TORONTO - They were wearing blue and, most likely, seeing red.
How humbling must it have been for the Maple Leafs so-called first line of Kris Versteeg, Tyler Bozak and Phil Kessel to arrive for practice at the MasterCard Sunday and see blue jerseys hanging in their respective jerseys?
Keep in mind that blue jerseys are usually reserved for the second line at Leaf workouts, not the first.
Was coach Ron Wilson sending a message to Kessel and his slumping trio?
“No no,” Wilson claimed. “There is no symbolism. Sometimes the trainers just put the jerseys out there.
If you say so coach. But somehow, we still suspect that the trainers didn’t just do it on their own.
No, logic suggests that Wilson was sending his top trio a message.
Now lets see if it works.