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So @kyledubas's signing to head hockey operations with the @penguins is quite suggestive as to what went down in #LeafsForever land.

There may have been financial issues. There may have been family issues. Most of all, however, were issues of control and autonomy.
My speculation is that Dubas found himself taking responsibility (and pressure) for decisions he was not alone in making (and that were subject to veto). If everyone was going to hold him accountable for those decisions, he wanted those decisions to be his.
Thus when Dubas's agent approached Brendan Shanahan with a revised contract, Shanahan concluded that Dubas wanted much more control at Shanahan's expense.

Shanahan wasn't willing to give that up.
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I asked AI to reimagine all 32 @NHL mascots. 🏒

Warning: The images below cannot be unseen.

Photo 🧵:
Metropolitan Division (1/2)

#LetsGoCanes | #CBJ
#NJDevils | #Isles ImageImageImageImage
Metropolitan Division (2/2)

#NYR | #FueledByPhilly
#LetsGoPens | #ALLCAPS ImageImageImageImage
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So I see where #91 scored a critical third period go-ahead goal in the Toronto-Montreal game.

No, not that #91. #LeafsForever
Seconds later, however, #91 sets up a game-tying goal.

Yes, that #91. #LeafsForever
But it wasn't enough. MTL 4, TOR 3. 18.4 seconds left.
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So #Leafs, #MapleLeafs and #LeafsForever fans, since you’ve had just over 24 hours to fully digest what happened - yet again - to your beloved team, let’s talk about the why, shall we?

Thread time. 🧵
So, every year, y’all approach the year that most hockey fans do - “We got a great team, can’t wait for the games to start,” but y’all do it with a Biff Tannen Twist:

Y’all believe that your names are already engraved on the Cup, as does the Toronto Sports Media.
And so y’all go into the regular season with some deluded idea that your best hopes are inevitable and that your crown is just that - yours. And this idea foments, grows, and festers as it is pumped up by Leafs fans and Toronto Sports Media all season long.
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As a Brazilian hockey and soccer fan who likes soccer jerseys and loves to see jersey concepts for hockey I couldn't help but to wonder how they would look like and since I didn't find something like that I created one for each team! Image
Disclaimers: soccer jerseys usually have a sponsor and since we don't have that in NHL I simply used the helmet sponsors (for those cool guys that don't have one like Avs and Flyers I used the one from arena naming rights)

Teams are in abbreviation order!

Ok let's go!
1 - Anaheim Ducks
#FlyTogether @AnaheimDucks @DucksBRA

It's pretty simple but I think it looks fine, didn't want to mess something Image
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OTD in 1959, after taking a shot from Andy Bathgate in the nose, Jacques Plante leaves the game & returns wearing a mask.

This is a (mega) thread to Plante & to the mask wearers who followed. Some great goalies/masks do not appear & some appear more than once.

Gerry Cheevers and his iconic mask. The first to have markings on it. #NHLBruins

I considered doing a thread just on Michel Dion's mask.

#Pens #LetsGoPens
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#BREAKING: The Ontario Government has announced they are allowing 550 fully vaccinated frontline healthcare workers, including hospital and LTC staff to be invited to attend the Toronto Maple Leafs & Montreal Canadiens Game 7 at Scotiabank Arena tonight.
#MORE: MLSE will be covering the cost for allowing healthcare workers in and will provide free jerseys to each one of them!
We have not heard how tickets will be distributed. CP24 has reached out to the Ford Government and MLSE on how things will work out.

I will update once we hear!
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🧵Nicole & I had a bylaw officer come to our door today to provide us with an official warning. The reason? She (who btw was a wonderful, caring, gentle, & thoughtful officer who was doing her job, & I will tolerate no slurs against her or her colleagues) received a call 1/
that kids in our #HamOnt neighbourhood were congregating unsafely. Ours and our neighbour's house were id'd as the houses of concern. How were our children congregating unsafely you ask? Were they gathering indoors to play video games, or drink, or just hang out? Nope. They 2/
were congregating unsafely b/c they were playing street hockey. Street hockey. Our neighbours have 5 kids. We have 4. These kids are not allowed to be at school, and have been working diligently on school work all day, indoors. They are not allowed to participate in 3/
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Como estamos a las puertas de la nueva temporada de la NHL y el verano se ha hecho muuuuuy largo, que mejor que arrancar motores comentando un poco a cada una de las 31 franquícias de la liga.

Va, va! Que ya empieza esto!


Con un año normal de lesiones y contando con un goalie del calibre de Gibson, los Ducks deberían volver a ser mucho mejor equipo. Dar minutos y roles importantes a jóvenes como Comtois, Terry y Steel, sería una excelente noticia para su futuro.

Atención a: Ondrej Kase

Tiene un historial de lesiones preocupante pero siempre es un jugador que destaca. Anaheim necesitará de su talento goleador para salir del pozo.
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