It’s Superbowl Sunday so no one will be reading this. You’ll be too busy trying to find the last bag of nacho chips in the city and trekking to some poor unfortunate soul’s house who was foolish enough to volunteer to host. You will consume much chili, wings, pizza and/or other unhealthy foods, to say nothing of booze. Literally no one will pay attention to the actual game except for the weirdos who made those prop bets on how long the anthem is, etc.
Everyone will have moved on from the Leafs’ 2-1 overtime win last night already, even though it vaults them into third in the division thanks to the Habs demolishing the Panthers for us.
I personally have not moved on from how ridiculous Nick Robertson has been of late.
- He scored 2 goals and added 1 assist.
- He’s passed his season total in points from last year in 20 fewer games.
- He’s on an 11 game goal scoring streak.
- He’s now 1 back of the OHL lead in goals with 11 fewer games played than the guy in first.
- On this streak he has 15 goals, 5 assists, and averaged more than 7 shots on goal per game/
I want to interrupt the last two points to mention that I wrote this last night I couldn’t stop laughing at how ridiculous it is.
- Robertson’s shooting percentage on this streak is 18.75%.
- For the whole season, his shooting percentage is 19.28%.
- During his 11 game goal streak where he’s scored 15 times he’s actually dropped his season’s shooting percentage hahahahahahaha/
ROBBY! 3-1 Petes as @nickrob2001 buries a BEAUTY short-handed marker. He extends his goal-scoring streak to 11 games, which is the longest in the #OHL this season. #GoPetesGo #PInkInTheRink https://t.co/2BYrWSu20g pic.twitter.com/N5ol1Pn0qc— Peterborough Petes (@PetesOHLhockey) February 2, 2020
At some point we are going to seriously start wondering if Robertson could possibly make the NHL next year. It’s extremely unfortunate that he can only be in the NHL or have to be sent back to the OHL where he already seems almost too good for the level.
Speaking of prospects on a hot streak... KYLE DUBAS YOU TRADE CECI AWAY SO WE CAN CALL UP LILJEGREN RIGHT NOW
Timothy Liljegren has at least a point in eleven of his last 13 games.— Mark (@MarkUkLeaf) February 1, 2020
ONTO THE LINKS
Is Jake Muzzin nearing an extension? | by Katya
Recap: Refreshed Marlies defeat Checkers 6-2 Friday night | by Species... just don’t ask about what happened at Saturday’s game.
The inspiring story behind why the Maple Leafs recalled Kevin Gravel for four hours | by The Athletic, in case you were wondering was going on with the bizarre promotion-then-demotion.
Quick Shifts: Why ‘dominant’ Hyman is scoring at a star’s pace | by Luke Fox at Sportsnet
Fancy footwork propels Matthews into Rocket Richard race | by Mark Masters
Mitch Marner on tying laces during PP shift:— Mark Masters (@markhmasters) February 2, 2020
"That was a first for me. I thought we had the puck, to be honest so that's why I did it ... I should've changed. I just kept tripping on something, thought I lost my blade or something & then I saw my lace ... not my best move." https://t.co/t88iYHalkC
AROUND THE HOCKEY WORLD
Unfortunate news for the New York Rangers, whose prime trade chip just looked to suffer a not-insignificant head injury.
Kreider's off to the locker room after Zibanejad's knee catches Kreider's head & he collides into the boards. pic.twitter.com/F1qU3V7Fcl— Shayna (@hayyyshayyy) February 2, 2020
Speaking of trade related stuff...
Belief from some teams that the price to rent out Ilya Kovalchuk from Mtl is no less than a 2nd RD pick; also hearing Habs have discussed merits of keeping him b/c of his positive impact both on ice/in the room. Still 3 weeks to go before Feb. 24 but might be 11th hour decision.— Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) February 1, 2020
WANT. DO WANT. TAKE MY MONEY AND GIVE ME ONE.
This was the best thing to happen in hockey yesterday (ignoring that it’s apparently been done before):
There is an entire section of zebras at this Islanders game and they are chanting “let’s go refs” and going NUTS for every icing and offside call. pic.twitter.com/lPfY0Bx5j9— Barry Petchesky (@barry) February 1, 2020
Who is your favourite Leafs prospect right now?
|Adam Brooks (don’t worry I know it’s just me)||2|
Have the most Superb of Owls!