First off, my sincerest apologies to the reader(s) of this blog. Due to some recent demands on the job front, this blog has been pretty Raptor-heavy lately, to the detriment of our Leafs content and status in the Barilkosphere. However, The Passion is coming back strong over the next few weeks. I promise.
And man alive, what a way to come back. A new player. A surly new GM. A West Coast road trip. And rampant, unsubstantiated trade rumors! Are there any other kind worth reading? Let me go way out on a limb here and say, for the record, that I would support the acquisition of either Nash or Boumeester. Ground breaking blogging going on here, I know.
Anyways, I'm attending tonight's game against the Kings and tomorrow morning I'll be bringing you a full recap of the contest, complete with a full photo essay. I went to the Leafs-Kings game last year and Leafs jerseys outnumbered Kings by 2:1 (while Kings goals outnumbered Leaf goals by 3:1. Ugh).
In fact, I even added Grabs to my fantasy hockey team for tonight - just to give me a little something extra to cheer for. I'll also be wearing my Sundin jersey (as opposed to my Owen Nolan jersey - another stellar jersey choice by yours truly) while my wife wears her pink Leafs jersey (not pictured to the right). No I didn't buy it for her. Yes I make fun of her for wearing it.
Oh, and for the heck of it, a few predictions about this week's west coast extravaganza:
vs. LA: 4-3 win
vs. SJ - 5-1 loss
vs. PHX - 3-2 win
Anyone else attending tonight's festivities should feel free to e-mail me, we can meet up and you can buy me a beer. I'm in Section 108, Row 7.
Go Leafs Go.