Ponikarovsky turns Canuck
There is also a new Canadian on the Leafs. Forward Alexei Ponikarovsky, a native of Kiev, Ukraine, recently was awarded Canadian citizenship.
"It was 20 questions. They were easy," Ponikarovsky said of the test all prospective citizens have to pass. His friend and linemate, Nik Antropov, who hails from Kazakhstan, quickly cautioned Ponikarovsky. "Don't tell the media it was easy, they'll get it changed," said Antropov, who may have his eye on passing the same test.