Have you ever heard of Joffrey Lupul? Probably not.
Yes, he’s a professional hockey player but he plays for the Toronto Maple Leafs so he is, like his team, largely irrelevant. His career highlights include playing on the WHL East All-Star team in 2001-02. Yes, the WHL. Since then, he’s enjoyed what could generously be called an ‘almost average’ career though he’s peaking now as he was just named – get this - the NHL’s 3rd Star of the Month for November 2011. Impressive, huh?
Anyway, Lupul is in Buffalo today as the Leafs are here to play the Sabres tomorrow night. Mr. Lupul has a Twitter account and sent out the following tweet earlier today:
Interestingly, Lupul is Canadian. In Canada, they speak English (for the most part). Presumably, he went to school. Despite this, Lupul clearly struggles with the English language. Indeed, watching Lupul try to string together a sentence is like watching the Maple Leafs try to make the playoffs – it starts out hopeful but ends in tragedy.
This is the kind of stuff that adds to rivalries. Buffalo fans already hate the Leafs and Leaf fans already hate Buffalo. This adds to the animosity and will make tomorrow’s game all the more intense. For that, we can has thanks for Lupul.