My parents flew in from Toronto last night. I am tired from rushing home, walking the dog, picking them up, re-cleaning the house after they tracked in a ton of pine needles, making them dinner, setting up their bed, explaining to them how to operate the TV, where the grocery store is, what to do with the dog... etc. etc. Forgive me if today's FTB is brief. My parents make me grumpy. Does anyone else remember Ren & Stimpy, though?
On to the links.
Kessel will have to reach a new level
maple stir-up thinks Phil Kessel has more to give.
Revisiting the Kaberle Situation
Somehow, Maple Leafs Hot Stove actually found more to write about Kaberle.
The man they called "Snowshoes": remembering Allan Stanley and his standout Maple Leaf career
Vintage Leaf Memories talks about Allan Stanley - a large, slow defenseman who somehow still got the job done and ended up in the Hall of Fame.
You'll probably want to avoid the comments here, but Kukla's has a link to the NHL's video about the Leafs' last cup win.
Changes Coming At The Fan 590?
TSM found a survey about the Fan 590 and he's wondering what impact the answers could have. Can I fill out the survey too? (The answer is yes.)
Bruins lose two players to injury but still win game
Yes, the Bruins are now up 3-0 over Philly. Ugh.
Byfuglien turns into big headache for Canucks by with hat trick in Hawks' win
That's a weird headline, but whatever, Byfuglien was important in the Hawks' win last night, just like everyone expected before the series started. BTW, the 5th Chicago goal should not have counted since, the last time I checked, you can't score by pushing the goalie with the puck underneath him into the net. But Whatever.
Early Conn Smythe Trophy Favourites
suite 101 takes a look at who could be in the running for the Conn Smythe so far these playoffs.
Jack Johnson named captain of Team USA
I thought he was an interesting choice.