So uh, nobody wanted an FTB yesterday, right? Well, fortunately for me, there were very few links to put up anyways had I remembered to do it, so I included anything that I missed in today's FTB. Still, sorry about that, I actually had a fun, relaxing weekend catching up with some friends, and playing with my puppy. Although the puppy had an incident - I was playing fetch with her at the park and practicing her "coming when called" until at one point, as she went running for the ball, she came to a screeching halt and was chewing on something. One of her really large teeth at the back of her mouth had come almost, but not quite, out, and she was trying her best to get it out. It was really gross, this one kept popping in and out and you could actually hear her chewing on it. And there was blood. It took her about a half an hour to work it out, I saw it drop out of her mouth, and then she quickly gobbled it up. Gross.
Links below the jump.
Sun’s Garrioch wins top sports writing honour
Yeah, DGB wrote about this yesterday, but I'm still bewildered.
Jim Pappin: '67 Leaf Cup hero- also remembered for the one that got away
Vintage Leaf Memories gives us a great history lesson on Jim Pappin. He looks tiny.
Should Ron Wilson and Staff be Replaced?
Changing on the Fly asks a question that I'm sure will be discussed many times this summer. But his story wins due to the excellent cartoon included.
The Other Free Agent Market
MLHS takes a look at Restricted Free Agents that the Leafs could be interested in. There's a lot to like on this list, but I doubt there's anyone we can actually get.
Vintage Leafs: Ellis on offense
A couple of days' worth of new photos are up on Vintage Leafs.
Busy Burke Sees Leafs on Upswing
NHL Fanhouse has a ton of information on what Burke thinks of the Leafs now, and what's possible this summer.
Burke and Chiarelli could collaborate again this summer
maple-stir up looks at the possibility of the Bruins trading a Center to Toronto, and where Kaberle could end up if he goes west.
Can Jaroslov Halak be like Felix Potvin in ’93 and ’94?
Well part of Vintage Leafs Memories wonderings about Halak were answered yesterday - Martin stuck with him, and he rewarded the Habs with some stellar play.
Penguins see no reason to panic following defeat
Uhhhhhh I hope Sidney rises to the occasion at the Bell Center this week. I'm already starting to panic a little.
Pavelski scores twice, Thornton gets winner as Sharks beat Red Wings in Game 2
Yes, that's right, Thornton scored the GWG yesterday. Only his second goal in 20 playoff games.
The NHL May Have Trouble Marketing these Playoffs
I'm not sure that the point from suite101.com about having trouble marketing the playoffs stands up when you consider how many large market american teams are still in it, but yeah, I'm not a fan of this year's edition of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.