Leafs Prospect Kenny Ryan: The Decision that got him to Pro Hockey
Good story from Kyle Cicerella. This guy has been coming up with some good stories, lately.
It's time to admit the Kessel trade is good for the Leafs
You probably saw this story yesterday and thought "Hell has frozen over", but here it is. From Robert MecLeod at the Globe.
Nikolai Kulemin: "I'm not trying to get popular"
The irony of course, is that statements like this make him more popular. Story from Andrey Osadchenko at The Leafs Nation.
Let’s Talk More About The Kessel Trade!
Woooo rehashing! From Jonathan Willis at TLN.
Pension Plan Puppets and other great Leaf sites always worth a read
Really though, it's just PPP. And The Leafs Nation. From Michael Langlois.
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How Does the Top Six Compare?
See where the Leafs fit in. From Scott Reynolds at the Copper & Blue.
Q. & A. With Pat LaFontaine on N.H.L.'s Progress on Head Injuries
A nice interview with Pat LaFontaine by Jeff Z. Klein.
Hockey Night in Canada Ratings Through American Thanksgiving
In case you were wondering what Leafs' viewership is like. From Steve Lepore at Puck the Media.
Water bottle fail: Dustin Brown realizes why he’s always thirsty
Pretty funny. From Wyshynski at PD.
Suspensions: Should there be different standards for different players?
Easy answer: no. From Matt Reitz at View From My Seats.
Wild sign 51-year old goaltender
I love these kinds of stories. From the AP at the Globe.
A new NHL-ready arena in the GTA?
Sports and entertainment venue that would seat 20,000 proposed for construction in Markham, Ont. Story from Robert McLeod at the Globe.
Stars Crown Kings In Overtime 3-2
In case you're interested in what our upcoming opponents have been up to lately. From Art Middleton at Defending Big D.
Systems Analyst: Identifying Your Guy On the Backcheck
This one could have been included in yesterday's FTB, but I think it's worthwhile reading for those of you that have never played the game. From Justin Bourne at Backhand Shelf.
On-Ice Trend: Dudes Can Shoot the Puck These Days
I'll admit that I haven't watched all of these goals, but I know for a fact that the goal by Lupul should have been stopped. It was a great shot - no argument there - but Roloson's positioning is absolutely teeeerrible. Positioning has more to do with this goal than the shot itself. From Justin Bourne at Backhand Shelf.
Coaching Session: Tips For Receiving Passes
More good stuff from Justin Bourne.