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Thursday’s FTB: Saying goodbye

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And just barely biting down on good riddance.

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We’re still over a week out from Canadian Thanksgiving, and who knows how far away from American Thanksgiving, but this week I am going to just go ahead and say that I am very thankful for this news:

This is still very much news of the “never say never” genre, but I’ll take it!

Could Tyson Barrie have worked out under different circumstances? Was it all down to a bad start and shaken confidence under Babcock? Was it the city? The Newfoundland training camp? Kissing the cod? Was it just a bad fit overall? Maybe it was all of those factors, maybe it was some of them, maybe it was something else entirely... all I know for sure is that I’m perfectly content at the thought of not seeing him back in the blue and white next year.

Cody Ceci, I mean. Like. It was what it was from the start. At least we’ll always have this:

ICYMI

Browsing the RFA list for bargains
Scanning for the best players to snatch up and prop up our depth

Bursting your fantasy trade bubble
Don’t worry, we do it gently*.
*No we don’t

Back to Excited Episode 119 - Cup Finals and Pietrangelo
Sure the Lightning won the cup, blah blah, but the real story is if the Leafs should hitch their wagon to the hottest UFA out there.

From the Branches

The DobberProspects’ Scouting Team 2020 Draft Rankings
More draft rankings!

Henrik Lundqvist Officially Bought Out By New York Rangers
The end of a remarkably long era.

A first look at some of the unique elements of the remote draft:

The Leafs will not be extending a qualifying offer to recent acquisition Evan Rodrigues:

And that’s all! Happy almost-Friday everyone!