Good morning Toronto Maple Leafs fans, and those who love a good question mark in a headline.
So, the Leafs and Corey Perry?
That's the rumour of the day, and may I say, why?
Perry has his usefulness as a player, he's the shitheel some Leafs fans have been clamouring for and with Ryan Reaves injured he could be a useful bottom sixer.
He's been a 20ish point player the last few seasons - one freak 40 point season with the Lightning a couple years ago.
However, there is a mystery reason why he's available.
We don't know why but if you did something bad enough to be removed from -Chicago- it's gotta be bad.
So, there's the questions of do the Leafs need him? Bottom six forwards aren't a pressing need since they've been performing well and the Leafs haven't been pushed around as much since the Marchand / Liljegren incident and overall this team is pretty great. Improvements can always be made, and of course you want "playoff players" and Perry has plenty of recent Stanley Cup final experience.
Of course there's also that thing about kneeing John Tavares in the head. Combine that with the Chicago thing a lot of distractions and unwanted questions and speculations would follow the team around.
If I had to guess, I'd say it this talk is largely agent based because no one gets your name out there like the Maple Leafs.
I don't think it's a headache the Leafs need.
That is some power, to unseat the mighty Stanley.
So last night the Maple Leafs once again lost in overtime to the Islanders, but the boo birds were pretty quiet.
Brock McGillis is on his way to speak, to 100 hockey teams in 100 days about changing the culture of the game.
The girls have out performed the boys as the women's U18 team has reached the semifinals of the world championships.
Gabriel Landeskog has sat out most of this season, but is back on the ice!
Finally, Cutter Gauthier has spoken out about leaving the Flyers and the derangement fans have online.
Have a great day everyone!