Monday, October 09, 2006

Eddie Returns!

It doesn't quite have the drama of Cujo returning (karma is a b!tch Cujo), but Eddie the Eagle returns this evening to Toronto.

There was lots of noise made by the mediots this summer about Eddie and his poor play last season (agreed), but you know what? I have no ill-feelings towards him. By all accounts, he was a 'good soldier' while with Toronto, and he certainly cannot be singled out as the only reason the Leafs missed the post-season last year. He is also not to blame for his sweet-heart contract that handcuffed the Leafs (thanks JFJ).

At the end of the day, he is a first-ballot hall of famer who played two mostly productive and one disappointing seasons with the Leafs. He never demanded a trade, or caused dressing-room drama, and he didn't turn his back on the franchise like a certain goaltender we all know.

I actually hope he plays very well this evening, just well enough to lose by a goal to the Buds!

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