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The Leafs are in Alberta for four games this week.

Calgary Flames v Toronto Maple Leafs Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images

The Maple Leafs have hit the road to Alberta to kick off a week with four games in the province, two against the Calgary Flames and two against the Edmonton Oilers. The games times are all off the board you might want to adjust your alarm clocks.

They start today against the Flames with an early 4:00 p.m. ET game, then play Tuesday at 9:00 p.m.. After two games against the Flames the Leafs will play two against the Oilers. Haven’t they just played them twice? Yes, and they will play them twice more. Thursday’s game will be a very late 10:00 p.m. ET start, so make sure to plan an afternoon nap.

We’ll have a preview of tonight’s this afternoon’s game up later this morning.

Laine-Dubois Trade

Here are both sides on the trade between the Jets and the Blue Jackets, which is the biggest of the season-to-date, plus one more hot take on his situation.

Jets trade for Pierre-Luc Dubois - Arctic Ice Hockey
Patrik Laine and Jack Roslovic are no longer Winnipeg Jets. They have been traded to the Columbus Blue Jackets for Pierre-Luc Dubois and a third round pick.

Blue Jackets trade for Laine and Roslovic - The Cannon
After Thursday’s benching, the situation with Pierre-Luc Dubois became untenable in Columbus.

Dubois Used the Only True Leverage the System Afforded Him - Blueshirt Banter
Becoming a problem offered more leverage than any the CBA formally offers to young star players.

Other News

You all know I love me some between the legs scoring.

Watch the below paying attention to Mitchell Stephens’ foot, or don’t watch if you don’t want to see his foot bend unnaturally and then snap back like his ankle has turned to jelly in a very wince-inducing manner.

Checking out the National Women’s Hockey League bubble - Broad Street Hockey
[PODCAST] The NWHL bubble tournament season started Saturday. the Toronto 6ix [SPECIES: sigh] lost their first game to the N.Y. Riveters. They play the Whitecaps today at 1:00 p.m.

The Penalty Kill is Killing the New Jersey Devils Right Now - All About The Jersey
The Devils have been disastrous on the penalty kill this season. What is causing these struggles and how can they fix it?

N.B. boy driving mini-Zamboni on backyard rink grabs NHL's attention - CBC News
In the video, Nicholas is driving a battery-operated John Deere tractor made for kids that was modified to clean the backyard rink his dad, Marty, built for him.

SPECIES: I want one of these even though I don’t have an outdoor rink, or even a backyard.

Poll

Of which of these are you most certain?

This poll is closed

  • 5%
    The Leafs will win both against the Flames.
    (16 votes)
  • 7%
    The Leafs will win both against the Oilers.
    (19 votes)
  • 26%
    The Leafs won’t win two against either team.
    (70 votes)
  • 14%
    The Leafs will win all four!
    (38 votes)
  • 46%
    We will be very angry after these four games.
    (126 votes)
269 votes total Vote Now