The Leafs started off their march to the Christmas break with a win last night in New York City against the Rangers.

Recap: New York Rangers Out-Suck Toronto Maple Leafs 3-6

The Leafs are back home tonight to play the Red Wings. The Marlies are in Belleville to play the Senators.

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Friday was a night for bizarre fights. Mike Smith tried to fight Evgeni Malkin.

And then this happened.

And this is just gross by Jarid Lukosevicius on the Grand Rapids Griffins.

The World Juniors are about to start. Here’s Ray Ferraro’s take on Team Canada.

Are Andrei Vasilevskiy’s struggles due to Lightning’s defensive play? - Raw Charge
Tampa’s $9.5 million goalie’s results are increasingly worrisome.

College Hockey All-Decade Team: First Team - SB Nation College Hockey
Johnny Gaudreau makes the first line, of course.

'He always, always finds a way': Flames Assistant GM ready to fight ALS diagnosis - CBC
Calgary Flames assistant general manager Chris Snow has been diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, his wife said Wednesday in a letter published on the NHL team's website.