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OPPOSING BLOG: PENSION PLAN PUPPETS
I had originally (and rather reluctantly) decided to weigh in on what was the ridiculousness of the comments coming from both fan bases and media after Thursday’s game, but given recent developments, they’re even more ridiculous. So instead, I will just say this:
Stop worrying about what Leafs fans and media say or do. It doesn’t matter. They are never going to give us credit when we do eventually turn things around, and they’ve always been a source of toxic negativity. This team has enough on it’s plate at the moment, and this season has been absolutely cruel. Feeding into outside bullshit does nothing but appeases their need for chaos.
I don’t care what they say about what happened. They’re never going to convince me that they’re right. And like it did with 2011, karma will address them again.
And now to the elephant in the room.
The Canucks have placed Jake Virtanen on leave, after allegations of sexually misconduct surfaced. The team has hired experts to conduct an independent investigation of the allegations, and while the police have been notified, there’s no word on whether charges will be laid at this time.
Courtesy of nhl.com, this is likely what we’re gonna see from these teams tonight:
Canucks projected lineup
Maple Leafs projected lineup
Thatcher Demko should be the starter tonight, after Braden Holtby was on the hook for the 4-1 loss Thursday night. Jack Campbell will get the nod for the Leafs. Jayce Hawryluk will be on that 4th line tonight in place of Virtanen.
GAME DAY CHATTER
GAME DAY BATTLE HYMN
Days like these are when I am thankful for music. Back to the old school with groundbreaking LA thrashers HIRAX today with ‘Criminal Punishment’.
Try and enjoy the game.
Go Canucks Go.