Saturday, October 18, 2008

Pens VS Leafs Game 6

Game 6- Leafs at Pens
Game time: 7:00 (FSN/WXDX)

Tonight at the Melon Arena Tyler Kennedy and the Pittsburgh Penguins will host Mats Sundin and the Toronto Maple leafs......oh wait a minute, Mats Sundin doesn't play hockey anymore.

(Toronto Maple Leafs 1967 Team picture)

The Leafs are coming off an upsetting 0-1 loss to the New York Rangers in the shoot out.

Ryan Hollweg will be sitting his 2nd of a 3-game suspension for a Hit from behind, but as usual he says he didnt deserve it.

Right Winger Nikolia Kulemin will be hanging with Geno on saturday night, Those 2 were teammates back with the Magnitogorsk team in Russia.

Kulemin has been a pleasant surprise for his Head Cocach Ron Wilson in his Rookie season, while verteran Matt Stajan has been worthless.

Starting netminder tonight for the Leafs is rumored to be Curtis Joseph, while starter Vesa Toskala will probably get a rest because he played one hell of a game last night against the Rangers.
Line Combos for the leafs are something like this:
1st Line=blake/Antropov/Panikarovsky
2nd line=Hagman/Grabovski/Tlusty
3rd line=Kuleman/Moore(ex-pen)/Steen
4th line=whoever is left.

Defensemen: Tomas Kaberle, Luke Schenn, Pavel Kubina, Jeff Finger*, Jonas Frogren, Mike Van Ryn, Carlo Colaiacovo, Ian White, Anton Stralman.
Offseason accuisition and Mega-star defensemen Jeff Finger will not be in the line-up Tonight,
with him out of the line up the pens stand a chance.

On paper the leafs Look like bottom feeders for the entire Season but with Ron Wilson behind the bench, i dont think i would take this team lightly.

The Pittsburgh Penguins will look a little different tonight. Like always, when the Pens can't get an even strength goal what does HCMT do? That's right the 1ST line tonight will be Malkin/Crosby/Dupuis.
Maybe Staal centering Malkin and Crosby, MT should try that a little bit. It would remind me a little bit of when Francis was Centering Lemeiux and Jagr. With Staal at center, Crosby and Malkin wouldnt have to worry about their defensive game as much. Malkin could be like Capt. Caveman and hang out at the red line all game and take runs at people.
The other lines will round out like this:
2nd line=Fedotenko/Staal/Sykora
3rd line=Kennedy/Talbot/Satan
4th line=whoever is left

if you ask me, Crosby and Malkin will be playing together until Gaborik gets here.....i heard Mario is starting to clean up the guest room in the basement.

Left Winger Matt Cooke (torso) or center Mike Zigomanis did not practice on Friday, MT is keeping Zigo's injury a secret [TRIB].

From the Trib:
• Goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury was presented a gift from a fan after practice -- a $1 bill with Fleury's portrait replacing former president George Washington. "I gave him a stick, he gave me that," Fleury said. "It's kind of a nice trade, I guess



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