The Flyers-Toronto series' of the early aughts was the most intense thing I'd ever seen. Twas a great rivalry, and I miss it.
Keep the faith, friends.
Thanks. It just shows how bleak things are here. When the Leafs were doing well earlier this season, I was getting ragged on (online and in real) by fans of other teams constantly. Now, there's zero mocking and tons of conciliatory messages. Its so bleak no one wants to even make fun of them.
Gaustad didn't do **** when Lucic ran Miller. Are you talking about Chris Kelly? He is no more than a good 3rd liner.
....as opposed to the garbage third liners we have now? He'd be a fantastic addition. If your standard of a 'tough' player is a guy that is going to fight Milan Lucic, there aren't very many tough players in the league.... and even fewer tough players suited to a role beyond the fourth line.
Gaustad is big, he can score, he's tough (maybe not by your definition, but he will drop the gloves from time to time and can dish out a good hit - see the Liles injury), he's very strong defensively and is one of the better face-off guys in the league. He's everything this team is lacking right now.
It's always darkest before Dawn. Hope the Leafs fix this team in a hurry. You Toronto fans deserve a winner and a team you can be proud of. We all want to see the Flyers. - Leafs rivalry return to its post lockout form.