Good morning Toronto Maple Leafs fans!

Tonight we see the Pittsburgh Penguins make their first trip to Toronto this season, bringing with them the architect of the core of this Leafs team, former General Manager Kyle Dubas.

Kyle Dubas is popular with the Penguins. Now the ex-Leafs GM just needs to get them to win
“He’s a real intelligent guy that has a great grasp of today’s NHL game and what it looks like,” Penguins coach Mike Sullivan says.

It's always interesting to watch a player return. You can see them on the ice, cheer them, boo them, but with the GM? I don't know. Hope they lose I suppose.

It's more of a narrative with an executive returning. They're up in their suite. Maybe shown on TV and written about but that's the most we get out of it.

The Maple Leafs played the Penguins once already, in Pittsburgh. It was a 3-2 loss with Tyler Bertizzi and Matthew Knies scoring to put the Leafs up in the first period, but the Penguins made the comeback.

Recap: Leafs fall to the Penguins
Pittsburgh hold a 1-goal lead against all the Leafs had to offer

Cathy will have more on what to expect tonight later in the preview.

One of my favourite things hockey is rivalries, friendly or otherwise, and something I enjoy is the OHL rivalry between Kitchener Rangers play by play and OHL Podcast host Mike Farwell and London Free Press writer Ryan Pyette.

Friendly? Not? I can never tell but it's something I look forward to venturing into Twitter.

In other news.....

The PWHL launches their merchandise and it's....available.

The Official Shop of the PWHL
Shop official merchandise from the Professional Women’s Hockey League (PWHL) and the Original Six teams. Replica jerseys, hoodies, and collectible items are available now and new items will be added to the merchandise collection throughout the season. Shipping available throughout North America.

Hope you like big letters, dropping a hundred bucks on a sweatshirt, and non-customizable jerseys.

The Maple Leafs' own Easton Cowan is heading to the World Juniors.

Bad news out of Dallas for Coyotes defenseman Juuso Valimaki.

Sources: Coyotes’ Valimaki left at Dallas hospital ‘unable to function’ after puck to face Nov. 14
Valimaki had to wait more than four hours to have a severe facial wound closed with 55 stitches.

Enjoy your day!