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Hockey Notes On A Monday Morning

from Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun,

- The Zach Bogosian story hasn’t been told in full since he left the Leafs. He didn’t necessarily enjoy his only season in Toronto. The COVID-19 protocols made it difficult for his wife and children, who left Toronto halfway through the season. He didn’t want anything to do with another year in Canada. He left for Tampa where he said “they just get it.”

- Hyman keeps talking about how much he loves Edmonton. I guess if you say it often enough, you will start believing it. What he will love, though, is playing with Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl, the NHL’s top two scorers. The arena is beautiful, the team is on the rise — the city, well, it’s Edmonton.

- Don’t know what was worse: Montreal picking Mailloux in the first round or how they handled the choice or how owner Geoff Molson then called a news conference to explain the situation, but excluded all kinds of media in doing so. How amateurish was that?

- Department of strange: The Carolina Hurricanes want to win the Stanley Cup and wanted Frederik Andersen in goal as their starter, not Petr Mrazek or Alex Nedeljkovic in goal.

- he Leafs haven’t confirmed it, but there is no room for Joe Thornton on the payroll next season. And no place for him on the ice.

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Simmons always comes across like jerk in print.

Posted by pnwwing on 08/02/21 at 01:35 PM ET

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- Don’t know what was worse: Montreal picking Mailloux in the first round or how they handled the choice or how owner Geoff Molson then called a news conference to explain the situation, but excluded all kinds of media in doing so. How amateurish was that?

You were never going to be happy anyways, so maybe just accept that and move on Steve.

Posted by TreKronor on 08/02/21 at 02:37 PM ET

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Steve is a wanna be athlete who could never be one. So now crap about things he knows nothing about!

Posted by Stump23 on 08/02/21 at 03:51 PM ET

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Damn man…. So good Ol’ Jumbo Joe Thornton getting squeezed out by Leafs !

That blows ! 

Hope he can latch on somewhere (for “hockey’s” sake)......I guess it starts getting tough when you’re reaching your Mid-40’s -  L.O.L. !

What a career eh ?

BIGFOOT

Posted by BIGFOOT88 on 08/02/21 at 07:41 PM ET

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“Simmons always comes across like jerk in print.” 

You think he’s better in person?  If anything I’d bet he’s worse.

Came here to point out the obvious; that Simmons is a supercilious dick, I see that I’m in good company.

Posted by dwgs on 08/03/21 at 06:43 AM ET

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