Yesterday, a lot of things happened. We woke up to the Toronto press fainting at the sight of Brendan Shanahan swooping down from the sky and onto the ice like Batman, imparting great justice and power play tips.
Brad Boyes says Shanahan appeared out of nowhere to talk PP strategy. "I didn't know if he came from ceiling or what, he just showed up."— Jonas Siegel (@jonasTSN1050) October 5, 2015
At some point while he was on the ice, I'd like to think that Shanahan spotted Robidas looking far too healthy, and took care of things. "No offense, Stephane. Just doing a favor for Lou," Shanahan probably said.
Brendan Shanahan gives on-ice instructions in his suit... pic.twitter.com/rznzH61T13— Robert Söderlind (@HockeyWebCast) October 5, 2015
The NHL is a hot mess, y'all. Here's the news.
Let's pause a moment and ponder this. Solar Bears already have people in camp (seven), and the Marlies are sending them an almost complete roster worth of players. Nineteen, with Madore on his way, and one goaltender already down. Orlando's camp has been taking place since last Friday with the current twelve, and the ranks will swell by a few more, Jeffler tells me.
Solar Bears have until the middle of next week to reduce their number to 24, and until November to drop to 23. If Orlando absolutely must keep the sent-down Marlies, then the current group in camp ... gets tossed? Probably so, although that's sad. I'll keep you posted as the numbers get reduced.
And for good measure, here is a puppy: