We'll see if I can keep it going, but I've got to believe the hardest time is when you first start doing something like this. After a while, you get used to it.
- It may be over for the Leafs. Yesterday was the trading deadline and they prudently picked up faceoff specialist Yanic Perreault, but they also were trounced by the Sabres last night in a game that illustrated their main problems: a lack of timely scoring, a tendency to have defensive breakdowns leading to opposition scoring, and just plain not enough talent. Buffalo is severely depleted and their two best players were out of the lineup last night, and they still ran away with the game despite being outplayed for large portions of it. The fans in Toronto were restless, booing beleaguered goalie Andrew Raycroft and high-paid but mistake-prone defensman Bryan McCabe. Barring a sudden turnaround, the Leafs may be out of the playoffs again come April.
- There was a big mail-order steroid ring busted in Florida, which allegedly provided its wares to a number of big-name athletes. There could be a lot of folks embarrassed by this one.