Desert Dog Days

Unlike last season, the Phoenix Coyotes aren’t such hot you-know-what in 2010-11 thus far. But that’s better than the Toronto Maple Leafs, who haven’t been relevant for a decade-ish.

Last time the Maple Leafs qualified for the National Hockey League playoffs was 2003-2004. (Sound familiar, Coyotes’ fans?) If the postseason started today, they would be locked out once again. Which means that this is a squad the ‘yotes should own, even though they’re struggling. But what if they don’t and screw the pooch to the tune of another disappointing loss?

Thu., Jan. 13, 7 p.m., 2011
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