Caputi can sure pasta puck

LANCE HORNBY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:44 AM ET

Ron Wilson joked that his first attempt to cash in on Luca Caputi's popularity with Toronto's huge Italian community didn't go over too well.

"I went to an Italian restaurant (Monday) night and had to pay full fare," the Leafs coach said in a mock complaint at the morning skate. "So (Caputi) will be lucky if he gets on the power play tonight."

Caputi gave up trying to get tickets for everyone in the Maple and Woodbridge areas that wanted to see him debut at the ACC -- and score a goal.

"It's double digits at least," he said Tuesday morning of the demand. Caputi's father manages two hair salons, one at the Eaton Centre and the other at Yonge St. and Highway 401. Luca says his dad is a great stylist, but that he's an infrequent family customer.

"Every time I tell him what I want, he does his own thing and grooms me the way he wants me to look," Luca said with a laugh. "So enough of that. But maybe I'll let him do it again now."


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