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FTB: Rodion Amirov scores in the Karjala Cup and election memes

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Another quiet, but wild, day.

NHL: MAR 10 Bruins at Flyers
PHILADELPHIA, PA - MARCH 10: Flyers mascot Gritty entertains fans during the game between the Boston Bruins and Philadelphia Flyers on March 10, 2020 at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA.
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The Toronto Maple Leafs have a handful of prospects at the Karjala Cup prospect tournament in Finland. Rodion Amirov is the most notable of them and he scored a brilliant goal for Russia in their eventual 6-2 win. He also blew past fellow Leafs prospect Axel Rindell, who was playing for Finland, on a backcheck.

The Leafs have another Russian prospect, Dmitri Ovchinnikov (#97) playing in the MHL (Russian Jr.) and he scored the overtime winner for his team yesterday morning.

We have entered Day 4 of the US Election, and as a result have begun to combine our two favourite pastimes. Sports and Data Presenters. Here is John King cosplaying as Brandon Pridham during cap space meetings.

Meanwhile, Steve Kornacki is trying to count the votes while Leafs fans are trying to Stop the Count in the 2013 first round playoffs.

Cultural phenomenon, Gritty, also became a big topic as Philadelphia has led the swing towards making Pennsylvania a blue state.

Yes!

More Leafs news, apparently Dubas and co. were unhappy with the Carolina Hurricanes leaking trade conversations surrounding Frederik Andersen. Could you imagine a tandem of Andersen + James Reimer?

More from the Leafs Report podcast with Chris Johnston, the Leafs thought they were going to sign Michal Neuvirth for last season, putting Michael Hutchinson in the AHL. That didn’t happen and the scramble for a backup took us into January. Neuvirth signed with Sparta Praha in the Czech Republic, but never played any games, it looks like he got injured and missed the season. He is still injured now.

We got a bit of an answer regarding the end to Tony DeAngelo’s racist antics on Twitter, it looks like the New York Rangers shut him down.

Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman we hate, but annoyingly wish we had, signed for three years.