A little Bioawesomephy on a new Maple Leaf who isn't getting alot or any attention in Leafland.
Drafted (first) in 2002 37th overall by the Anaheim (Mighty) Ducks Tim Brent decided not to sign a contract on the pond because Brian Burke was not yet the GM. Upon rentering the draft in 2004 he was redrafted (it's a word) by the Ducks. This time he slipped to 75th overall because of his unwillingness to sign a contract with anyone other then the man he affectionatly calls "BeeBee."
Tim Brent was such an excellent OHL player with the Toronto St. Michaels Majors that once he left for the Pros the Majors decided they could no longer stand to play on the hallowed ice Brent once skated upon and moved west to the Hershey Centre where no good hockey player has ever called home (Eat it O'suckivan)
He continued to have this effect on teams in the AHL forcing the Cinci Ducks to become the Portland Pirates and eventually being called up to single handidly bring Lord Stanleys Jug to the Mecca of California hockey (eat it Kings).
Brent then went on to teach Sid the Kid how to play hockey it Pitttown and Kane business ethics and responsible drinking in Chikaka before resigning with his idol and mentor Brian Burke in Toronto this summer.
Good luck as a leaf Tim Brent...heck of a career so far.
Liked Brent when he played with the Majors. He hasn't distinguished himself to be anything more than veteran scoring for an AHL team. That's what he'll be and probably put up good numbers. If none of the young players play well enough to deserve injury recall time, maybe he'll get the call this season.
As for the originating post, you've got style. Some serious old school style of old sports' writers and columnists from decades ago for whatever that's worth.