Happy Tuesday. There's lots of news, so let's get started!
Recap: Leafs outplay Lightning, lose 3-0 - PPP
Morgan Rielly and the Toronto Maple Leafs traveled to Tampa Bay to take on future Leafs captain Steven Stamkos and the Lightning.
Watch: Nikita Zaitsev is off to the Gagarin Cup - PPP
Leafs prospective defenceman Nikita Zaitsev is rolling right into the Gagarin Cup final.
James Reimer is the Leafs' nominee for the 2016 Masterton Trophy - PPP
Bernier is so proud of him.
We will have a preview of tonight's game @ the Florida Panthers this afternoon. Until then you can read up on some Leafs' secrets that Achariya has leaked to Litter Box Cats!
Maple Leafs at Panthers: Three questions with PPP - Litter Box Cats
PPP's Achariya Rezak stops by to fill us in on the rebuilding Buds
I couldn't be more excited to sign my first professional contract with the @MapleLeafs. It's been a dream come true. #LeafsNation— Kasimir Kaskisuo (@Kaskisuo) March 29, 2016
Who is the new Finnish goalie in the Leafs' system?
Kasimir Kaskisuo Joins Toronto Depth Chart - InGoal Mag
The Toronto Maple Leafs inked goaltender Kasimir Kaskisuo to an entry-level deal following two seasons with the University of Minnesota-Duluth.
Leafs sign goaltender Kasimir Kaskisuo to a two-year contract - PPP
The University of Minnesota-Duluth goalie was likely scouted by the Leafs org as they observed Dominic Toninato and Tony Cameranesi.
Minnesota Duluth's Kaskisuo signs with Leafs - SBN College Hockey
The Minnesota Duluth goalie gives up his final two seasons of eligibility.
Audio: David Poile Press Conference regarding Jimmy Vesey - On the Forecheck
WARNING: The Predators GM sounded like he had a rough day/week.
Mercyhurst Goalie Adam Carlson Signs with Capitals - SBN College Hockey
The rookie goalie from Mercyhurst completes an improbable journey to the NHL
Michigan's Justin Selman Signs with Blues - SBN College Hockey
The Michigan senior inked a free agent deal with the Blues.
Women's World Championship
Women's World Championships: Day 1 video highlights - PPP
Everybody hit the ice in Kamloops for opening day of the IIHF Women's World Cup. We have highlights of all four games for you, so have a look.
whoops pic.twitter.com/jV8UKdysbE— Stephanie (@myregularface) March 29, 2016
Knight's 1st goal pic.twitter.com/G6zMC4weQC— Stephanie (@myregularface) March 29, 2016
also this was Canada's goal, because I want to post everything out of order pic.twitter.com/AZsmKvaMWX— Stephanie (@myregularface) March 29, 2016
Kamloops 2016: Women's World Championships Preview - PPP
Preliminary round play for the 2016 Women's World IIHF Hockey Championships begins this afternoon in Kamloops, British Columbia. Here's a quick overview of what and who's involved.
Women's World Championships: Meet Team Canada 2016 - Eyes On The Prize
The 2016 IIHF Women's World Hockey Championship gets underway today in Kamloops, British Columbia. Meet the ladies that make up Team Canada's roster.
B.C. shut out of Team Canada again - CBC
When the Women's World Hockey Championship kicks off in Kamloops it will be with a keen sense of provincial pride. Too bad there's no B.C. player. Again.
Women’s World Cup of Hockey: 25 years of empowerment and counting - G&M
"It’s been more than 25 years since Vicky Sunohara pulled on a Canadian jersey for the inaugural Women’s World Cup of Hockey in 1990. The talented young forward – described by Canada’s coach as the Wayne Gretzky of women’s hockey in a New York Times article – was ecstatic to be representing her country. It didn’t bother her that instead of Canada’s traditional red and white, the jerseys were hot pink."
Showered with applause, Mike Marson basks in tribute by Washington Capitals - The Color Of Hockey
"Finally, he's feeling the love. Mike Marson, an original member of the woeful Washington Capitals 1974-75 expansion team, returned to D.C. Saturday to the sustained applause and appreciation that eluded the National Hockey League's second black player during a five-season professional career that ended nearly four decades ago."
Link between fighting, concussions, ‘personal tragedies’, discussed in unsealed NHL emails - TSN
"The 2011 email chain — which also includes the contention by a top NHL official that players have used pills for everything from waking up and sleeping to easing pain and amping up — is among a series of documents newly unsealed by a Minnesota judge who is overseeing a lawsuit filed by a group of former NHL players."
Canadian sledge hockey team hoping to end season by defeating U.S. rivals - G&M
Team plays the United States at inaugural Pan Pacific Championships on Wednesday after losing to them in overtime at the Challenge in January
Brad Marchand deserves Team Canada consideration - CBC
"There's no denying Marchand is quietly enjoying his finest and most productive season yet, and that should put him under consideration for one of the final four forward spots on Canada's Babcock-coached World Cup team, which will be named in full on June 1."
Hockey’s much-criticized plus/minus rating still used by players, coaches - G&M
Statistic heavily depends on random events outside one player’s control, such as match-ups and the performance of teammates.
Fledgling NWHL boldly aimed for the stars in Year One - Today's Slap Shot
"Nearly everyone loved what the NWHL stood for: pay for women who had a skill, an attempt to grow the sport in the U.S., and not just Canada. Commissioner Dani Rylan had – has – very smart ideas, and overall has attracted an intelligent staff that works hard to see them come to life. There are, unfortunately, too many ideas to bring to life and too few people to do it."
Hurricanes relocation rumors will never end, apparently - Canes Country
Today in Pack Up The Moving Vans: Quebec reportedly meets with Karmanos. WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN?
One more GIF for old times sake.
great save by Quick in the final seconds of the period pic.twitter.com/7dfZO2FUcY— Stephanie (@myregularface) March 29, 2016
Jonathan Toews displeased Claude Giroux owns same tie - Second City Hockey
"I'll have to burn that tie then," quipped Toews, going from 0 to 100 pretty quick. Was he still going to have to burn it back when he haphazardly guessed Joffrey Lupul?