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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Thrashers Get Goal Light Tan in Toronto

Most of the time I stick to analysis here at Thrashers Talons, but few things make me happier than winning big versus Toronto and putting one of their players on his backside. After years of watching the Toronto Rodeo run by Darcy Tucker and company it was good to the Thrashers dish out some big hits and walk away with the lion's share of the goals in this contest. Sweet!

There should be some good headlines in the TO papers tomorrow.

UPDATE: here are the links.
"Leafs Thrashers by Thrashers" Toronto Star
"Thrashers Whip Leafs" Toronto Sun


  • It was a nice change of pace to see that most of the Thrashers big hits tonight were clean too.

    Although I wonder why Armstrong, a guy that has been on the end of a vicious hit to the head, would decide to target Blake on a late hit.

    And the pendulum certainly seems to have swung back your way after a pretty good run of results. The Thrashers certainly have the Leafs' number lately.

    By Anonymous Pension Plan Puppets, at 11:44 PM  

  • A Leafs fan concerned with clean hits? What about the Pat Burns era? How soon they forget! :)

    As for the pendulum part, in the post-lockout NHL the teams are much more even. When the talent level is closer--player intensity level matters more. No team is going to be intense 82 times a year.

    The funny thing is that after our last game versus Columbus the Atlanta fans were all asking "where's the heart in this team?"

    Then I read Leafs fans saying the same thing on boards about their club tonight.

    I suspect that the Leafs are a bit distracted by all the new GM talk and trade with STL.

    Toronto has been more competitive than I expected them to be so far this year.

    By Blogger The Falconer, at 1:34 AM  

  • Pension Plan Puppets,
    Actually we lost 3 of 4 last year to Toronto; so it was nice for us to win one vs. the Leafs. That was the first time we played them this season. I am going to the Leafs-Thrashers game on Jan. 16th, and hope that we win that one too. Not so sure what will happen now that they have Stempniak, and Brian Burke's eventual hiring. Based on what I have seen from Burke, Burke will not tolerate losses like the one we saw last night.

    As far as the hits go, I find it funny that Ron Wilson said what he said about the Armstrong hit on Blake when Ian White made a hit to Kovalchuk's head,and nothing was called. So, Ilya took matters into his own hands and went after him. As a matter of fact, I saw the replay of the Armstrong hit, and Armstrong didn't elbow him to the head really. Blake's injury came when his head hit the ice. But Ian White went for Kovy's head. What a double standard!
    I am glad that Kovy did what he did and the guys were more physical. They needed a win to wake them up. Maybe they can take that energy and win another one in Washington tonight. They need it while the Caps are without Semin and others. They still have some good players healthy, but the Thrashers need to take advantage of their injuries and their recent losses like the one the Caps suffered to Minnesota. Let's pray for a win.

    By Anonymous Steve, at 9:06 AM  

  • I have no recollection of the events in question ;)

    Maybe fans are too quick to question heart. To be fair to the boys they have played probably 18 of 21 games full of heart.

    By Anonymous Pension Plan Puppets, at 9:57 AM  

  • Always nice to see Toronto lose :)

    By Anonymous Eric Sylvester, at 1:10 PM  

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