Today is November 11th, making it Remembrance Day in many countries around the world. This year, in Canada the day will be partially derailed due to controversial comments made Saturday night by one man.
In hockey, Remembrance Day has a lot of meaning. There is a fascinating history of hockey players involved in wars. I happen to have some friends and family who formerly or are currently serving in the military in some capacity. I might have opinions on wars and military in general, but there was a line in the show NCIS that’s always stuck with me about that: you don’t have to support war to support the men and women who fight in them.
War can be a very divisive topic in normal circumstances. Remembrance Day, to me, is always a day where we can separate the difficult realities of war to give special thanks to people who gave up so much during pivotal moments in history.
ONTO THE LINKS
Recap: Chicago won it in the first, and held on against Leafs relentless pressure | by Katya
2 games, 2 exits: Mitch Marner and Timothy Liljegren are both hurt | by Katya
Mitch Marner is sidelined for four weeks | by elseldo
PPP: Peterborough Petes Prospects | a great Fanpost by JimboJet77
Back to Excited Episode 80: Real or Fake | by Arvind and AT Fulemin
Mike Babcock Post Game, Blackhawks 5 vs. Leafs 4: “I thought [Matthews & Nylander] were dominant” | by MLHS Staff
Mirtle Mailbag: Will the Maple Leafs make a trade? How can they get another goalie? Fixing the power play and more | by James Mirtle. It’s no Fulebag.
Ending the day with the kind of quality content we all deserve.
Auston Matthews had four assists and 14 shot attempts tonight, including 10 on net. He’s now third in the league in shots on goal (to MacKinnon and Ovechkin) and on pace for 108 points.— Scott Wheeler (@scottcwheeler) November 11, 2019
william nylander is now on pace for 30 goals and 65 points while sporting a team leading 57.4% CF and is 2nd (behind matthews) in xG with a 56.25% xG pic.twitter.com/IzBPL6u4pV— rahef 🍂✨ (@rahef_issa) November 11, 2019
Never separate them, Babs.