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Links after a sad day

Pre-game ceremony for last night's PIT-PHI game featured an ode to Canada.
Pre-game ceremony for last night's PIT-PHI game featured an ode to Canada.
/u/MrWizard87 via /r/hockey

Last night's Leafs-Senators game was postponed on account of tragedy (I haven't seen any word about when the game will be made up). A couple links to talk about that, and a couple to talk about hockey. Please remember: There are no rules or limits as to how you may feel affected by a tragedy. If you or someone you know continues to feel gravely affected by yesterday's events in any way, please don't hesitate to reach out to a mental health professional.

True North Strong and Free
Arctic Ice Hockey with a nice piece on how Canada will move on after terror attacks, and how sports will help.

Maple Leafs and Senators react to shootings in Ottawa
Team statements and tweets from Lupul and Karlsson.

Chronicle Herald Editorial Cartoon
Warning: Feelings.

Hockey talk:

Eye on the Future: Dominic Toninato, Minnesota Duluth
A closer look at the hot start of Toronto Maple Leafs prospect Dominic Toninato

Tom Gilbert isn't overly physical, and it doesn't matter
We need to let go of the notion that thundering hits necessarily make a defenseman effective.

Coyle signs extension in Minnesota
5 year, 16M for a 3.2 AAV.

Ledecky, Malkin talk up fans, fancy stats, fifth rings and more at introductory press conference - Lighthouse Hockey
Isles new ownership was introduced yesterday.

Ducks Gameday: Watch Connor McDavid's Twitter Feed Blowup in Real Time!
A Twitter experiment featuring top NHL prospect Connor McDavid, the Next Great One. Sabres @ Ducks.

Eakins Talks About Yakupov's Ice Time. Sort Of.
Dallas, why doesn't Yakupov play more?

Capitals vs. Oilers Recap: Caps Slip Up Against Oilers in 3-2 Loss
Despite some strong play, the Capitals lost in regulation for the first time this season.

Early Returns: Taking Stock of the Capitals First Five Games
The beginning of the Barry Trotz Era has given the Caps a handful of points and something even more important: hope

The Great Data Debate of Oct 22
Interesting look at how WAR On Ice deals with discrepancies