No trade-backs for Leafs and some jock scrubbing

GARY LOEWEN, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 8:38 AM ET

Just wondering: Do you think the Boston Bruins would take back Phil Kessel for those two first-round draft picks plus the second rounder?

Keep hockey clean

Apparently, some people donít like the stench of sweat-soaked hockey equipment.

Iíve always found it a good way to repel the opponent.

However, a couple of clean-living guys in Delta, B.C., have developed a laundry soap ó Hockey Sudz ó for hockey gear that wonít damage your equipment.

Now, you, too, can wash your pads and pants and probably even your jock in the comfort of your own laundry room.

Bingo, you're a Lady Byng candidate.

Joe's dog days

Joe Namath's Labrador retriever, Leo, has been declared dangerous by a Palm Beach, Fla., magistrate and won't be allowed at dog parks and beaches.

Indeed, if Leo ó who has bitten three people ó is taken off of Namath's property, he must be on a leash and wearing a muzzle.

If memory serves, that's exactly what Suzy Kolber suggested Namath should be wearing in public.

Fur sure

Female figure skaters are rarely accused of overdressing, but former Olympian Tai Babilonia will skate at Rockefeller Centre today wearing only a thong and a sign over her chest.

"There are many more warm things to wear nowadays than fur," Babilonia says on PETA's website.

Yeah, like sequins.

Cutting costs

While Blue Jays' average ticket price ranks among the bottom third of Major League Baseball teams, fans complain that any savings are cancelled by high food and beverage prices.

Here's a little-known fact: You can bring your own grub (but no alcohol) into the Rogers Centre, as long as it is wrapped, bagged or in a small container.

Now, if we can only figure a way around that parking problem.

Cheap seats

Compared with Ford Field in downtown Detroit, the Pontiac Silverdome is a mere Edsel.

A judge has given the OK for a Toronto company to purchase the Silverdome for a mere $583,000.

Apparently, that's not real silver, either.

gary.loewen@sunmedia.ca


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