from Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun,
- Just because Sergei Fedorov could play defence, or just about any position for that matter, while playing for Scotty Bowman doesn’t mean Marner could do it. The odd forward, Brent Burns to name one, has been able to switch positions that way. The odd defenceman, Red Kelly being the best example, was able to do the opposite. Phil Housley could do both rarely comfortably. I could see Marner being a regular forecheck target if he was put on defence for more than the occasional shift.
- When radio broadcasters from the Maple Leafs and Raptors didn’t travel on the road during COVID-19, that made some sense. It doesn’t anymore. Having a Hall of Fame broadcaster like Joe Bowen working from home when the Leafs play on the road is an insult to Bowen and an insult to radio listeners. I completely understand if the underfunded stations don’t want to pay for travel, but then Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment should pay. Paul Jones and Eric Smith need to be with the Raptors, just as Bowen and Jim Ralph need to be with the Leafs. This is the largest city in Canada treating its radio broadcasters like they’re working in Hooterville.
- There are almost silly rumblings about that the NHL is considering a third expansion to Atlanta, which makes zero sense, which is why it might happen.
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