Good Morning Leafs fans! I feel like we haven’t talked since last year (get used to jokes like those, they’ll keep coming for the next week or so). Unfortunately, the Leafs weren’t able to get a final win in 2017 as they fell to bright lights and loud sounds of Vegas and their Golden Knights. On the bright side, there is something that can always reassure us and make us smile (or should I say, someone):

Praise Auston Matthews.

Now the Leafs are set to take on the beast of the NHL. The team projected to win the Stanley Cup on the coattails of Steven Stamkos and Nikita Kucherov, who are both in the top ten in league scoring... That should be fun.

In Case You Missed It

The Best of PPP in 2017 - Pension Plan Puppets
2017 was an eventful year for us at PPP and of course the Leafs. Take a look back at all the great things that happened here.

Former Toronto Maple Leaf Mark Arcobello named to USA Olympic hockey roster - Pension Plan Puppets
A name from the "Sign player in the off-season to deal at deadline" era. Good luck Mark! (Go Canada!)

Around the Hockey World

Centre of Attention: Galchenyuk vs. Drouin - Eyes On The Prize
In a world where your management group decides that one is a winger and one is a center when they could actually be better as a center and winger respectively, meet Alex Galchenyuk and Jonathan Drouin.

How the Vegas Golden Knights’ bunch of bad ideas became a miracle in the desert - The Globe and Mail
Other 15 teams set not to make the playoffs: TELL ME HOW!?!

Happy Tuesday Leafs fans. Keep on Be-Leafing