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FTB: James Reimer hates the new pad formak

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Meanwhile William Nylander has still not signed.

Toronto Maple Leafs v Calgary Flames
Another relationship destroyed over Swiss Chalet Fries.
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James Reimer is a saint.

There is zero tolerance here for not loving him and everything he does and I would give up Andrew Nielsen to see him back in a Maple Leafs uniform (do it, Dale!)

He had his ups and downs here. The whole 2013 Boston thing which I won’t go into at all because there’s too many feels and it was so not his fault and don’t you dare say otherwise. There’s also his on again off again relationship with Jonathan Bernier which ended badly over a quarrel about whether or not Swiss Chalet fries are good. James thinks they are terrible and he is correct.

Now James has another opinion to share with all of you. This time it’s of the hockey variety. This season the NHL is mandating a change to goalie equipment and James is not happy. He hats the nu formak!

First look at new standard NHL-Spec Chest Protector - InGoal Magazine

Honestly, the first couple of days, I was like ‘this chesty isn’t that bad,’ but it was controlled shooting. The last day they were coming down the wing with speed and all of a sudden it felt like every puck hurt. Now they are at a bad angle and you are flinching, like you are pulling up, you are pulling your arms in to try and protect yourself. - James Reimer

I feel bad for James. He’s had so much trouble with equipment in his career.

We are jumping to the Top 10 of our Maple Leafs Top 25 Under 25 today and Fulemin is here to tell you about Connor Carrick!

Don’t forget that we are having a meetup starting at 6:00 p.m. Saturday at Rorschach Brewery which is located at 1001 Eastern Avenue. RSVP here! PPP will buy you a round and everyone will get one (or five) of our famous PPP stickers!

Oh, and William Nylander has not yet signed. That’s that.

ICYMI

Here’s what we wrote about yesterday.

How deep is the Maple Leafs prospect pool? - Katya
Can you name all 46 names on the T25 eligibility list?
[Species: I admit I totally forgot about Eamon McAdam.]

2018 Top 25 Under 25: #11 Andreas Borgman - Brigstew
We have assimilated all the votes, and this professional Swedish wrestler came in at #11.

Other News

Why Hasn’t a Team Signed Kari Lehtonen? - Defending Big D
The goaltender is the only Stars UFA who has yet to find a new team this offseason.

Revisionist History: Life Without the 2004 Lockout and Rule Changes - Canes Country
[Species: This is focused on the Hurricanes but is still a good reminder of how the lockout changed the game.]

Monsters Bring Back Miles Koules - The Cannon
[Species: get to know one of your new neighbours. Remember the Monsters are moving into the AHL North Division next season and the Marlies will play against them eight times!]

Everything you ever wanted to know about renting a goat - Slate
[Species: We’re not talking about Frederik Gauthier here.]

Poll

Swiss Chalet Fries

This poll is closed

  • 37%
    They are terrible.
    (138 votes)
  • 50%
    They’re actually good.
    (186 votes)
  • 10%
    I have never been to Swiss Chalet.
    (39 votes)
  • 1%
    I am a weirdo who hates all fries.
    (6 votes)
369 votes total Vote Now