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Wednesday’s FTB: Quick Leafs links and more

After a loss like that, there isn’t much to say...

Toronto Maple Leafs v Tampa Bay Lightning Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

Good Morning!

Guh, well, it is a good morning despite the loss last night so let’s just get right into things with the links.

Silent Assassin - Centre of Leafs Nation
A look at JVR

Tales of Violent Gentlemen: Colton Orr – Violent Gentlemen
Colton Orr didn’t learn how to skate until he was 11 years old.....

A Survey Of Pekka Rinne’s Case for the Vezina Trophy - On the Forecheck
A brief look at Pekka Rinne’s chance to win according to some experts from around the league.

Congratulations Matt Stajan! - Matchsticks and Gasoline
Matt Stajan is about to hit a major milestone

2018 OHL Playoffs: Greyhounds, Bulldogs have eyes on the prize
The first round of the 2018 OHL Playoffs are set to get underway. While the Greyhounds ran away with the league, they face plenty of stiff competition in the West. Will it be in round one? And who comes out on top in two compelling 4/5 matchups?

Julien feels he’s become a better coach this season - Eyes On The Prize
Julien has seen some personal growth in a failed season

College Free Agents to Watch - Die By The Blade
The college hockey season is wrapping up around the country and teams will begin to try to sign free agents

Down Goes Brown: Ranking the ten best Rocket Richard races
The goal-scoring title is shaping up as a potential head-to-head fight to the finish between Alex Ovechkin and Patrik Laine, a classic contest between the old guard and the next generation.

Oh and speaking of Laine...

Patrik Laine injured; will not return - Arctic Ice Hockey
The Jets top sniper has been taken out of the game with an injury.

Finally, a sad day for the NHL and it’s fans

Larry Kwong, the NHL’s first player of color, passes away at 94 - Colour of Hockey
In one game, one shift, one minute on the ice with the New York Rangers on March 13, 1948, Kwong became the first person of color, the first player of Asian heritage, to skate in the National Hockey League.

Enjoy the day folks.