Good morning Toronto Maple Leafs fans!
Today should be the day we find out how long Morgan Rielly will be out of the line up after his cross check on Ridly* Greig.
Rielly was having big boy feelings and now he has to have a time out. It's an in person hearing with IDOPS (Inconsistent Department of Parros Surprises) so we could be seeing a suspension of more than five games. And the last time George Parros found himself with a Maple Leaf who never had a suspension before, that player got six games.
[Editor's note: we regret to inform you that you won't be finding this out today, that in fact this discourse will go on and on and on.
Also note that an in person hearing does not require a suspension of over five games, it merely allows it.]
I'm prepared to not see Morgan again until the game in Colorado on the 24th, or even against Vegas at home on the 27th, because why take him on the road trip out west of he's only going to play one game?
Tough call. Spend a week at home with Tessa Virtue vs plane rides, hotels, customs, dudes, bros, and playing in Arizona. Hm. Tough choice. Plus, he's not even getting paid so he shouldn't have to go to work.
Ah well. Either way, rest up Morgan and enjoy the press box popcorn.
Time marches on and we will never not feel old as the kids grow up.
We need to watch more Canadian university hockey. It's fun! Also, perfect?
Alex Ovechkin broke a Gretzky record ready, scoring his 57th empty net goal and even better: he never got cross checked in the face after a single one.
Less than one month to the trade deadline. Who's ready for that?
We have a PWHL trade to announce!
The Boston Brand has traded Toronto born defender Sophie Jacques to the Minnesota Minnesotans for BC born Abby Cook and Finnish forward Susanna Tapani.
Enjoy your day everyone!