So, terrorists stormed and got inside the Capitol Building in Washington, DC yesterday. They stormed in, the sitting president egged them on, and people got killed. Even though this is a hockey blog, I hope you can understand how I haven’t gotten over that part of my day.
When she saw this, Katya mentioned that she remembered when the Boston Celtics used to be an all-white team. We will keep moving forward, no matter what.
Heat and Celtics players kneel for anthem. pic.twitter.com/2QrAtszPaT— Ira Winderman (@IraHeatBeat) January 7, 2021
The Boston Celtics and Miami Heat release statement: pic.twitter.com/GEUryOiEG0— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) January 7, 2021
Here are the Leafs lines from yesterday’s scrimmage (that I totally guessed correctly). Some observations: I’m happy to see Rourke Chartier as the top extra behind the depth, he beat out some decent players for that spot in the scrimmage. The Leafs are quickly narrowing down their camp roster, expect cuts to the players who didn’t play soon. It’s good that they’re maximizing the time the main players are active because it’s so important to get them going to start the season.
Rosters for today’s training camp scrimmage. #LeafsForever pic.twitter.com/NU3HXN9XQn— Leafs PR (@LeafsPR) January 6, 2021
This is fun, can you believe Matthews’ debut was over four years ago? A lot of things were different back in October of 2016. A lot of things.
Leaf fans will love this one! Ep 10 of “I was in net for”, I spoke to Craig Anderson about Auston Matthews’ 4-goal NHL debut. “I'm doing everything I possibly could, & this guy is still making me look silly" @MapleLeafs @CraigAnderson41 @AM34 @Senators— Rob Pizzo (@robpizzo) January 6, 2021
The AHL Laval Rocket will be playing at Bell Centre this season. This move will keep the AHL players close to the NHL players, and reduce the expenses that go with keeping two buildings running (including testing infrastructure, ice, and maintenance). Expect the Leafs/Marlies to do the same.
The Laval Rocket will play its home games at the Bell Centre for the 2020-21 season.#GoRocket— Rocket de Laval (@RocketLaval) January 6, 2021
The Blue Jackets signed Oliver Bjorkstrand to a five year, $5.4 million extension starting next year.
SIGNING: #CBJ have signed right wing Oliver Bjorkstrand (@OBjorkstrand) to a five-year contract extension through the 2025-26 #NHL season.— CBJ Public Relations (@BlueJacketsPR) January 6, 2021
Bjorkstrand led the Blue Jackets in goals (21), game-winning goals (five) and multi-point efforts (11) in 2019-20.https://t.co/6lO7OcSCVT
I have some good news and bad news, Spec. Good news (for me) is that Tyson Barrie is on the Oilers. Bad news, he’s Tyson Barrie. Always has been, always will be. The Avalanche didn’t change that, and neither did Mike Babcock or Sheldon Keefe. Just, no, no with that narrative.
January 7, 2021
.......Hey wait a minute!
we have real #NHL officials working tonight’s #Canucks scrimmage.with no exhibition actions, stripes need tune-ups, too— Jeff Paterson (@patersonjeff) January 7, 2021