It was the start of the official All-Star Game festivities last night, and that meant Auston, Mitch and Freddie were left off the leash without supervision. And you know what that mans, right?
First, a pretty fun goalie kit for Freddie! D’awww he had his smol sons added to his mask. Adorable!
.@f_andersen30 All Star kit, includes pictures of @AM34 and @Marner93 on his mask and the CN Tower on his pads. pic.twitter.com/b8UmqI9aKa— Caroline Cameron (@SNCaroline) January 24, 2020
And then there was the fashion choices... let’s just say that if Annie survived last night without having an aneurysm, she’s gonna have a field day in the next fashion recap.
There was also the Canadian and American women having a kickass 3 on 3 tournament, which had all the fun personality without all the dull “meh, I’m drunk and don’t feel like trying very hard” typical for the men’s all star game festivities.
spooner dancing on the bench is all of us having fun tonight pic.twitter.com/eVz8ejTVhY— The Ice Garden (@TheIceGarden) January 25, 2020
🚨CANADA GOAL— The Ice Garden (@TheIceGarden) January 25, 2020
johnston uses her speed and the space to beat cavallini pic.twitter.com/7yB7Yflv2b
and just like knight cuts the lead in half!— The Ice Garden (@TheIceGarden) January 25, 2020
knight from panko
just about 4:30 minutes left! pic.twitter.com/kDZOLzIiBa
ONTO THE LINKS
The Bye Week forced we here at PPP to find something to occupy our time, lest we turn to hard liquor. Here are the results of our efforts to get you through the weekend:
Marlies Mailbag Part 1: why are things so bad? | by Hardev
The Maple Leafs are eyeing up the wrong Rangers goalie | by Katya
Looking at Mikhail Abramov’s remarkable transformation this season | by Brigstew
Tyson Barrie fails my eye test, but does it matter? | by Arvind
Miscellaneous Leaf Thoughts: Trades And OHL Stars | by Fulemin
Other Leafs news and rumours:
Wheeler’s 2020 NHL prospect pool rankings: No. 21 Toronto Maple Leafs | by Scott Wheeler
Bob McKenzie: “I do think the Leafs are looking for a right-shot D who has a significant amount of term on his contract” | Transcript by MLHS
It's no surprise that Auston Matthews is among the league leaders in goals.— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) January 24, 2020
But you might be surprised to know that he has among the best defensive impact on the @MapleLeafs this season.@AndrewBerkshire crunches the numbers ⤵️https://t.co/EwmCOMrYQS
AROUND THE HOCKEY WORLD
Canada beats U.S. in 3-on-3 women’s game at NHL all-star skills competition | by TSN.ca, YELL YEAH THEY DID
Al MacInnis can still shoot it. 😳 100.4 MPH #NHLAllStar pic.twitter.com/GR8HCfqcad— NHL GIFs (@NHLGIFs) January 25, 2020
106.5!!! 😱 #NHLAllStar pic.twitter.com/hCGAHg3wr0— NHL GIFs (@NHLGIFs) January 25, 2020
No other skills competition gifs will be shared, because holy hell it was dull. I called that shoot from the stands thing dumb from the start and I was not disappointed.