Maple Leafs have nothing planned for Phil Kessel return | Sportsnet
Apparently it's nothing personal -- the new Leafs front office won't be doing any kind of tributes. Still, Phil's presence surely resonates with the fans, so in his honor, here are a few highlights from his Leafs career to start off this Saturday. I ask that you add more in comments to welcome Phil! home.
I want to thank all of the Toronto fans for all the support you have shown me.I will miss you and this city and always consider Toronto home— Phil Kessel (@PKessel81) August 23, 2015
Auston Matthews hurt while playing in Swiss league | NBC
Noooooooooooooooooo Auston, do we need to stick you in Species' basement until the draft?
Stormtrooper tosses helmet onto ice after Rangers hat trick | SBN
This is kind of cute and I still hate the Rangers with a burning passion people usually reserve for the Bruins.
Wild Win in Defenseless Skirmish with the Fluffer Nutters | HW
Hee hee Fluffer Nutters hee hee hee.
Defense Optional: Hawks Lose to the Wild 5-4 | SCH
It's honestly good to see the Blackhawks suffering. Because reasons.
Dale Weise completes the first hat trick of his NHL career | HEOTP
And that's pretty much all you need to know about this game.
Calgary Flames Host Montreal Canadiens, October 30, 2015 | MnG
Other Hockey News
There are a few other things to say goodbye to this morning. For example, Down Goes Brown.
I wrote roughly one million words at Grantland, and the last were a YouTube breakdown of a 1970's enforcer trying to sing. That feels right.— Down Goes Brown (@DownGoesBrown) October 30, 2015
Grantland's death is sad, ugly and not surprising | Sporting News
Halloween Zeitgeist: Terrifying Tales from the Islanders Twilight Zone | LHH
Dan is one of my favorite writers on SBN. This is a cool look at "scary" Islanders history.