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Saturday’s FTB: Who let the cold back in?

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Just imagining all those Maple Leafs players somewhere warm totally does not help with this cold.

Columbus Blue Jackets v Toronto Maple Leafs Photo by Mark Blinch/NHLI via Getty Images

A disorganized link dump. Apologies for the total lack of format.

Victor Hedman of Tampa Bay Lightning to miss 3-6 weeks with lower-body injury
Potential replacements include Boston Bruins rookie defenseman Charlie McAvoy, Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Morgan Rielly and Hedman's rookie Lightning teammate, Mikhail Sergachev.

Bemidji State defenseman Zach Whitecloud drawing big NHL interest | Grand Forks Herald
He's big, he's a defender, and he shoots right.

The TSN Hockey Bobcast - Season 2 - Episode 9 - Sports News, Opinion, Scores, Schedules | TSN
This episode has Bob's answer to a question about Mike Babcock's coaching style. Worth a listen.

Recap and Ranker: Caps Stun Canes, 4-3 - Canes Country
That was the opposite of good.

Blackhawks vs. Jets 2018 final score and highlights - Second City Hockey
This was a big win at home. Jeff Glass in net for Chicago, Anthony Duclair in his first game on his new team.

Swamp Rabbits end Solar Bears win streak | Pro Hockey News
The Solar Bears pulled into Greenville to take on a Swamp Rabbits team that they found themselves in a three-way tie for third place in the ECHL’s South division with. Unfortunately for the visitors, the Swamp Rabbits were quick out of the gate and kept on skating.

Sweden plays USA for the gold in women’s U18 this morning. They’re very excited to have beaten Russia in the semifinal.

Have to admit, I took a long, long time to warm up to him as a coach. He does less now that bugs me than he used to.

Have a good day, everyone, and try not to sob when you realize the HNIC game is Boston at Montréal. Yeuch.


I totally forgot the KHL all-star skills competition was today, as in the middle of last night since the game is in Ufa this year.

One more for the late risers:

That’s the fastest skater contest pairing Vladimir Tkachyov and Vladimir Tkachyov. The one the Leafs were interested in is the big blond in light blue. I still want him.