Yesterday the Marlies got Joe Woll, Pontus Holmberg and Alex Steeves back to play the two periods of a game against the Moose that was previously suspended due to a medical emergency in the stands. Erik Källgren joined the Leafs to make things conform to the CBA rules.
"Ultimately it was that start that gave us our chance to find a win today."— Toronto Marlies (@TorontoMarlies) February 14, 2023
Hear from Nick Abruzzese, Joseph Woll and Greg Moore in Monday's post-game media mash. #MarliesLive pic.twitter.com/BVtQxdk3AF
Because the game is officially listed as occurring on January 13th, this win gives the Marlies a franchise record streak of nine wins.
The Marlies play a school day game tomorrow at 11 am. Go if you dare, take your earplugs, though.
From taking a big hit to scoring four goals in his first game, these players recall the exact moment they knew they made it to the show. pic.twitter.com/nlxpcBNk9R— NHLPA (@NHLPA) February 13, 2023
“I got hit!”, “This scary NHL guy shot the puck at me!”, “I scored four goals.” (Not all rookies are created equally.)
We talked with .@CapFriendly about the story of how they started, their biggest moments, and how they've become everyone's go-to source for contract and salary cap info.— The Win Column (@wincolumnCGY) February 13, 2023
Read our Q&A here! https://t.co/UZmH5cLlQJ
Maple Leafs GM Kyle Dubas iterated his trade deadline strategy. But what do other NHL executives believe Toronto will do before March 3?@PierreVLeBrun asked around:https://t.co/C3VxWtGKmR— The Athletic NHL (@TheAthleticNHL) February 13, 2023
The ongoing saga of Zachary L’Heureux, suspended indefinitely at the moment for spearing a fan, is one where you can see that maybe, just maybe some kind of intervention was needed before he got his ninth suspension in junior hockey:
NHL prospect suspended after allegedly jabbing fan with stick at Olympiques game | CBC News
This is the sixteen-year-old fan’s thoughts:
According to league records, L’Heureux has been suspended nine times in three seasons (including last week’s incident) for everything from high sticking to fighting on the ice. He’s been benched for a total of 27 games.
“The important thing is that he gets on track and stops being such a hothead on the ice and now at ... fans,” Coulter said.
“He has a promising future ... It’s just important that he get his head in the game.”
Dear QMJHL, a random teen who has been attacked by one of your players has his head more in the game than you.
Repeating this because it’s not that i wrote it but it’s about who these kids are, what they are shouldering, and how they are persevering.— John Wawrow (@john_wawrow) February 14, 2023
Ukrainian Peewees playing through reminders of war at home (from @AP) https://t.co/mRLxfOCUW2
His Leafs rumours are usually wrong, but this is legit:
GARRIOCH: Hollywood star Ryan Reynolds picks Remington Group to co-star in Senators bid, via @ottawasuncom https://t.co/gElKUoWqYB— Bruce Garrioch (@SunGarrioch) February 14, 2023
Remington Group is a GTA builder of everything from more of the wide suburban sea to downtown (Markham) towers and retail/commercial. The key to their offer seems to be the ability to actually build the new Ottawa arena that the team requires and the city wants.
Other bidders are listed in the article as being “front-runners” likely because they have money in the hands of fewer individuals. While the NHL now allows more complex ownership schemes, it’s always felt to me like the league prefers a simpler construction of a one-person or one-corporation ownership.
But I can’t help but look at Tampa, where the ownership is profiting off of related real-estate development and think this is a very good model for a small(er) market team to flourish.
We’ll see where it goes, but the price tag might just make some other owners wonder if now is the time to sell up.
Happy Tuesday everyone.