Rumour has it that Alex Pietrangelo, who hasn’t yet signed a new contract with the St. Louis Blues, may be looking at Toronto or Vegas, if he isn’t able to reach an agreement with the Blues. There’s only three weeks left before the defenseman would hit the market, and he’s indicated in recent interviews that there still hasn’t been much progress in the negotiations. With this in mind, here’s some reasons why the current Blues captain just might be headed north to join the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Reasons why Pietrangelo might be coming to Toronto:
- He’s from Ontario, so moving here would put him closer to friends and family
- Toronto’s training facilities are often brought up as a major perk of playing here
- Not to mention all the sponsorship deals and opportunities
- The Leafs are young, exciting, and really need a defenceman/
Reasons why he might not be:
- We have no money :(/
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Reporting with @DarrenDreger: Multiple sources say #FlaPanthers expected to soon part ways with assistant coach Mike Kitchen after an alleged physical altercation with Panthers player on the bench this season.— Frank Seravalli (@frank_seravalli) September 15, 2020
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Former NHL player Akim Aliu establishes BIPOC youth hockey team in Toronto
The team was founded by Aliu’s Time to Dream Foundation, and made its debut last weekend.
This weekend we had the privilege to create the first BIPOC all Minority hockey team. A historical couple days, We are overwhelmed with emotion. Hopes are high for a smoother path for the next generation. Thank you @RBC & @cbcsports for your support. #TimeToDream pic.twitter.com/96DQLuWrZJ— TIME TO DREAM Foundation (@ttdfoundation) September 15, 2020
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