Toe-RANT-Toe-Knee-In: Leafs, Raps, and Blue Jays Too!

TOsports.caCorrespondent IMarch 25, 2009

TORONTO - MARCH 14:  Martin Gerber #29 of the Toronto Maple Leafs drinks from a Gatorade bottle during the game against the Calgary Flames at Air Canada Centre on March 14, 2009 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Dave Sandford/Getty Images)

he hilarity of the Toronto Maple Leafs smok’in the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday night was beyond reproach, I haven’t seen a beating like that since Chris Brown smacked Rihanna!

Can’t help but think Research In Motion big wig Balsillie will be front and centre in any Montreal Canadiens being for sale talk. Balsillie, who was a Canadiens fan as a youngster, has been itching to get his hands on a franchise for quite sometime, why not Les Canadiens?

Dear Tuukka Rask, two words for ya buddy, ANGER MANAGEMENT! What a spectacle!!!

Japan beat the snot out of the U.S. baseball team, question is, does anyone care? Until the U.S. is able to send their “best” I suspect the fans will continue to tune out.

On the positive side, at least we no longer have to listen to the “USA, USA” chants, God I hate that chant...but I loved the silence after the last out...priceless!!! Congrats goes out to Japan for winning the tourney, but really, nobody gives two figs in North America, especially when the US keeps losing.

Happened to come across Toronto Raptors tickets for Friday nights game against the Charlotte Bobcats, the tickets were free and I got ripped off! The only hustle that was going on was management stealing the fans money, the effort was terrible, the energy was non-existent and the players are not communicating.

I left disgusted, the players should be ashamed of themselves...And hey, Shawn Marion, if you don’t like it here leave, you stunk anyways!

Can the Leafs make the playoffs this season? Ok, that might be near impossible, but they certainly have played exceptionally well of late. The question is, is this late season surge a mirage, or is this for real?

Suddenly the likes of Mikhail Grabovski, Nikolai Kulemin and the sometimes hated Jason Blake look like World beaters, think Brian Burke is willing to go to war with this roster next season?

All the debate over Alexander Ovechkin’s celebration after his 50th goal is ridiculous, leave the guy alone, the NHL should be thankful they get any attention in the US, Ovechkin’s celebration was a breath of fresh air and made every highlight package in the US.

And Rick Tocchett preaching good sportsmanship, I “bet” ya he’d have done the same thing if he had scored 50...Shut up Slick Rick!!!

My over/under for Toronto Blue Jay victories sits at 86, which side are you on? I see nothing that makes me a believer in the Jays, they did nothing in the off season, they stunk last year and now we brace for a repeat poor season. In the words of the great Yogi Berra, It’s going to be deja vu all over again.

Buffalo Bills coming to Toronto full-time, shoot me...