Time To Wax Those Leafs

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The Canadiens simply can’t afford to lose this game against the Toronto Maple Leafs tonight. Not just because Montreal’s in a battle to move up the standings, but because it’s well, the Leaf’s. Let’s call it “Payback Night”.

On November 8th, the Habs lost 6-3 to Toronto. Then they lost 5-2 on Feb. 7th to those same Buds, and again, 5-2 on March 21st. The Leafs are eliminated from the playoffs and coach Ron Wilson has said he’d like nothing better than to whip Montreal’s backside once again.

How nice it would be to see the Canadiens trounce Toronto and move even further up in the standings. Don’t forget, the Habs are only a few points from jumping over Philadelphia, Carolina, and Pittsburgh and into fourth place. And they need to put some more distance between them and the two behind them, New York and Florida. So this game in Toronto is, as are most games against the Blue and White, very important. 

I love the anticipation of Montreal-Toronto games. You’re never sure what’s going to happen. Even in this day and age, when the Leafs suck. Like most days and ages. 


“There has never been, and never will be, an experience greater than a Toronto Maple Leaf and Montreal Canadiens hockey game.”  Carl Brewer

“Nothing could compare with the Montreal Canadiens-Toronto Maple Leafs rivalry. Hockey has missed that and hockey needs that rivalry again.”  John Ferguson

“Every time we went to Toronto, half the building was cheering for Montreal. And the same was true when the Leafs came to the Forum.”  Serge Savard

“For Conn Smythe, beating the Canadiens was like winning the war.”  Bob Baun

7 thoughts on “Time To Wax Those Leafs”

  1. Great photos!

    I’m in the Greater Toronto Area, so this game will be intense. But like, I’d love to see the Habs kick butt. A repeat of October 11, 2008 is what we need.

    Go Habs go!

  2. Kicking butt is what it’s all about. And any Habs fan in the Toronto area is a friend of mine.

  3. The only good Leaf is a fallen Leaf but, then, fallen Leafs are good for many things: kids can collect them, wax them and mount them in the urban detritus section of their nature albums; pictures of them artfully scattered on golf courses and dump sites can be sold to naive tourists; they can be turned into bonfires around which people can gather in good cheer and roast marshmallows and wiennies; they can be woven into loincloths for avant-garde fashionistas, and etc etc.

    DK, question? When Lawrence yawns, does his head disappear??

  4. Lawrence, aren’t you supposed to be on one of your long trips to Lund or Pender Harbour where you’re not near a computer?

  5. Yes, it does Jim. When Lawrence yawns, it just becomes a big vacant hole. And if you look up it, you can look right through and see the sky.

  6. Well DK…those leafs are certainly shiny…..an excellent wax job! I believe your new boxers have been a lucky charm………oh, gotta go now–time to turn on my Canuck lights….HNC on the west coast!

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