here in Toronto it’s become a bit of a tradition for businesses to focus on our city’s biggest sports team, the Toronto Maple Leafs.
I’ve grown up playing hockey since the age of three and can relate to fellow Torontonians who, no matter what happens with this team, never abandon it.
Luckily Toronto has something to celebrate right now because we’re on a bit of a win streak (2 games, but let’s be real, we’ve got to celebrate our small victories here!)
When things are hot, they’re hot!
If you haven’t been following the controversy between Randy Carlyle and Jake Gardener, let me bring you up to speed.
First off, it’s no secret that these two do not really see eye to eye. What’s worse, at least for Gardener, is that Stuart Percy is playing his heart out right now and impressing just about everyone.
Being a lower salary and appearing to be more responsible in the role, is it possible that Toronto will be looking to offload their newly signed defensemen?
Crazier things have happened. At the end of the day, someone will have to find a way to make this work on the Toronto bench. Right now Carlyle isn’t specifically looking to get rid of Gardiner, but he also doesn’t really seem to know how to fit him in. The team is doing well at the moment, why shake things up?
Let’s just agree on this:
I’ve been wanting to see the leafs win a cup since I was a young kid… needless to say, I welcome anything that could make that a possibility! This city has so many impressive attributes but we’ve been lacking in one major area. And that’s winning teams.
If a shift to another team for Gardiner brings some highly offensive players back to Toronto in exchange, I’d like to see it! and I think a lot of you might be with me on that one? Am I right?
A bit more about Percy
This appears to be a guy to watch. With among the highest on ice times for his entire team he seems to be willing to put in the effort. On top of this, assistant coach Peter Horachek said that “he’s making really good decisions. He’s showing really good hockey sense and poise with the puck.”
My thoughts are this: We can never really tell who will be a winner. We can only make our moves and hope for a bit of luck. Let’s just hope this is our year in Toronto!
For all you leafs fans! Go Leaf Go!