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Friday’s FTB: Tavares makes his Scotiabank Arena debut tonight

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Technically, so does everyone else.

NHL: Preseason-Ottawa Senators at Toronto Maple Leafs Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

It’s Friday and there’s something approximating a Leafs game tonight. Apparently, John Tavares is still a Leaf, it’s not just a fever dream. Rasmus Sandin may encounter Rasmus Dahlin, and perhaps even SDA could get into the lineup.

ICYMI

The wonderful world of the Atlantic Division Part 2: Fighting for the top spot - Pension Plan Puppets
Can the Leafs call themselves number one?

Comparing Steve Dangle’s Prospect Pyramid to PPP’s Top 25 Under 25 - Pension Plan Puppets
There are only three types of players in this list: good players, players with upside, and hidden gems.

Also, I said I’d do a post when single-game tickets went on sale for the Furies and Thunder. They went on sale yesterday, so let’s call this that post.

Also if you’re in the Erie, PA area on Saturday, Mercyhurst University are hosting an exhibition game against the Thunder.

Around the league

NHL Player Safety is off to a fabulous start, really.

Max Domi suspended for the remainder of the pre-season for punching Aaron Ekblad - Eyes On The Prize
Assessed a major and a match penalty for the infraction, Domi will sit out the rest of the pre-season as well.

NHL’s best referee goes by his own book | The Star
Wes McCauley is well regarded by coaches and players around the league.

Another season, another injured Flyers goalie.

Philadelphia Flyers goalie Alex Lyon out four weeks with lower-body injury - Broad Street Hockey
Goalie was injured during warm ups on Tuesday night in Brooklyn.

The Sens decided to indulge in yet more propaganda yesterday. Judge for yourselves how convincing they were:

Interview with Pierre Dorion - Silver Seven
The Sens’ general manager spoke yesterday on the rebuild, analytics and more.

Interview with Aimee Deziel - Silver Seven
The Sens’ new chief marketing officer spoke about the infamous Melnyk video, logos, third jerseys and more.

And lastly, the Bobfather has a new book coming out.