Looking forward to tonight's hockey game! Another season - I honestly don't know what to expect and don't even have a "feeling" of how they're going to do. After they've had so much consistency (in a bad way) it's difficult to think they don't look the same again... one thing I hope doesn't happen all season is Ron Wilson talking about the winning streak that they went on at the end of last season.
Resting on their laurels hasn't served anyone in pro sports - athletes always tell you to leave the last game behind you, whether it's a loss or a win, because you don't play the next game in the past. Or something like that. In any case, I think we have to watch the Leafs with the hope that they'll require 90 (maybe 92) points to make the 8th seed.
They'll need about 11.5 points per for every 10 games played, and be consistent about it. For this to work out ... this is their requirements.
11.5 points by Oct. 30
23 points by Nov. 20
34.5 points by Dec. 14
46 points by Jan. 8
57.5 points by Ground Hog Day
69 points by Feb. 24 (I'll have a son by then! He will cry louder than AM 640's broadcast of the games, I'm sure).
80.5 points by Mar. 16
... and of course, 92 points by Apr. 8
So we can track their progress along the way - should be interesting.
Tweets that made me laugh yesterday
@twolinepass (ryan lambert)
red wings announce "two-fer tuesday" at joe louis arena this season! niklas kronwall guaranteed to leave his feet twice as much on hits!
the red wings' new "bobblehead thursday" will be particularly exciting because todd bertuzzi will demonstrate how best to make heads bobble
I also fell for a fake account (briefly - it sounded fishy as all could be) when @ESPN-PierreMcGuire said the Leafs had just traded, get this, Tyler Bozak, Naz Kadri and Carl Gunnarson for Jason Spezza.
It didn't sound too crazy - but Spezza's not really a "Burke" player, and it had my head reeling. Luckily, Leafs didn't do it. (There are a lot of big stars on junk teams that might get moved this season, like Spezza, Alfredsson, Iginla to name a few).
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Missing dinosaur models found hanging from tree
Two fibreglass dinosaurs were found in a park in Nicolet Monday, after they disappeared from a popular restaurant on Highway 20 between Montreal and Quebec City.
Restaurant Madrid in Saint-Léonard-d'Aston, Que. is a landmark known for the 75 large dinosaur replicas that adorn the front of the restaurant, facing the highway.
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