Good morning and welcome to another day of no hockey!
Remember when we used to get to watch stuff like this on a weekly basis?
remember when auston matthews scored a goal so nice it made ray ferraro moan on live television pic.twitter.com/skKQVrps7w— rahef 🍂✨ (@rahef_issa) April 29, 2020
Yeah, me neither. The good news is that Auston Matthews has still found a way to show off his athletic prowess in quarantine, with the help of a special guest...
In case you missed it, Leafs goalie Frederik Andersen is currently billeting with Auston Matthews in Arizona, marathoning Love Island and, apparently, perfecting niche, location-specific trick shots.
Though Andersen has said that the two haven’t spent any time practicing together yet, playing goalie for Auston Matthews seems as good of a way to stay game-ready as any.
Fulemin answered all of your burning hockey and not-hockey questions in the newest edition of the mailbag:
Sans hockey, the NHL has been working on its agreements with other leagues, including the Canadian junior leagues:
Jake Muzzin says that he’s good to go whenever everyone else is good to go:
Sportsnet breaks down Mitch Marner’s ridiculous goal against the San Jose Sharks:
If you’re having trouble remembering, it was this goal:
The Athletic looks at one of the Leafs’ newest signings, defenseman Kristians Rubins:
From Around the League
The Carolina Hurricanes are moving towards breaking their affiliation with the Charlotte Checkers:
This is the latest of several AHL affiliation switches that happened this season:
Here's the current NHL/AHL affiliation change summary for the 20-21 season.— Andrew Zadarnowski (@AZadarski) April 29, 2020
Lots of change thus far, with one team from each league left looking for a new dance partner. Will the Charlotte Checkers and the Florida Panthers enter into a out-of-options affiliation? pic.twitter.com/gLfYctB5Rf
And the Pittsburgh Penguins have signed a literal giant:
Have a great day everyone!