So it’s day eight of “Reinforcements Watch 2008” and still, no one is here yet. I am getting perilously close to panic time, what with Chicago getting better and the New England semifinal approaching on the 12th.
But hey, I am sure our management knows precisely what its doing. In fact, I was able to get my hands on a recorded phone conversation between Dave Kasper and Mo Johnston this week.
Phone rings in Toronto…
Dave: Hey, Mo. We’re in a bit of trouble down here and we thing that you in Toronto have the answer for us.
Mo: Oh yeah, what’s the deal?
Dave: How about we give you our 2009 1st Round pick for Rod Dyachenko?
Mo: Umm, you already have Rod Dyachenko. And you already made that exact trade last season.
Dave: Oh. Really? I could’ve swore I hadn’t seen him this season. Umm, well then thanks, Mo. I am out of ideas then…
Mo: Wait, wait. Do you want Jeff Cunningham?
Dave: Hmm, that sounds a like a good idea, I think Quaranta and a first round pic….. ach, ouch. Kevin.. Don’t hang that phone up.
Kevin Payne: Hang that goddamned phone up right now!…. dialtone
… and scene.
It can’t be that much less plausible that Tommy going in front of the press promising reinforcements and none arriving can it?