> 6) Wendell Clark's Back
> 9) Wendell Clark's Shoulder
> 13) Wendell Clark's Hip
rightful place as the league's top goal-scorer -- healthy body intact
from head-to-toe. Prime to lead his fellows onward into and through
players, topped off with a batch of useless goal-tending. They have
little direction and even less leadership -- without Yzerman they're
toast. With Yzerman they still won't beat the Leafs in seven games.
their play-off performance. Especially considering how well everyone
is returning to the line-up -- and how even after their slump they're
still first overall.
BTW, Peter Zezel is the best kept secret in the league -- his
performance will allow the Leafs to play even above their current 1st
Gretz for some younger fresher talent. If they think they're going to
keep hockey trendy on the "hockey mad" American west-coast, they'd
better stop thinking they can win a cup with their current line-up.
Maybe they could convince Michael Jordon to lace up? That should be
good for some bucks.
> with the best playoff coach in the history of the NHL. Scotty does
> well with talented teams.
Bowman. Theoretically, it should be easy to coach a talented team.
What's difficult is to take a team with a relatively no-name defense
and produce the second best defensive core in the league (as Burns did
in his first season in Toronto) -- what's hard is to take a "less
talented" team and get them to work so hard that they get one game
from the final.
However, I'll give credit where credit is due (unlike some people
around here) -- Bowman is the winningest coach in the NHL, right?
Perhaps he is the guy who'll make some sense from the mix-up that is
the Detroit Wings. How does Bowman's lifetime win-loss ratio stack up
against Burns'? Either way, I doubt he'll get past Burn's Leafs if
they meet in the playoffs.
> stick infraction against Doug Gilmour and he scored the winning goal
> Gilmour was off getting patched up.
> episode of inferior referreeing that I have ever witnessed.
penalties in game 7 -- the Kings won because of Gretz. Game 6,
however, should have ended with Gretz in the box (or the shower) for
trying to give Gilmour a shave with a Sherwood.
Regardless, it isn't very sportsmanlike to blame the loss of the
series on the refs. Over time, those bad calls seem to even out both
trade him away, the Leafs won't get to play against him nearly as much
How's this for a thought? Captain for Captain -- Gretzky for Clark --
he's the only guy *I'd* trade Clark for. The Kings get the best power
forward in the game, the best team leader, and someone who will
challenge for the goal-scoring lead for at least the next several
seasons. And the Leafs get the Great-One's last couple seasons --
he's on his way down-hill, and this year with the Leafs would be his
last best chance to grab another cup.
Not to mention that the t-shirt sales alone should pay for a new
Maple Leaf gardens.
Stephen LEAF Legge
St. John's, NF CANADA