The Leafs, in their continuing effort to buy Pintos when they can afford Cadillacs, signed Bryan Marchment to "shore up" their defense. Never mind the fact that Marchment is one of the biggest no-talent goons in the NHL.
I'm seriously wishing I had become a Detroit fan years ago.
Over 1700 posts and still never a Wiener of the Day! But I'm not bitter!
Q: If you could have one superpower -- the strength of 100 men, invisibility, or the ability to fly -- which would you choose and why?
Michael Vick: Oh man, invisibility. If I was in a bad situation or something or I said something or you know, caught with two girls I could just disappear. I could be gone just like that -- no trouble.
"I don't understand the creative process. Actually, I make a concerted effort not to understand it. I don't know what it is or how it works but I am terrified that one green morning it will decide not to work anymore, so I have always given it as wide a bypass as possible."-- William Goldman
Is Marchment, at 34 years old, part of the "youth movement" that Leafs' management has been talking about lately?
I just can't figure out what's going on in the Buds' front office. Last year they're desperate to sign free agents. This year they say they won't sign free agents because they don't want to give out long term contracts because of the likelihood of a lockout in 2004. Then they say they'll build through the trade route, then they say they're embarking on a youth movement. Then they sign an aged free agent like Marchment after letting the far more talented Glen Wesley go. And all the while GM Pat Quinn is in vancouver, not Toronto where he should be.
That makes less sense than a Brian Burke press conference.
"It takes a whole lotta whiskey to make these nightmares go away" -- Tom Waits, Blue Valentine
What a joke...that whole organization is a damn joke!
Bryan Marchment? What as a 6th defenseman?? hahaha!
"You know the world is going crazy when the best rapper is a white guy, the best golfer is a black guy, the tallest guy in the NBA is Chinese, the Swiss hold the America's Cup, France is accusing the U.S. of arrogance, Germany doesn't want to go to war, and the three most powerful men in America are named 'Bush', 'Dick', and 'Colon. Need I say more?"
I think from the way Leaf management has been talking over the past year, they are committed to just stay the course until the CBA in 2004, and then plot again once that's over and done with. The ML organization is extremely bureaucratic and decisions are made with the interest of an investment, not as a sports team. I think 3 of the 9 seats on the board go to a teachers' union in Ontario.
I think it's fairly obvious that they don't care about 2003-4...if they make the playoffs they'll be happy enough. Sad, really.
I'm pretty sure this is a new record, but TSN is reporting that Neil Smith is out as Isles GM after about a month on the job: http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=171632&hubname= No reason given yet, this news just broke in the last 45 minutes or so.