Another work week in the new world is coming to an end. It feels like it has been 15 days since I last did an FTB but it was only last Friday. It feels so strange, but it’s necessary and I hope you are staying home but at least have someone to talk to, like Morgan Rielly who is spending his self-isolation period with Tessa Virtue.
Morgan Rielly on Tessa Virtue: "We're in it together, trying to keep each other sane, and do our part and just quarantine. I really won't talk about it too much, but I'm really glad I'm not alone."— Kristen Shilton (@kristen_shilton) April 2, 2020
Hopefully you’re eating well like Rielly too.
Rielly said his speciality in the kitchen involves chicken and steak, plus pasta. But he's too afraid to try cooking fish: "I don't want to undercook it, and then we have a whole other situation on our hands."— Kristen Shilton (@kristen_shilton) April 2, 2020
If you are in the mood for a pasta casserole, I have a great recipe for you, Morgan!
While we are adjusting to the new normal, Kyle Dubas has still been conducting the business of the Maple Leafs. Four players were signed to contract for the Leafs and Marlies this week. showing the wheels are still turning at 50 Bay Street, even if no one is actually in the office.
Leafs Sign Filip Kral, Kristians Rubins to Entry-Level Contracts
Toronto Marlies sign Gordie Green and Bobby McMann to AHL contracts
Tomorrow would have been the Leafs game 82, the last of the season.
It’s a rough time for everyone out there for sports media. There have been a lot of layoffs and they keep on coming.
A few minutes ago I was informed the Boston Herald is eliminating my position.— Marisa Ingemi (@Marisa_Ingemi) April 2, 2020
Covering the Bruins was a dream come true. It's been the best experience of my life. It's really tough right now trying to think of not being a Bruins writer anymore.
Thanks for reading.
Meanwhile Brian Burke had some candid comments about his time as Leafs GM.
We were all in hard on Luongo around the time when I got fired. The price would have come down to a lot but we were in the mix. They asked for Gardiner, Kadri and two firsts. Way too step, even for @strombone1 https://t.co/QNto0oM5XU— Brian Burke (@Burkie2020) April 3, 2020
An interesting look at draft pick value in the NHL - PensBurgh
It’s tough to find diamonds in the rough in the draft
Ryan O’Reilly and David Perron voted NHL’s best bromance - St. Louis Game Time
The players have spoken.
10 critical unanswered questions brought on by NHL's pause - Sportsnet.ca
The NHL has a number of issues to sort out as a result of the paused season. Here are 10 of the biggest questions the league faces.