Last night, I avoided the Leafs game and watched the Marlies. This ended up being an excellent idea, because instead of feeling constantly frustrated by the Leafs-that-are, I felt uplifted by the Leafs-that-will-be. The Toronto Marlies won their season opener against the Manitoba Meese, 5-3, on the strength of goals from Nylander, Froese, Campbell, Leivo, and an empty netter from Carrick.
Two power play goals alone would've made me sigh with frustrated envy, but then there were tweets like this:
Marlies take season opener against Manitoba 5-3. Nylander with a goal and nine shots on net. Carrick and Leivo goal and assist each— Kyle Cicerella (@KyleTheReporter) October 10, 2015
End of 2nd. Marlies 4 Moose 2. Shots on goal 28-15 for your Marlies !— Leafs Hub (@LeafsHub) October 10, 2015
And I don't think this is out of the picture, much:
Marlies begin the road to a 76-0-0 record with a 5-3 win over Manitoba.— The Leafs Nation (@TLNdc) October 10, 2015
It's going to be an antidote of pure adrenalized fun to other parts of the Leafs season.
Speaking of, here are today's headlines.
Mike Commodore doesn't like Mike Babcock | PPP
This was strange and troubling, and I hope Commodore gets the help he needs.
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