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01-16-2004, 06:37 AM
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Did you guys catch Damien Cox column today..

Prime time to jump all over pathetic Flyers
Respect comes from laying licking on traditional rival


DAMIEN COX
HOCKEY COLUMNIST

For the second consecutive game, the Maple Leafs will tonight confront a team courting the sympathy vote just as hard as they are.

On Tuesday, you might recall, the Calgary Flames arrived in town with a list of injuries about as serious as that of the Leafs.

Quite properly, the Leafs made sad eyes for the benefit of their visitors, then went out and pounded out a hard 4-1 triumph.

Now comes the Philadelphia Flyers for a back-to-back sequence, tonight in Pennsylvania and tomorrow at the Air Canada Centre, and aren't the Philly boys a pathetic-looking lot these days?

Read on ....

http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/Con...=1044442957278

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great, thanks Damien.

Both you and Simmons are writing a few things a little more positive about the Leafs...I guess you realized that you can't talk trash about a team 3 days a week when they are parked atop the NHL.

So, both are being a little more appreciative.

Now Damien writes an article that I am sure will get posted inside the Philadelphia dressing room for motivation.

Damien, you suck.

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Seeing that Cox is a Bruins fan, I wouldn't be surprised if that was his motivation all along.

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Seeing that Cox is a Bruins fan, I wouldn't be surprised if that was his motivation all along.
That is exactly what I was thinking when I read the article a local Toronto reporter is getting the opposition all worked up before a big game...

but it is written so as to not show his prejidice against the Leafs and KEEP his job...

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Who cares what Cox says. If the leafs don't sweep convincingly this column has setup two weeks of anti -leafs fodder. No self respecting leaf fan should ever give any weight to what Cox writes. If Leafs split with their banged up team that is a good result.

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Who cares what Cox says. If the leafs don't sweep convincingly this column has setup two weeks of anti -leafs fodder. No self respecting leaf fan should ever give any weight to what Cox writes. If Leafs split with their banged up team that is a good result.
but this banged up team may lose both games and then what????

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but this banged up team may lose both games and then what????
Then it is a bad result, which will reinforce the notion that this leaf team needs all hands on deck to beat the best. The question then becomes whether we will be healthy and that won't be answered until April.

But the good news is the schedule compared to the rest of the league is the best. They play only Col Chi & Columbus in the West all at home. Ottawa has to go west on the road. We've played NJ Phil 3 times and finished with NYR. Lots of games left with the patsies in the South. Home 23 games away 15 Ottawa is opposite.
Obviously we have to beat those teams with a banged up lineup and the leafs have shown, against Calgary, that they will.

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great, thanks Damien.

Both you and Simmons are writing a few things a little more positive about the Leafs...I guess you realized that you can't talk trash about a team 3 days a week when they are parked atop the NHL.

So, both are being a little more appreciative.

Now Damien writes an article that I am sure will get posted inside the Philadelphia dressing room for motivation.

Damien, you suck.

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Cox is really transparent here.

He is:

1. Providing incentive to the Flyers.
2. Setting up his next tirade.

The way he has written makes it a no win situation for the Leafs. He is more or less saying they have to win these games, and if they do he'll say it was expected, if they don't he can now go back on the offensive because by Monday the Leafs could be out of first place.

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