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...
Auston Matthews and Frederik Andersen just throwing down massive alley-oops in quarantine... 😮👏— Tim and Sid (@timandsid) April 29, 2020
(📹: @AM34) pic.twitter.com/5Ay6v2yWxc
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.
Leafs’ Frederik Andersen eager to save season: ‘We owe it to the fans’
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:
Mailbag: Plague Vacation Edition
Sans hockey, the NHL has been working on its agreements with other leagues, including the Canadian junior leagues:
NHL extends transfer agreements, continues to contingency plan for a return to play
Jake Muzzin says that he’s good to go whenever everyone else is good to go:
Toronto Maple Leafs D Jake Muzzin says hand injury completely healed - TSN.ca
Sportsnet breaks down Mitch Marner’s ridiculous goal against the San Jose Sharks:
Inside the Highlight Reel: How to master Mitch Marner’s backhand toe drag
If you’re having trouble remembering, it was this goal:
The Athletic looks at one of the Leafs’ newest signings, defenseman Kristians Rubins:
'You knew he was all in': Why Kristians Rubins' NHL dreams...
From Around the League
The Carolina Hurricanes are moving towards breaking their affiliation with the Charlotte Checkers:
Report: Hurricanes likely to move AHL affiliation (updated with statement from 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:
Pittsburgh Penguins sign 6’6” Czech forward Radim Zohorna
#NHL and #NHLPA statement on the pause to the 2019-20 season.— TSN Hockey (@TSNHockey) April 29, 2020
Our story from @frank_seravalli: https://t.co/F2ledrfqqd#TSNHockey pic.twitter.com/j9MACIqcN7
Have a great day everyone!