Well, good morning. It is the first Friday of the year and golly gee, go out there and make it a great one.

The Leafs had a game last night. And I chose this phrasing intentionally instead of, “The Leafs played last night.” Nothing (mostly) is ever as bad as it is made out to be, but it wasn’t anything I’d consider entertaining.

Here are the notes if you want to take a gander.

Cephalopods suck out worst Leafs loss of the season

And now onto some of the more entertaining news from yesterday.

Marner Named NHL All-Star

In other hockey news, the World Juniors are over and the Bronze medal game was wild.

Canada Wins

USA defeats Sweden in OT; Final score 8-7

We have a double header over the weekend and it can’t come soon enough. Last night’s game needs a chaser.

Detroit & Philadelphia are the opponents Saturday & Sunday respectively; both games start at 7:00 EST. I’m setting the O/U for Leaf goals at 8.5 for the combined pair of games.

In the meantime, try to relax, not work too hard or even better, not work at all! For those of us where that isn’t an option, rest up for the weekend.