It’s All Saints’ Day, also known as the day your co-workers dump mountains of leftover candy in the office kitchen and politely request that you eat all of it so that they don’t. The candy is beckoning to you right now! Miniature Aero and Caramilk bars, rolls of Rockets, those chewy caramel things you just throw in the trash, and foil pouches of Lays with five potato chips inside.
You will either find this to be a great day or a horrible one.
In either case, it’s the third day in a row without a Maple Leafs game. They will finally be back in action tomorrow night to face the Flyers on Hockey Night in Canada.
In the meantime, here’s some of our boys in blue dressing up for Halloween.
Hop in the Mystery Machine, there’s a case to solve in the Upside Down 🎃— Toronto Maple Leafs (@MapleLeafs) November 1, 2019
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The Marlies made a road trip pit stop in Toronto yesterday and Dicky Clune made us love him even more.
Marlies playing music 🎼 at practice to energize players, sharpen focus— Mark Masters (@markhmasters) October 31, 2019
Keefe: "There aren't many areas of life that aren't enhanced by presence of music"
DJ Clune: "Some days I'll take requests & some days it's, 'No, I'm listening to Stevie Nicks ..."https://t.co/rk6k9deStp
Yost: Barrie struggles through first month with Toronto Maple Leafs - TSN
”Right now, the Tyson Barrie results are ugly, and the inability to suppress dangerous scoring chances against is indicative of a larger issue that has plagued this franchise for a few seasons.”
Matthew Tkachuk goes between the legs at high speed.
Dahlin has struggled to find consistency at even-strength - Die By The Blade
This may be Krueger’s first real test as head coach of the Sabres. He needs to figure out what is prohibiting Rasmus Dahlin from playing the style we saw last season.
Why Klingberg’s Response To Polak Injury Should Be The Standard - Defending Big D
Let’s hope that NHL players today are learning that long-term health is worth more than upholding some idea of "hockey tough".
Ovi Still Rules - Japers' Rink
So far on the 2019-2020 campaign, Alex Ovechkin has registered a shot on goal on 58% of his 5v5 shot attempts, which considerably exceeds his previous highwater mark of 52%.
Letestu Out Six Months (Or More) With Myocarditis - Arctic Ice Hockey
A heart inflammation will keep the veteran sidelined long-term.
Speaking of the Jets and “injuries,” what is happening with Dustin Byfuglien? No one outside himself, his agent, and Winnipeg Jets General Manager Kevin Cheveldayoff seem to know for sure. The facts are that he was suspended without pay by the team for failing to report to training camp—a decision billed as mutually agreeable at the time—implying he was pondering retirement. Now it has come out he had ankle surgery last week which will require many weeks of recovery. The Jets appear to have been taken by surprise he did this. If it was a hockey related injury, can he now be placed on injured reserve even if he never reported for his physical at the start of the season? There’s more question than answers on this one for now.