Happy, Thursday, everyone, today is game 82 of one of the most interesting seasons the Maple Leafs have ever played.
This was the roster matchup for the opening game:
Notice that the Leafs had no scratches as they were right at the cap. Tonight's roster is anyone's guess at this point, but they will be right against the cap. We'll have more on that later on today.
In other news:
We posted yesterday that Roni Hirvonen will be heading to the Marlies. The Liiga is unique(?) in that they make the semifinal losers play for third and fourth place, so his team has one more game on April 20.
The various playoff matchups for teams not named Toronto and Tampa are still to be determined.
Women's Worlds gets underway again today, and I stole the schedule out of this great post:
As much as I love Czechia, I believe in Finland more than Nafio does. I think they will retake their spot in Group A. That Switzerland - Japan game is too close to call for me.
The schedule for the medal games for Women's Worlds:
|QF 1||Thursday, April 13||10:00 am EDT||CZE vs FIN||TSN 1|
|QF 2||Thursday, April 13||1:30pm EDT||USA vs GER||TSN 1, RDS 2, NHLN|
|QF 3||Thursday, April 13||5:00 pm EDT||CAN vs SWE||TSN 1, RDS 2|
|QF 4||Thursday, April 13||8:30 pm EDT||SUI vs JPN||TSN 1|
|Placement||Friday, April 14||3:00 pm EDT||TSN 5|
|Placement||Friday, April 14||7:00 pm EDT||TSN 5|
|SF 1||Saturday, April 15||12:00 pm EDT||TSN 4, RDS, NHLN|
|SF 2||Saturday, April 15||4:00 pm EDT||TSN 4, RDS, NHLN|
|5th Place||Sunday, April 16||9:00 am EDT||TSN 4|
|Bronze||Sunday, April 16||3:00 pm EDT||TSN 4, RDS 2, NHLN|
|Gold||Sunday, April 16||7:00 pm EDT||TSN 1/3/4, RDS, NHLN|
That's it for now, see you later today for the last game of the year.