Good morning from Tokyo and day three at the #Paralympics
Meet Egypt's Ibrahim Hamadtou. He’s competing in table tennis 🏓 here. At 10 years old Hamadtou lost his arms in a train accident. These are his second Paralympics.
To our #NHLAlumni family,
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It’s ok to not be ok.
We are all on one TEAM and together, we can make tomorrow better than today.
.@KatieJStrang was relentlessly great as Islanders beat writer for Newsday. It’s no surprise she’s become an extraordinary investigative journalist. Her words in this New Yorker interview are important. It’s a must-read. twitter.com/ichotiner/stat…
We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of former Maple Leafs draft pick, Jimmy Hayes.
Known for his character and kindness around the league, Jimmy will be dearly missed by all.
Our thoughts are with the entire Hayes family during this difficult time.
The NHL sends its love and deepest condolences to the families of junior hockey players Caleb Reimer, Ronin Sharma and Parker Magnuson who tragically passed away in a car accident on Saturday.
Rest in peace boys. ❤️🙏
Whoa whoa whoa! Andre De Grasse improves on his PB 9.89 in Tokyo to 9.74 in his 100m win today on the Diamond League circuit in Oregon. It was wind assisted so awaiting confirmation if that’s a new CDN record. But c’mon, how amazing! @De6rasse
“Let’s face it, they’re not making the playoffs next year. It’s just so sad. It’s like a forgotten decade.”
Buffalo's extended playoff drought coupled with the hurdles of COVID-19 have made Sabres season tickets a tough sell.
A little programming note:
I’ll be on-site at the Women’s world championships for the next 2 weeks here in Calgary. Will still be around if the Flames do anything notable! But the tournament will be a key focus.
Then I’ll disappear for some vacation before we dive into camp!
The Raptors, Maple Leafs and Toronto FC will require proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result for all attendees starting in mid-September.
These protocols will apply to:
◻️ Scotiabank Arena
◻️ BMO Field
Unvaccinated NHL players could see a financial hit this upcoming season.
"When you hit them in the wallet," said one team executive, "people tend to come around."
✍️ @RussoHockey & @KatieJStrang
Leafs organizational changes: Wes Clark named Director of Amateur Scouting, Eric Joyce named Director of Pro Scouting.
Some background info on Clark from last year’s story: theathletic.com/1904579/2020/0…
10 years ago today, we lost Rick Rypien.
We remember and honour Ryp by keeping his legacy alive, and helping empower kids on and off the ice to make a positive impact in their daily lives.
Know that you are not alone. Ask for help.
Project 11 ➡️ wpgjets.co/3AEFSco
Matthews wasn't initially expected to need surgery but after increasing his on-ice training earlier this week there was discomfort. Leafs say that "after consultations with specialists and team medical staff, surgery was the recommended course of action."