So yesterday was a bit of a significant day for us here at Pension Plan Puppets dot com, as it saw Elliotte Friedman responding to Chemmy's post about his proposed trade that would see Tim Thomas don the blue and white. As PPP said on twitter, "We're legitimate." Don't worry though, we won't get all high and mighty around here just because we've been officially recognized by one MSM member (who doesn't suck). I'm here to balance it all out. Greg Brady of AM640 has decided I'm stupid, and used my absence from the country this weekend to get in a jab at me. I'd link his comment on twitter except I'd rather we all just ignore his existence so maybe he'd go away. So just as one MSM member gives us credit by showing up and commenting, another claims I'm stupid. What does that mean, though, when an MSM media member makes a low-brow sarcastic comment about your intelligence? Well, I decided that it means that I have legitimacy as well. I mean, who'd bother insulting some random person on the internet a month after you had a spat? Indeed, this has been a momentous few days for us here at PPP. Welcome to the new era.
Links after the jump
Defenceman Mike Komisarek may return Saturday
The Hockey News thinks that, aside from Komi's return, we don't have much to hope about.
Brian Burke and NTCs: Pick a lane
Down Goes Brown thinks that Burke's position on NTCs is confusing and would like him to pick a logical stance.
Original Six Re-branding Competition - Maple Leafs
Puck Drawn has his rules up for the re-branding of the Maple Leafs. Read them and submit your ideas.
Where The Leafs Stand
Steve takes a look at what the Leafs have vs. what they need going forward.
Toronto's Lost Decade
Eyebeleaf looks back at the decade of sporting failure we went through in Toronto - Leafs, Jays and Raptors fans alike.
I'd Like to Enjoy Watching the Leafs again
Far Away Leaf wishes the Leafs would repay him for his loyalty.
Wilson messed with the Kings' practice yesterday. If only he could mess with their ability to win games against us, too.
Has Antropov been the best Thrashers forward?
Bird Watchers Anonymous takes a look at Antro's stats, and makes PPP wish we had kept him.
Survey reveals 2 in 3 believe violent hits to the head are premeditated
Most Canadians think that these brutal head shots are premeditated - do you?
Pass or Fail: Coaches' replay challenges in NHL for divisive calls
Puck Daddy wants to know how you'd feel about coaches getting replay challenges in the NHL. Go on over and let him know what you think.
The Playoff push: 90+ points or bust
James Mirtle runs down the record each team needs to make the playoffs. Stick in a knife in the Leafs, they're done.