and the others 10 minutes? Doesn't make sense for development purposes, even if you develop to trade. But hey, I'm not the GM. If I was, Domi, Belak and Antropov would have been history last season.

As for Raycroft... why not. But why sign Aubin then. Where does that leave Tellqvist? Back on the farm?

As for the World Cup, I was very disappointed to see Italy advance to the finals. I don't like the way they play. They are dirty and dive a lot, and I pretty much only watch soccer during the world cup. But since they made it this far, i guess seeing a Portugal, Italy final would be great for this city considering the large population of Italian-Canadians and Potuguese-Canadians here. But who would I vote for them??? I love both communities. A draw, maybe? :)

1 comment:

penelopeto said...

so, i just found you, otherwise, i would have been commenting a lot sooner. do urban parents not care about hockey? are we not canadian? anyway, i am so with you on the domi/antropov thing - belak may be a pylon, but i have a soft spot for him. not that that helps our team.
not sure about raycroft; could be a mistake. watch eddie turn around some team like the coyotes or something...