Vesa Toskala, still waiting for his work visa to come through so he can play for the Anaheim Ducks, decided to have a little rant the other day. From the Toronto Star:
Asked when [his mask] will get a new green-and-gold paint job, Toskala said, “Hopefully soon ... So I can wash that blue and white out of my gear.”
He then went on to say this, despite the fact that current Anaheim #1 Jonas Hiller just signed a big contract extension:
I don’t think I’m a back-up. I’m not going to complain or anything. If it’s my call, I would play every game because I love to play. When I play a lot, I play my best.
Except, of course, for his three seasons with the Leafs, where he has played 65% of their games, and has a 3.08 GAA, and an .894 save percentage, and was 62-54-20.1
Classy, dude. Have fun this off-season when you're a free agent.
1 - Hiller, for the record, has played just under 50% of Anaheim's games in the last three seasons, and has a 2.45 GAA and .920 save percentage, to go with a 56-38-4 record