Well as I sat down to watch this, the best game yet of the Olympic hockey tournament is on TV - The Czechs versus the Slovaks, starring our very own Tomas Kaberle. And strangely, as I started writing this, with the Czechs on the power play, Kabby just took a heck of a shot. Canada Hockey Place is very alive for this game, it's too bad all of you east coast people are missing it. But hey, at least here in Canada we can watch the whole game on one channel, rather than getting screwed around like the Americans who have to switch channels after one period, and then hope that the channel actually has the game on! Well, I'm still stuck listening to John Garret, so it isn't all sunshine and rainbows.
In other news, Canada's medal count kept rolling yesterday, picking up a silver in women's short track speed skating. I honestly can't remember an Olympics where we consistently had a medal over a consecutive number of days. It's exciting stuff.
Find some exciting stuff for yourself in the links after the jump!
Leafs Rumours, Cody Hodgson, Stephen Weiss in Blue and White?
TML fan fury compiled all the trade rumours involving the Leafs. There's a lot more there than I was aware of.
Troubles Are All The Same
General Borchevsky takes a look at some Leafs in the Olympics, and takes a trip down memory lane.
Tim Brent scores twice to lead Marlies past Moose 4-3 in AHL action
The Marlies are still playing and look at that - Tim Brent with two goals!
Maple Leafs Chat: Meanwhile...
Loser Domi brings us the some info on what Komisarek and Phaneuf are doing during the Olympic break.
Guys on Ice: Kaner Boy is Crossin' Borders!
Loser Domi was busy yesterday as she also managed to get into the USA Olympic Hockey Team official chat room and give us a transcript of some what was going on there.
Oilers' Nikolai Khabibulin Faces DUI, Speeding Charges
In case anyone missed it yesterday, Khabibulin had a bad day.
Late Night PPP Edits
james mirtle: A proposal for Olympic hockey reform
Mirtle is back at Mirtleblog and this time he's angering people that like seeing minnows get whomped on by powerhouses.
james mirtle: A Norwegian perspective on losing to Canada
Now the Norwegians know how the whales feel.
The Blackhawk That Should Have Been, But Wasn’t - Frank ‘Big M’ Mahovlich
Stafford Smythe being such a drunk that he almost sold The Big M for $1M should have clued Conn into the fact that he wasn't fit to be his heir.
Thrashers to Winnipeg rumour wishful thinking
Raise your hand if you’ve heard the one about the Atlanta Thrashers moving to Winnipeg being a “done deal.” Spoiler Alert: It's not.
Tweaks to playoff format add to confusion - Eric Duhatschek
As if the NHL standings were not bad enough...
Down Goes Brown: The Hockeenight podcast: DGB gets Naked
I was busy Monday night so Hockeenight asked DGB to be a late fill-in. Listen as DGB follows up the Montreal screw job with attacks on other Canadian icons like Wayne Gretzky and Steve Nash.
And this last link is about a story I've been really interested in - the reports from the international media that the Vancouver Olympics are the worst ever:
- Bruce Arthur of the National Post has quite the response to this claim.
UK/Canada Spat Uncharacteristically Crude, Penis-Related - Deadspin
Another Canadian journo stands up for our Olympics by pointing out a few reasons why the Brits might be pre-emptively protecting London 2012.