Happy Friday all. Did you enjoy this last game? If you did, you can politely ask the Leafs to start over on the weekend where they have a back-to-back game with trips to the AHL, and both games are on the road.
Saturday is in Minnesota and Sunday is in Winnipeg. I’m sorry, I really hate these airport jokes, so you’ll have to make your own. Note the time, Sunday’s game is at 8 p.m. EST.
The Leafs are yet to hear about Petr Mrázek’s expulsion or any other roster changes. Kirill Semyonov returns to Avangard Omsk in the KHL, so I wish him good luck.
Jerseys have been revealed for the Stadium Series, a good game between Nashville and Tampa Bay. I would love to see more places teams that make some people laugh at their lack of snow and play outdoor games. If we could have the Panthers at this game in Hamilton, wouldn’t that be a lot more fun? Anyway there are jerseys to make fun of:
There was an exchange yesterday, proof that the guards should never unpack their things:
Buffalo was in desperate need of a keeper, but not a very good keeper.
The Buffalo Sabers have recalled goaltender Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen from the Rochester Americans (AHL) and activated forward Casey Mittelstadt from the IR.
Goalkeeper Dustin Tokarski has been placed in the NHL’s Covid-19 protocol. pic.twitter.com/nfSNYdyNOj
– Sabres PR (@SabresPR) December 2, 2021
In completely unrelated news, Shane Wright leads the OHL in points for U18 skaters with 22 in 19 games.
There was a setback Thursday over a Forbes report that said the Coyotes were for sale. Let’s be honest, just like business rumors, everything is still for sale. But the Coyotes have vigorously denied that, even reaching out to insiders like Chris Johnston to unequivocally tell him that they totally want to build an arena (again) in Tempe (this time) and that they don’t. not moving to Houston (yet).
This insider trading episode is notable because Darren Dreger is very unusually outspoken about how the Senators can’t exactly negotiate their path to success given how many holes they have on the roster.
I’m posting this because the ‘points in the AHL so he’s good’ meme makes me laugh like no other:
See also: Call Ho-Sang because he scored that one goal !!!!
Ah it reminds me of memories:
#Habs Suzuki in jersey and cap thrown on the ice in the 3rd period: “Not a good feeling for the players… it’s hard to be booed but the supporters are used to productive teams and I can see why they are angry. Suzuki said he saw a 4 on the jersey and thought it could have been his.
– John Lu (@JohnLuTSNMtl) December 3, 2021
Whoa, the Senses beat someone up!
9th time in the last 13 games, Canes has scored 2 goals or less.
Carolina 6-6-1 in the last 13. That 9-0-0 start dates back a generation
– Adam Gold (@AGoldFan) December 3, 2021
I’m sure other things have happened, but it’s enough to start your day. Had a good time.