Welcome back! The Toronto Maple Leafs are taking a break from preseason action until Friday night when they travel to Detroit to take on the Red Wings. Mercifully, we only have two of these exhibition contests left before the real thing kicks off next Tuesday. Here’s a plethora of hockey-related links to help you pass the time:
Eric Prime of Sportsnet 590 The Fan and Steve Dangle spoke with Cody Franson after he practiced with Ryerson University’s team yesterday.
Leafs vice-president of hockey operations Dave Poulin was on Sportsnet 590 The Fan yesterday morning, and Maple Leafs Hotstove has the transcript.
Hope In The Big Smoke wonders if Dave Bolland’s injury history is cause for concern, especially considering he’s already hurt and the season hasn’t even started yet.
Tomas Kmec is back for another interview on The LeafsNation, and this time it’s with former Leafs’ defenseman Ryan O’Byrne.
It turns out much of David Clarkson’s salary is from signing bonuses, so he won’t be losing as much money from the ten-game suspension as you may think. From Jared Crozier of SenShot.
This is from September 12, but I missed it and thought I’d share it because it’s full of good info on the Leafs’ top prospects. From Corey Pronman of Hockey Prospectus.
And in case you were wondering, here’s the full list along with a little blurb under each team explaining their ranking.
This post caused quite the stir in my Twitter feed yesterday. I don’t have the legal expertise to comment on whether or not such a charge would hold up in court, but I do think Zack Kassian deserved a much longer suspension. From Tyler Dellow of mc79hockey.
Some guy from Brooklyn is going to be buying the Panthers, but apparently he still wants to keep them in Sunrise. From Pat McGrath of The Rat Trick.
This weekly feature is a must-read. From Megalodon of Battle of California.