Good morning Toronto Maple Leafs fans!
Today is the first pre-season game, and you can feel a little tingle of hockey in the air. It’s going to be sloppy, it will probably mostly be guys who won’t make the team, there will only be 10,000 fans in the stands but dammit it’s a hockey game and that’s all that matters.
Not really, because it’s pre-season but that’s fine. The Leafs host the Canadiens tonight, and we’ll have a preview for that later today.
Also announced yesterday is the first NHL jersey patch sponsor. The Washington Capitals and Caesars Sportsbook have teamed up to put a glaringly obvious and giant neon eyesore onto their jerseys. Look at this monstrosity!
if you’re heading to tonight’s game remember to leave your cash at home:
From the new policies now in effect at the Leafs arena which may catch some people off guard if you haven't been there in some time:— Pension Plan Puppets (@PPPLeafs) September 24, 2021
"Scotiabank Arena is a fully cash-free venue that only accepts debit and credit cards, including major contactless and payment methods" https://t.co/jQFcBukhC5
Around Leafs camp we got some stories:
Maple Leafs’ Tavares hosted players-only getaway: ‘We kept it real’
'Potential is strong' for Ritchie to stick with Leafs’ top line - TSN.ca
6 Maple Leafs camp notes: Ho-Sang willing to 'sharpen skates' to make team
Some old, old, old faces from PPP popped up on MLHS
The NHL has announced that they’ll be cracking down on cross checking...until owners don’t like losing games on power play goals.
The Canadiens signed some guy, good for them.
It’s game day folks, let’s get ready.
Go Leafs Go!