Well, we’ve finished the first week of the NHL season and what has excited us so far?
Auston Matthews has scored five goals and is the league leader.
Auston Matthews has more goals than:— Mike Commito (@mikecommito) October 6, 2019
The Philadelphia Flyers
The Minnesota Wild
The Ottawa Senators
The Boston Bruins
The Chicago Blackhawks
The Dallas Stars
The Columbus Blue Jackets
The San Jose Sharks
The Vancouver Canucks
The New York Islanders
We found out that rookie forward Ilya Mikheyev enjoys soup.
Ilya Mikheyev is on pace for most photos of a Maple Leaf eating soup this season. #LeafsForever pic.twitter.com/mvqoeuGP32— Leafs on Pace (@leafsonpace) October 5, 2019
The Leafs put on convincing wins against the Senators and Blue Jackets, and were pretty good against the Canadiens until they blew a four goal lead and lost in a shootout.
Maple Leafs game 3 recap: Le boo
Maple Leafs fire their way past the Blue Jackets
Game One Recap: Toronto Maple Leafs start slow but beat Ottawa Senators 5-3
The Tampa Bay Lightning went an entire period without a shot.
This is one way of ensuring that last year doesn’t repeat itself. pic.twitter.com/mg44K8mgu4— Alex abolishes the salary cap (@Alex_Scotian) October 7, 2019
Somehow that game went to overtime.
Anthony Mantha had a four goal game.
Oh my god Anthony Mantha pic.twitter.com/As8LnEju7e— Prashanth Iyer (@iyer_prashanth) October 7, 2019
The Winnipeg Jets* continue to sink to Atlanta Thrashers level of suck
somehow not photoshopped pic.twitter.com/Ou6QdsVjF6— Dimitri Filipovic (@DimFilipovic) October 6, 2019
Finally, the Maple Leafs named John Tavares captain.
"It's a real honour. I won't ever take it for granted." #LeafsForever— Toronto Maple Leafs (@MapleLeafs) October 2, 2019
The Leaf: Blueprint Moment presented by @Molson_Canadian. pic.twitter.com/6eyYUXQhvg
Now, the news.
There’s a new, meaner than ever, episode of Back to Excited.
Back to Excited Episode 75: Early Thoughts
The Toronto Marlies won their season opener.
Marlies defeat Senators 4-1 in first game of the new season
A check in on the European prospects.
European Report: Everyone is trying to move up the lineup
A new take on the Leafs game in Columbus.
Sportsnet took a look at Leafs second in command, Morgan Rielly.
What would Morgan Rielly do?: How to become a Maple Leafs leader
Finally, drink lots of water before reading this because it’s going to shoot you past your daily salt intake.
Jack Todd wet his pants with rage that broadcasters would rather make money than show a less popular team.
Jack Todd: Hockey Night in Canada? More like Hockey Night in Toronto
Have a good day everyone!