You know you are in a bad spot as a hockey club when Andrew Raycroft (a goalie who was jeered and bought out of his contract by the Toronto Maple Leafs) openly mocks those in attendance at the ACC last night. Raycroft was in a jubliant mood due to the fact that his relief effort of Roberto Luongo netted the Canucks a come from behind victory over the falling Leafs.
For those of you that wondered out loud if this season could get any worse……..I think you now have your answer.
Little wonder that a gleeful Raycroft took a mini-lap of the ice at the final buzzer, pumping his fist, or perhaps waving at the crowd – the same folks who jeered him so lustily in blue-and-white. He did the same when he replaced Luongo to start the second.
“I heard way more boos than that when I was here,” he deadpanned afterward in the triumphant dressing room. “That was nothing.”
As reporters crowded around his locker, a teammate told Raycroft: “Shove it up their ass, Razor.”
Figuratively, he’d done that already.
“I would have went all the way around if I could,” Raycroft said of his little victory jaunt. “I was excited. I didn’t really think about what I was doing. I couldn’t keep still.” Toronto Star