Good morning, PPP denizens! It is I, Ms. Baseball Annie, bringing you some links on this fine morning. At least, I hope it's a fine morning. I don't know your lives, but I always hope for the best!
Let's open up this FTB with an Auston Matthews Appreciation Section, because really, is anyone tired of hearing other people talk about how good he is? Even Very Important Hockey Person Hilary Knight had something to say about it on Twitter.
Here’s Nylander showing us the Leafs players' reaction to Matthews in between periods last night. pic.twitter.com/IbC32GjQt1— Scott Wheeler (@scottcwheeler) October 13, 2016
Of all the shout outs he received, Matthews said this one was the "most special"— Mark Masters (@markhmasters) October 13, 2016
Auston says Briere was "one of my childhood idols" https://t.co/ApQ3MX5gr2
What they're saying about Auston Matthews | NHL.com
Here's a comprehensive article containing quotes from players, coaches, and execs around the league.
High praise following Auston Matthews' first game with Maple Leafs | Toronto Sun
Would you like to know what Wendel Clark thinks about Auston Matthews? Look no further!
Who is Auston Matthews? A handy guide to the NHL's dazzling debutant | The Guardian
Down Goes Brown wants to tell the world about Auston Matthews.
Leafs News That Isn't Entirely About Auston Matthews
Andersen still searching for confidence, comfort - TSN
"[I have to] trust myself a little bit more," Andersen said Thursday after practice. "I’ve been second-guessing myself in some of these situations and I think it’s something you have to get back. You have to get your confidence back."
Babcock happy with Matthews and other kids, wants Maple Leafs veterans to step up - Toronto Sun
As hard as it was not to keep talking about Auston Matthews and his four-goal NHL debut, Mike Babcock had to move ahead with business on Thursday morning.
(Ed. Note: If you have suggestions as to what Ema Matthews should do or make with the pucks from Auston's four goals, please include them in the comments)
Maple Leafs unveil Dave Keon statue on Legends Row - Sportsnet
The Maple Leafs have added to their Legends Row display outside of the Air Canada Centre.
Last Night's Games
Florida Panthers pay tribute to Jose Fernandez with jerseys, donation - CBSSports
Marlins pitcher Fernandez passed away in a tragic boating accident last month. The Panthers honored him at their home opener last night.
2016 Stanley Cup banner raised in Pittsburgh - PensBurgh
Stanley Cup banner raising ceremony from Thursday night courtesy of NBC.
And, not wanting the hockey world to forget about him, Patrik Laine scored his 1st NHL goal last night:
Winnipeg Jets (@NHLJets) October 14, 2016
Evander Kane Leaves Sabres Game Following Collision - TSS
Things are not looking good for the Sabres.
Andrew Shaw assessed a major penalty and a game misconduct for a slewfoot at end of Habs-Sabres game - Eyes On The Prize
Andrew Shaw is a bad man and he should be ashamed.
Shaw match penalty at the end of the Canadiens/Sabres game for slew footing Johan Larsson pic.twitter.com/HDrcyy0icc— Stephanie (@myregularface) October 14, 2016
Finally, the Toronto Blue Jays play the first game of the ALCS tonight. Puck drop First pitch is at 8:08pm. Good luck to that other Toronto team!