Toronto Maple Leafs
Being that we have Brian Burke in our presence every day, we hold the Maple Leafs in a special place in our hearts. They're like the Cher in our lives, the dumb blondes who are just so darn sweet that we can't hate them.
The ever-talkative Dion Phaneuf was named captain and we think it was a wise choice.
The Leafs have young forwards, Nazem "Oh, you want him? Can't have him" Kadri, a pretty decent defense and spiffy new uniforms that will be the talk of the NHL.
Then Mr. Burke acquired Kris Versteeg and Bill Sweatt from Chicago for three players who were marginally important.
But he wasn't done.
Mr. Burke broke every Penguins Colby Armstrong fan by signing him to a deal that pulled him out of Hotlanta.
It was almost as good as Rick Dudley getting all those former Hawks players for bupkiss. Almost.
Don't be surprised when we become closet-Leafs fans.
And it's only because of Brian Burke's hair and Luke Schenn's lips.
General Manager - Brian "the man" Burke
Coach - Ron Wilson
Team Captain - Dion Phaneuf, we were going to say him as a joke then we realized that he really was the captain :o
Player(s) everyone should love - Kris 'Verbeauty' Versteeg, like duh
Player we don’t love - Phil Kessel because he's streaky
Who they got - Colby Armstrong, Kris Versteeg, Jerry D'Amigo, Mike Zigomanis, Joey Crabb, Danny Richmond, Brett Lebda, Mike Brown, Marcel Mueller
(Leafs' fans do have a pretty good sense of humor)
Who they lost - Mike Van Ryn (injury), Viktor Stalberg, Phillippe Paradis, Rickard Wallin, Wayne Primeau, Garnet Exelby, Jamie Lundmark
Located at - Air Canada Centre
Hotness level (on a scale of 1 to 10) - 5
We were scared because of all the backlash lately over the hotness level but we stuck with our guns and gave the Leafs a 5. Why? Because Luke Schenn, Mike Komisarek (who might play this season), Kris Versteeg, Nazem Kadri and Carl Gunnarsson. That's why.