I had a hell of a day Wednesday so forgive me for the half-hearted effort here today. Besides, all the interesting stuff in the NHL happens on the nights that Skinnyfish does the FTB, which just isn't fair. All I end up with is more stupid comments on twitter from Damien Cox. I wish the dude who's gonna sue Rypien was on twitter so I could forward him Cox's stuff and his lawyer could add another name to the lawsuit. BUT WAIT! Tyler Bozak informed us of something very important on twitter last night: both Luca Caputi and Christian Hanson have joined twitter. I have a feeling that Bozak set up Hanson's account for him, given his first tweet. Hopefully he'll do the same for Phil Kessel.
At least there's a Leafs game tonight. Two days in a row without the Leafs this early in the season is just cruel. After a long, painful summer, withholding this great new team from us... I don't even know what to do. At least right now I'm experiencing a short period of begrudging respect from the Canucks fans that surround me. Keep it up, boys! Links after the jump.
Leafs flourish (temporarily?) while others struggle early; it still counts
Vintage Leaf Memories is surprised at how well the Leafs stack up against their Eastern Conference competition.
The painful truth about the NHL and its pensions
Allan Maki has a great article about what life is like for NHLers once their hockey careers are over.
Colby the figure skater
I'm putting up this article from Shoalts just to see what mf37 has to say.
Turk Broda Welcomes Friend To His Crease
This picture at Toronto Maple Leaf Legends will pull your heartstrings.
Leaf of the Week: 10/20/10 - Phil Kessel
just your usual general borschevsky brings us a new feature - the Leaf of the Week.
Game Day Thread: Round Two, Rangers at Leafs
MLHS's preview of tonight's game.
The worst player on the ice
Norman James Sports is hoping Avery gets a whooping on the way to a Leafs win tonight.
Drinking the Kul-Aid
Blue Chip Prospects writes about their crush on Kulemin.
So far, Maple Leafs' defence has been brilliant
The Hockey Writers points to the defense for the Leafs great start.
The Internet Sports Show Episode 8
A special Wednesday version features hockey.