Good morning Toronto Maple Leafs fans, do you remember this ad the NHL ran?
It seems that lately, the NHL doesn’t.
First, we go back to last week when two of the big NHL markets fired their GMs...
Canucks clean house, fire GM Jim Benning, head coach Travis Green and others - CBSSports.com
Marc Bergevin fired
Then we hear that the Canucks want to hire the fired Canadiens GM...
Canucks Interested in Marc Bergevin for GM Role - The Hockey News
After that the Philadelphia Flyers fired almost all of their coaches, aside from the terrible one.
Vigneault fired as coach of Flyers, replaced by Yeo
And then on the ice the Winnipeg Jets* have been running around trying to murder their opponents knees, and vice versa, mostly unimpeded by the NHL department of player safety.
Rasmus Sandin leaves the game as the Leafs fall to the Jets
Update: Spezza appeals the 6
Jets’ Pionk suspended 2 games after hit vs. Leafs
Hurricanes defenceman Cole fined $5,000 US for kneeing Jets forward Scheifele | CBC Sports
Gabriel Landeskog and Jacob Trouba drop the gloves after Trouba lays a hit on Nathan MacKinnon. pic.twitter.com/agtCdM63BL— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) December 9, 2021
And then, last night, we move back to off-ice drama with the Arizona Coyotes arena drama coming up once again, this time they face expulsion in 11 days if they don’t pay the rent they’ve been ignoring
If delinquent bills and outstanding invoices are not paid by December 20 at 5 pm MST, ASM has been instructed to deny access to the arena to employees.— Katie Strang (@KatieJStrang) December 9, 2021
Coyotes next home game following that deadline is December 23 against TBL. https://t.co/Yd3kTTKrXA
They already don’t have an arena to play in next season, and now they may not have one to play in next week. However, not paying bills seems to be the Coyotes owners MO,
Delinquent bills and unpaid debts were a recurring theme of this piece, written back in February about the Coyotes organizationhttps://t.co/EZ0RUeJtaq— Katie Strang (@KatieJStrang) December 9, 2021
Of course, the Coyotes owners are all “oopsie daisy, how did that happen?”
Coyotes statement: “We have already launched an investigation to determine how this could have happened and initial indications are that it appears to be the result of an unfortunate human error. Regardless, we deeply regret the inconvenience this has caused...— Craig Morgan (@CraigSMorgan) December 9, 2021
To end on a high note, here’s Leas prospect Ty Voit:
#LeafsForever prospect Ty Voit taps in a buzzer beater in tonight’s game: pic.twitter.com/OA3ra2Zi0F— Josh Simpson (@joshsimpson77) December 9, 2021
The Leafs play the Lightning tonight at 7 on TSN4!
Go Leafs Go!