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Pension Plan Puppets Feb 3, 2016

Peter Holland completes beautiful Toronto puzzle, Frank Corrado tries to shame him

Hey, that's a really pretty puzzle, though - I'd be proud, too. Of course, Peter Holland loves Toronto. For one thing, it's very difficult to not love Toronto; for another thing, he's actually from the city, so that adds a whole other layer to it. And he even gets to play for his childhood team: the perfect story. Well, the Maple Leafs aren't playing today, and there was also the matter of that whole All-Star Break that gave everyone not named Leo Komarov several days off. So it looks like Holland has taken at least some of that time and spent it wisely: he completed a puzzle of...
Pension Plan Puppets Feb 2, 2016

James Reimer playing his 200th NHL game tonight

Of course, all 200 have been with the Maple Leafs. This won't be the 200th game he's started - it'll be his 181st - but it will be the 200th time James Reimer takes to NHL ice. Originally drafted by the Toronto Maple Leafs 99th overall in the 2006 NHL entry draft - and without many notable names after him (although the Leafs also drafted Leo Komarov 180th overall the same year!) - it's been a wild ride for the 27-year-old. The Leafs are the only organization Reimer has ever known, and as he was acquired in 2006, technically, no other Leaf has been with the organization longer. And it's been...
Pension Plan Puppets Feb 1, 2016

Leo Komarov answers questions for the Players' Tribune, is adorable, has terrible handwriting

It's impossible not to love this guy. The All-Star Break may be over, but we aren't quite done hearing from the players just yet! We've gotten Leo Komarov's "accounts" of the weekend already, but thanks to the Players' Tribune, we have a little more to learn about Leo, via his What the Blank? NHL All-Star Edition. Linked above, witness Komarov's not-great handwriting (I think that last word in his first answer is "slapshot", but I'm not sure if it's actually anything at all), his love, appreciation, and possible fear of Dion Phaneuf, his creativity (his shootout move would be called "great...
Pension Plan Puppets Jan 31, 2016

2016 NHL All-Star Game final score in Leo Komarov's "own" words

Leo Komarov once again weighs in on the 1-0 ASG loss by Team Atlantic, and John Scott is the real and actual MVP. Hello. It is me once more time, Leo Komarov. May be you read my blogging post yesterday. Today I'm apologize for not play hard. Truth: I was hung over. I'm type at you from bar on phone after game so I am write short post. Today I play in bag skate NHL pretend is "All Star Game." What. Is three-on-three for long time, I want to die!! Woman interview me after game, and I say truth: "Is not really fit my style, but I try my best out there." OK you caught me, I lie. I did not try...
Pension Plan Puppets Jan 31, 2016

NHL All-Star Game chat: Leo Komarov takes the ice for the Atlantic Division

Leo Komarov joins Captain Jarmoir Jagr and the Atlantic Division Team to compete for the All-Star games $1,000,000 prize. Coverage on CBC kicks off at 5:00PM EST. NBCSN has a pre-game show beginning at 4:30PM. Remember the format has been changed to a  mini-tournament of 20 minute 3-on-3 hockey games, pitting divisions against at each other. The Atlantic division team will play against the Metropolitan team, then the Central division team will play the Pacific team. The winners of each game will face off for a final championship game. The start time of the games will be staggered...
Pension Plan Puppets Jan 31, 2016

NHL All-Star Skills Competition 2016 results in Leo Komarov's "own" words

The Skills Competition was largely pointless for Maple Leafs fans, so here is the night from Uncle Leo's point of view. Josh Yohe ‏@JoshYohe_PGH 37s38 seconds ago Letang said Leo Komarov approached him today and apologized for the hit from behind earlier this season. Hello. My name is Leo Komarov. None of you can say correct, but it all right because you from Canada. I see John Scott writing very nice Player Tribune post and think, I can do better. I write about All Star Game and explain how I forget to be in one event for Maple Leafs. I represent Maple Leafs here at game. I am proud,...
Toronto Sun Jan 30, 2016
Maple Leafs' Komarov loving ASG experience

Maple Leafs' Komarov loving ASG experience

When Steven Stamkos and Leo Komarov were standing beside each other for the introductions of the competitors at the 2016 NHL Skills Competition here on Saturday evening, Maple Leafs fans wondered if these two might be linemates next season.
Pension Plan Puppets Jan 29, 2016

Howdy to you too, Uncle Leo

It's clear that Leo Komarov has been enjoying his day in Nashville. About one block North of Bridgestone Arena, right down the main drag of Broadway that houses all of the infamous honkeytonks of Nashville, there is a boot and hat company named Big Time Boots. You can't actually miss it because it's literally RIGHT THERE as you round the corner from Bridgestone. Uncle Leo must've taken the people from Maple Leafs social media on a shopping trip today, because Maple Leafs twitter turned into one big Leo-in-Southwestern-clothing appreciation site. Here he is, the most Finnish guy ever in the...
Pension Plan Puppets Jan 29, 2016

2016 NHL All-Star Skills Competition rosters: Leo Komarov in two events

"Last night I went out to a piano bar, and it was great. We don't have too much of that in Finland." Imagine you're representing the Toronto Maple Leafs at the NHL All-Star Game in Nashville, Tennessee. How would you feel about the experience, and what would you do? Turns out NHL players are big fans of each other, and the most exciting part of it all for Uncle Leo Komarov was to meet other hockey players. "It feels unreal and I'm really going to enjoy the four days I'm here, and I'm lucky I'm here. When you walk around the city, there's a lot of hockey here right now. It feels good. I...
Pension Plan Puppets Jan 26, 2016

Aleksander Barkov invites Leo Komarov to presser, Komarov doesn't come

For shame. So you may have heard that the Florida Panthers signed 2013 second overall draft pick Aleksander Barkov to a contract extension. What does this have to do with the Toronto Maple Leafs, you ask? Well, Barkov invited fellow Finnish-Russian player Leo Komarov - who is in Florida tonight, as the Panthers host the Leafs in Toronto's penultimate game before the All-Star Break - to the press conference officially announcing his extension. @KevinSpacey thanks 4 the good luck I'm in for 6 more years noon presser tomorrow @LKomarov your invited...Thanks @FlaPanthers @Dougielarge —...
Pension Plan Puppets Jan 19, 2016

PPP Midseason Roundtable, Part 2: The Players

Yesterday, we looked at what to expect of the team on the rest of the schedule. Today: we look at the players. See Part 1 here. Today: we look at individual performance of the Leafs at the halfway point of the 2014-15 season. (5) What player has been the biggest surprise so far this season? KATYA: Parenteau. SCOTT: We all knew Parenteau was still talented, but after the year he had last year I don't think any of us expected Babcock to take such a liking to him or him to score like he has. FIDDY: Leo Komarov. ELSELDO: Komarov has legitimately played like a top 6 forward when given the...

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