Last night was so busy that it's 3:20 AM and I'm finally finishing up these links. I went from taking a friend to dinner for her birthday to attending the Solar Bears game to a Halloween party, but I vowed that I wouldn't forget my PPP children tonight. Speaking of being a mom, I slipped and used mom voice during my game tweets.
Kicking the goalie's water bottle across the ice can't be hygienic, @OrlandoHockey ! Have you seen what those guys spit onto the ice?!— Achariya Tanya (@tanyarezak) October 25, 2015
Yeah, I mean, it was Ryan Massa's first ever professional start (and win) and they kicked his water bottle through OTHER PEOPLE'S SPIT.
Aside from that moment of sheer WTF-ery, the game was great. You can read the recap from my friend Don Money over here, I'll have interviews with Rodewald and Massa up later.
Recap: Puke City 5, Toronto 3 | PPP
The Leafs deserved better than they got in this one.
Toronto Maple Leafs Should Not Rush to Acquire Steve Stamkos | Rant Sports
"It is pretty obvious that if Yzerman does indeed trade Stamkos, he will want lots of prospects and youth. The Maple Leafs are in a state of rebuilding and want to do so properly via the draft and acquiring other teams’ young talent."
The NHL’s Latest Injuries Could Be Dynamite for Toronto Maple Leafs | Rant Sports
"This is a golden time for Toronto Maple Leafs General Manager Lou Lamoriello to be proactive and entice these teams to work out a trade."
Special moment from Puck Daddy: "Did You Know? The Blackhawks are the third team in NHL history to win the Stanley Cup with a shutout and then post a shutout against the same team in their first meeting the following season."
OH YEAH? DID YOU KNOW YOUR MAMA POSTS A SHUTOUT WHEN SHE GOALTENDS? HUH DIDJA?