Full of sound and fury...
JFJ's recent wheelings and dealings in T.O. must have created a Prozac shortage in the city because, my goodness, the writers on the Leafs beat sure are a snarky bunch. Steve Simmons sees the greener grass in Ottawa and can't resist trash-talking:
"The Sam Pollock theory of trading -- established long before the days of salary caps points the winner of any trade as the team that comes away with the best player.
By that definition, the Ottawa Senators lost out by dealing Marian Hossa to the Atlanta Thrashers for Dany Heatley."
Steve says some people think Heatley is on the decline. Who are these people? Some people believe Elvis Presley is alive and well and living miles below the surface of Venus, but does that entitle them to have their opinion printed in the Sun? Don't answer that.
At least Simmons is just as hard on the home team:
"Mats Sundin had a media availability on Thursday. Had media members responded appropriately, they would have treated Sundin with the same respect he treated them with throughout the lockout. They wouldn't have showed up."
I guess I'd be crabby too if I had to watch Tie Domi 'play' for another two years.