Not too long ago, Winnipeg Jets* fans earned one of the three stars of the game for equalling exactly 15,016 in attendance. More recently, Nassau Coliseum earned one of the three stars for having the Isles play a playoff game in it.
I think it’s time that the Leafs stop selfishly hogging the three stars among their players, when the real heroes of the team continue to go unacknowledged. Therefore, I present to you the three stars of the Toronto Maple Leafs:
Third Star — Carlton the Bear
Carlton doesn’t make many appearances these days, mostly due to the pandemic. But he’s also been staying behind the scenes, running soup orders from Jack Campbell to John Tavares while he recovers from his injury. His unwavering support and enthusiasm for the team earns him the third star.
Second Star — Canada
The Toronto Maple Leafs would be nothing without this great nation of ours. It gave birth to the sport we love, and it chose Toronto to be the center of the universe — not just for hockey, but indeed it serves as the important cultural and intellectual hub for all of Canada.
First Star — This Hot Dog Stand
One lone hot dog cart, plying his street meat wares in a battle to singlehandedly nourish one of the Leafs’ most important players. This level of dedication and going to the dirty areas is truly an inspiration to us all.
ONTO THE LINKS
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AROUND THE HOCKEY WORLD
Reaves gets two minutes for interference against Suter pic.twitter.com/1Mzl48IpaM— Shayna (@hayyyshayyy) May 29, 2021
Some front office movement:
LA is making an interesting hire: Ryan Kruse as VP of Research & Development. Kruse spent past 7 years with MLB’s Chicago Cubs. As tracking data grows in NHL, you’re going to see a number of teams build out their analytics department. He’s going to do this with the Kings.— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) May 28, 2021
This was really cool
2021 #OHLDraft Prospect Profile 🏒:— OntarioHockeyLeague (@OHLHockey) May 28, 2021
Touted as one of @ALLIANCE_Hockey's top goaltenders, @EMCChiefs netminder Taya Currie's quickness, competitiveness and determination has her up on the #OHL radar and poised for a bright future 🎥 pic.twitter.com/WXWGYLpgKq
Awesome!!! Thanks for tagging me. Wishing Taya all the best 🙌🏼— Shannon Szabados (@ShannonSzabados) May 28, 2021
Have a great Saturday everyone!