Saturday, September 29, 2007

NHL's New Gargoyle

For all of you who want to vote for the NHL's new gargoyle, the Ricci Award, here are a list of the candidates,

  • Rod Brind'amour (wayne)
  • Tomas Kaberle (brian)
  • Michael Handzus (dave)
  • Georges Laraque (jamie)
  • Ryan Miller (chris)
  • Pascal Leclaire
  • Eric Belanger
  • Marc-Antoine Pouliot
  • Evgeni Malkin
  • Phill Kessel
  • Alexander Radulov
  • Colby Armstrong

So please send in your votes to or if you think of someone that is not on our list, let us know and we will check it out. If it's worthy we will add it to our lists of mutants to vote for. Hopefully by the end of the year we will have crowned a new mutant gargoyle and the official Mike Ricci Award will be handed out,

"Isn't he hideous, isn't he a gargoyle

His face looks like a babies diaper soiled

Just when he thought things were peachy

He unanimously won the Mike Ricci!"

From the boys at Leafs lunch

Sporting News Fantasy Hockey Pool

For everyone that wants to join our pool here is the info you need. The site is and before you can get a team in our league you have to register an account. This is FREE so you just need a login name and a password, so you will need to have an email address as well. After this setup step go to the NHL Fantasy section. There you will have a choice of 2 different fantasy games. Choose the one that is free, NOT the Ultimate one, that cost money and we are not on that one. They will ask you then to make a name for your team, choose a name that is not taken. Click the get your free team button and then they will ask if you want to create a league, join an existing league or join a random league. Choose the Join An Existing League button. There you will search for our podcast league called Leafs Central (obviously under `L`). It is a basic pool and is open to join, no password needed. You will find our individual teams plus a group team for the guys at Leafs lunch. We are going to be alternating who controls the team week by week. Brian is first up and then each week one of us will be getting to use the 2 trades as our own to make crucial get it.

Thanks for joining and I hope you like the pool!
May the smartest G.M win! Hopefully not Wayner, but crazier things have happened.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Attention Ladies and Dudes!!

Apparently, my webmastery is hardly mastery at all.
It seems I goofed in the original RSS feed set up, so I had to do it all over again. So unfortunately those of you who have subscribed may have to resubscribe.

Sorry for the inconvenience, but I promise no more goof ups! Episodes 1 and 2 should be up and available for download. Check back soon for our special Leafs Preview episode, sometime before the regular season begins on Wednesday.


Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Eastern Conference Preview- Season 1, Episode 002

Welcome to our first ever episode! Well, technically it is our 2nd episode, but its our first one available. We screwed up recording the first one already, so we have this up here as a test. So have a listen, but please be patient as we're still experimenting with this whole thing.

Thanks for listening, and come back often. Soon this blog will soon actually be worth visiting, as soon as we get it all up and running sexy-like.

The Leafs Central... at Lunch! team.

Monday, September 24, 2007

Wayner's Western and Eastern Conference Picks

Hey sweethearts, here's my picks for the West, baby

  1. Detroit
  2. Anaheim
  3. Vancouver
  4. Dallas
  5. Colorado
  6. San Jose
  7. Edmonton
  8. Calgary
  9. Colombus
  10. Phoenix
  11. St. Louis
  12. Minnesota
  13. Los Angeles
  14. Nashville
  15. Chicago


Now for the East, Oh yeah!

  1. Caroliina
  2. Pittsburgh
  3. Buffalo
  4. Toronto
  5. Rangers
  6. Ottawa
  7. Boston
  8. Montreal
  9. Philidelphia
  10. Atlanta
  11. Washington
  12. New Jersey
  13. Florida
  14. Tampa Bay
  15. Islanders

You heard it here first,

Super Wayner out!

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Episode 1 word arguement

For all of you who don't know, there was an expression I (chris) used in Episode 1 that no one else had ever heard of and didn't think was a real word. The word expression used was in connection with Chris Chelios' amazing ability to continue playing hockey at such an old age. The expression was "juju" and here is an excerpt from wikipedia proving that I did indeed know what I was talking about and it is a real expression.
  • Juju Magic
    Juju is an aura or other magical property, usually having to do with spirits or luck, which is bound to a specific object; it is also a term for the object. Juju also refers to the spirits and ghosts in African lore as a general name. The object that contains the juju, or fetish, can be anything from an elephant’s head to an extinguisher. One of the most popular juju objects in West Africa, for example, is a monkeys hand. In general, juju can only be created by a witch doctor; few exceptions exist. Juju can be summoned by a witchdoctor for several purposes. Good juju can cure ailments of mind and body; anything from fractured limbs to a headache can be corrected. Bad juju is used to exact revenge, soothe jealousy, and cause misfortune. Contrary to common belief, voodoo is not related to juju, despite the linguistic and spiritual similarities. Juju has acquired some karmic attributes in more recent times. Good juju can stem from almost any good deed: saving a kitten, or returning a lost book. Bad juju can be spread just as easily; cheating on a test or any other disreputable act will evoke it. These ideas revolve around the luck and fortune portions of juju. The use of juju to describe an object usually involves small items worn or carried; these generally contain medicines produced by witchdoctors.

Well, I was close to right in my use of the expression but it is indeed an expression. Who knew? (other than me)

Pbbbbbbtttttt! Jog On!

Chris` Western and Eastern Conference Picks

Well, here are the Western and Eastern conference picks from Chris at Leafs lunch.

  1. Detroit
  2. San Jose
  3. Calgary
  4. Anaheim
  5. Vancouver
  6. Colorado
  7. Minnesota
  8. St. Louis
  9. Dallas
  10. Nashville
  11. Chicago
  12. Los Angeles
  13. Edmonton
  14. Colombus
  15. Phoenix

I picked Detroit to win their division for the seventh year in a row. Calgary may not be able to pull off the win of their division but I have hope that Keenan will be able to fix their home and away win descrepency. Anaheim's drop in points and the lose in division is because I don't believe they will be able to dominate without Scott or Teemu, not to mention fatigue from playing so late into summer and starting so early. However they still win home ice advantage. I feel strongly that St. Louis will make a return to the playoffs due mainly to their strong late season finish and that is all because of new coach Andy Murray. I also think that Colorado will return and only barely missed last year. Smyth will be a great contributer and Stastny will reach the 100 point plateau if not this year then very soon in his future. L.A and Chicago are on the way up and may place much higher than I predict, however I think that they will both be playoff bound and serious contenders within the next few years.

  1. Pittsburgh
  2. Ottawa
  3. Carolina
  4. Rangers
  5. Buffalo
  6. Toronto
  7. New Jersey
  8. Philidelphia
  9. Atlanta
  10. Tampa Bay
  11. Washington
  12. Florida
  13. Montreal
  14. Islanders
  15. Boston

Pittsburgh is ready to make that step to an elite team who contends for Presidents Trophies. Sydor is the solid D help they have needed with playoff experience to boot. Roberts getting a full season with the team will definitely help with even more secondary scoring and grit. Carolina was a fluke miss last year and will return to form this year. I expect to see Ward pick up his game and improve to show himself a true number one goalie. Buffalo`s slip is inevitable with their losses this summer. Rangers will lose the division title to Pittsburgh but it will be very close, perhaps within a point or two. Toronto has never missed more than 2 seasons in a row so will return to the playoffs and with a healthy point jump from last year. Philly will make a near record point jump and may even finish higher in the standings. I only picked NJ because of new coach Sutter and outstanding hall of famer Brodeur. If they don`t make it look for Atlanta, Tampa or maybe even Washington to take the last one or two spots.