So Jason Blake is a healthy scratch for the Leafs’ game with the Bruins tonight.
In his place: Ryan Hollweg.
Hard to figure what Ron Wilson’s thinking here. He says Blake’s game lately has been flat, and that’s certainly true. But I don’t see how replacing him with Hollweg helps the fact that the Leafs can’t put the puck in the net.
“It’s a challenge for me,” he said. “I had a lot to think about [during the suspension]. I just have to be careful.”
Uh huh. You’ve had a lot of suspsensions to think about this though, so I don’t know that this talk of contrition exactly rings true. The good news is that, unlike the Blues (against whom Hollweg has gotten his last two suspensions), the Bruins have guys like Milan Lucic and Zdeno Chara who’ll actually, y’know, beat the piss out of Hollweg if he so much as looks at a star player the wrong way.
For the record, I have nine minutes of ice time before he really tries to run somebody.