Gameday Updates: Red Wings at Maple Leafs

Oooohhh, that's a nice bow tie there Phaneuf, did you mother tie it for you? - Abelimages

Can both teams play in their home uniforms every time they play each other? Pretty colors.

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24/7, Original Six, Maple Laffs, Dead Things, 1967, playoff streak, anti-Corsi darlings, Bozak, Clarkson, Samuelsson, Cleary. There, I think I hit on everything I'm contractually obligated to mention, so now we can move on to more relevant things like . . . oh yeah, there's a game tonight!

Red Wings

Red Wings' Updated Projected Lineup:

FORWARDS


Tomas Jurco
Pavel Datsyuk Daniel Alfredsson
Drew Miller
Joakim Andersson Tomas Tatar
Daniel Cleary
Luke Glendening Patrick Eaves
Todd Bertuzzi
Riley Sheahan Jordin Tootoo

DEFENSE

Niklas Kronwall
Jonathan Ericsson
Kyle Quincey
Danny DeKeyser
Brian Lashoff
Brendan Smith

GOALTENDING

Jonas Gustavsson
Petr Mrazek


Injury Updates:

On the "often injured but even though he's healthy now and we have 7 players out with injury he still can't get into the lineup" front:


Maple Leafs

  • Having lost 5 of 6 going into Thursday's game against Phoenix, the Maple Leafs squeaked out two points in a shootout victory off a stellar goaltending performance from James Reimer. Reimer will get his third straight start tonight.


Maple Leafs' Projected Lineup:

FORWARDS


James "haha the Flyers traded me for Luke Schenn" van Riemsdyk
Nazem "Detroit's 43 is so much better than me in looks and hockey ability" Kadri Phil "the face of America" Kessel
Mason "Glad I got out of Vancouver" Raymond
Peter "I play as well as the average hockey player from" Holland Joffrey "Why did my parents name me this" Lupul
David "I started my Leafs career with a Shanaban" Clarkson
Jay "Where's my Selke Trophy!?!?!" McClement Nikolai "I've been in Toronto way too long" Kulemin
Jerry "Why oh why do I hav to lay with these guys" D'Amigo
Trevor "I'm in the NHL?" Smith Troy "I learned how to goon in Anaheim, so I'm a perfect fit for Toronto" Bodie

DEFENSE

Carl "Look at all my double consonants" Gunnarsson
Dion "How do you think I feel"  Phaneuf
Cody "Whoa, the ACC isnt' much louder than the Nashville arena" Franson
Jake "Randy Carlisle puts me in a position to succeed" Gardiner
Morgan "I have a really bright future in Toronto" Rielly
Mark "Haha the Leafs think I can play against good teams" Fraser

GOALTENDING

James "I don't mind seeing 35 shots a night"  Reimer
Jonathan "Sure wish I were still a King right now" Bernier

Just remember guys, no matter how rough Wings fans have it right now, it could always be worse:

[Editor Note: This post was mostly completed before it's original author was sacked. The post you just read was completed by another author. Should you have any issues with this, please speak up now so we know who to sack next. Thank you.]

Let's Go GriffWings!!!

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