IIHF accidently tweets out Canadian Olympic roster, and it looks like Josh Ho-Sang is going to Beijing

IIHF accidently tweets out Canadian Olympic roster, and it looks like Josh Ho-Sang is going to Beijing

I truly feel bad for the IIHF social media person. Scheduled tweets are also the bane of my existence and I’m only dealing with converting mountain time into eastern time.
Nevertheless, I will share their blunder because it provides us with information we were curious about…

Mistimed IIHF Tweet leads to Canada’s men’s Olympic roster being revealed a day early pic.twitter.com/W5q0EocAp1
— Sean Leahy (@Sean_Leahy) January 24, 2022

While it’s not Hockey Canada announcement official, it’s IIHF accidental tweet official, and Josh Ho-Sang appears to be representing Canada in Beijing.
Now, we’ve been through the whole mistaken announcement thing before. The Kerfoot to Seattle fish market video seemed like the real deal, but presented with some accidental information for a second time, yeah we’re going to bite again and send out an early congratulations to Josh who has certainly worked his ass off to get there.
Josh Ho-Sang previously had a tough go of things with Hockey Canada, being left of the Canadian World Junior team, but what we’ve seen from Ho-Sang this year is a player who has put in a tireless effort to rehabilitate an image that he probably didn’t need to rehabilitate in the first place, but he shown his willingness to adapt and he is being rewarded for that work.
Ho-Sang has 20 points in 27 games for the Marlies this season, and has been a regular part of the team’s top six forward group. It’s entirely possible that following his Olympic appearance that …

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Author: Jon Steitzer / The Leafs Nation

Rating the Leafs dogs

If you keep up with the Toronto Maple Leafs on social media, you’d know that they love their pets and even bring them around the ice from time to time. I know the season is right around the corner, but we’re going to have some stress-free fun today and take a page out of WeRateDogs’ book, and rate the loveable Leafs dogs.
Auston Matthews and Felix

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We’re starting off strong with Matthews’ pup, Felix. He seems like a cuddly and dapper fellow, 11/10.
Mitch Marner and Zeus

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Marner has lots of Zeus content on his Instagram and I’m here for it. Zeus is a big fan of hockey sticks and gloves, and clearly meant to be a Leafs dog, 12/10.
John Tavares and Charlie & Bo

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These costumes alone are a 10/10. Charlie and Bo look a little unimpressed, but they’re playing along with the rest of the Tavares gang, so they get a 14/10.
William Nylander and Pablo

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Author: Roxanne Khasow / The Leafs Nation

NHL 21 predicts the rest of William Nylander’s career

It seems that every other day on social media, part of the fan base shares a post about how they really want the Leafs to trade away William Nylander. Each time that happens, his name pops up on the trending tab and the other half of the fans that recognize his value moans and groans about it happening yet again. I lean towards keeping the eighth pick in the 2014 NHL draft on the team and believe his presence helps the Leafs out a ton, even though it looks like he’s “not trying.”
So instead of complaining for the millionth time that not everyone in the fanbase agrees on Nylander’s importance to the team, I decided to turn this into an opportunity to look into the glass ball and see how his career will turn out according to EA Sports. That’s right, we’re doing another career simulation!
I last did this two months ago by simming Mitch Marner’s career with NHL 20 (spoiler alert, he turned out alright). Since that article has come out, a new game was released and I knew it would soon be time to do another one of these articles.
For those who …

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Author: Michael Mazzei / The Leafs Nation

Talking great moments from Blue Jays and Jays Talk history with Mike Wilner

Back when Broken Social Scene’s ‘You Forgot It In People’ was the cool CD to own and the Nokia Flip Phone wasn’t a thing yet, I graduated from Brock University with a degree in English Literature. I dreamed about being a cool screenwriter slash novelist. I was going to type up something great like Mean Streets or Taxi Driver. I was going to pen the next ‘Breakfast of Champions’. My future prospects looked great. They just weren’t looking at me.

As many of you know, I grew up in St. Catharines, a city that was once home to a thriving General Motors, which is now just a red-bricked tombstone from those golden years. After bouncing between poor paying jobs in Niagara, I hit the QEW and headed towards Toronto with big dreams, no cash, all the time in world and miles of road ahead.
I ended up renting a small basement apartment near Eglinton and Laird. The house was located in the affluent neighbourhood of Leaside – the ol’ stomping ground of Stephen Harper. The place where he probably dreamed of being the Prime Minister of Canada.
The first part-time job I got in Toronto was washing dishes …

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Author: Ryan Di Francesco / Blue Jays Nation