This probably won’t be much of a post, but here goes.
I didn’t get a chance to comment on the big Leafs trades that went down over the weekend, so I’ll do that now. We gave up quite a bit to get what we got and I’m not totally sold on losing Hagman and White who I think still had a lot to offer the team, but I think in the long run it’s going to turn out for the best. When you look at most of what went compared to what we got for it it’s pretty safe to say we won the trade. I absolutely love Dion Phaneuf and if the move out of Calgary can get him back to playing like the Phaneuf of a couple years ago he’s going to bring a hell of a lot to this team.
Last night was the first time in a while that I had fun from start to finish watching a Leaf game. We won, our shiny new goaltender put up a shutout in his first appearance, and most importantly, the Leafs played like the team we were told they were going to be before the season started. They were physical, they took chances, everybody was where they were supposed to be and actually looked like a team that wanted to win and wasn’t going to settle for blowing a lead or trying to rally from 3 goals down. Hopefully Friday and beyond will be more of the same. I’m actually excited. Even if we don’t ultimately make the playoffs at least there’s a chance I might get to watch an organization that looks like it’s trying as opposed to whatever the fuck that shit show was on Saturday night. Up 3-0 and wind up losing 5-3? Man I’m glad I missed that.
Speaking of which, if you have aMoxie’s Classic Grillin your area or you find one in an area you happen to be in, you must eat there! Carin and I went there for her birthday dinner on Saturday night and it was fabulous! It’s a bit pricy but well worth it. I honestly don’t remember the last time I left a restaurant feeling so full and happy. Not even coming home and seeing the lowlights of the Leaf game I missed to go there could bring me down.
Before I go, I’m sure you’re all dying to know how I did on my most recent set of picks in the PWInsider pay-per-view prediction game. Well, I’m telling you anyway.
I did really well. Aside from the Rumble match itself I picked everything that counted correctly. The Rumble pick is going to burn my ass for a long time. Picking it right was worth 5 points and we were allowed to write in a person that hadn’t been announced if we wanted to do that. It crossed my mind that it might be a good idea to write Edge in just in case they did the same thing that they did with John Cena a couple of years ago and brought him back to win the Rumble as a surprise. I decided not to do it and ended up picking Ted DiBiase instead, which in retrospect was pretty stupid of me. I should have gone with my gut, because while Ted DiBiase didn’t last very long and wasn’t even a factor anywhere near the finish, Edge came back as a surprise and ended up winning. Instead of the 24 points I have now I could have had 29 and gained some much needed ground on the leader, who now has 33.
And as is tradition, I’m amazed to report that the person at the bottom of the heap still has only 4 points. Again he didn’t submit any picks, so I’m starting to wonder if he’s doing ok. It cost $10 to enter this thing so hopefully he’s just a guy who doesn’t care about his money and there’s not something more serious going on. Ryan S, if you’re out there, be well, or if that’s not necessary, a hearty check your spam folder to you, sir.
That’s all I’ve got for now. Told you it wouldn’t be much of a post. I’ll be back later I’m sure, but right now my gut is telling me that I’m hungry, and unlike Sunday at the Rumble, I’m gonna go with it.