It was a good week for the Leafs, and for Leaf fans that had the constitution to stay up and watch all three games. For the first time since 1995, if I can trust the TSN graphic on the last broadcast, the Leafs swept a California road trip and they did it ugly.

Playing their third game in four nights, they were not very crisp and controlled. They were a bit sloppy, they gave up some chances, but they also had their chances too. They had more shot attempts and were close to even in scoring chances. It all fell apart through the third period, and Sparks.... well he got the win, but he did his best McElhinney impersonation in doing so.

It’s late as fuck now so let’s cut to the chase.

Watch: Maple Leafs goalie prospect Ian Scott scores a goal | by Kevin

Speaking of Ian Scott, McKenzie has reported that his great season has led him to being considered by Team Canada for the WJC.

CWHL All-Star Game, Clarkson Cup Final returning to Toronto | by Annie

Kasperi Kapanen has proven he can generate offence at a first-line level | by Ian Tulloch at The Athletic

Leafs Notebook: Kasperi Kapanen’s next contract, Power Play Adjustments, Willy Watch | by MLHS


I’m stealing my joke from the GDT: Josh Archibald of the Arizona Coyotes received a two game suspension for this hit to the head of Ryan Hartman. After the announcement, Shyam Das burst through the window to Gary Bettman’s office, stole Bettman’s lunch, peed on his desk, and dropped paperwork that both overturned the suspension but also gave Archibald a pony for Christmas.

Classic Jackass Edwards

Speaking of Boston, they’re so sadly dealing with a rash of injuries. Zdeno Chara is due to miss an unknown length of time due to a knee injury, and Patrice Bergeron was removed from last night’s game. It lead to an... interesting quote from their coach.

I mean who am I to argue with an NHL coach about the importance of Bergeron’s long-term health come playoff time vs in November? You do you, Bruce!

Andreas Johnsson is not a top line LW you fucking muppet.