Mr. Leino, I have one question for you:
Are you ready to rock?
Your Buffalo Sabres are in Toronto tonight, preparing to do battle with one of your biggest rivals. You guys come into the game having won three out of our last four games. Your team won Monday night’s game in the most lucky, bizarre way possible: the infamous butt goal that Coyotes goaltender Mike Smith is probably seeing in his nightmares still. The hockey gods are finally starting to smile on the Sabres a little bit.
Now is the time for YOU to finally put all of your chips on the table and go all in. If you don’t go out there tonight, play aggressive, and look for your shot, you are turning your back on what could be your best chance this season to find the back of the net. When Lady Luck smiles on you, you’d be a fool to resist her charms.
Besides – what better time to finally notch something besides an assist tonight? The Maple Leafs are stumbling, They are just 3-5-2 in their last ten games, and have been outscored by 7 goals so far on the season. They have dropped to fifth in the Atlantic Division and are currently seventh in the Eastern Conference, only 3 points ahead of a Philadelphia Flyers team that started out the season, uh, terrible. Wouldn’t you just love to send the Sea of Blue home tonight angry as hell, knowing that their team is in danger of falling out of the playoffs hunt?
So I’ll ask you again, Mr Leino – think about it long and hard: Are you ready to rock?
Go get ‘em!