Tucker transforms from Sideshow to scoring threat

Updated: December 4, 2006, 6:34 PM ET
By Scott Burnside | ESPN.com

ATLANTA -- We recall the day Darcy Tucker found out they were calling him Sideshow Bob.

It was during the playoffs against New Jersey in the spring of 2000 and a group of reporters caught up with Tucker in the Leafs' hotel. Someone mentioned that a New Jersey writer had come up with a new moniker for the feisty Leafs forward.

Now, when someone tells you that you're being referred to as Sideshow Bob, you can react two ways: you can laugh it off and move on or you can blow a gasket.

Blowing ...

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