The Maple Leafs begin a two-game weekend road trip tonight at Madison Square Garden in New York where they take on the Rangers.
Forward Nikolai Kulemin has enlisted the services of Nik Antropov to act as his translator, when addressing the media.
The axe falls on Denis Savard in Chicago, with Joel Quenneville earning the nod behind the Blackhawks bench.
To no one’s surprise, Steve Yzerman will manage Canada’s men’s hockey team at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.
Here are the headlines of stories relating to the Leafs and the Marlies in the news this morning:
Leafs NHL News
- Leafs coach looks to the road to tighten things up Toronto Sun
- Nothing lost in translation Toronto Sun
- Kulemin’s homework starts with English 101 Toronto Star
- Kulemin understands meaning of ‘score’ National Post
- Maple Leafs Game Day National Post
- Luke hits Manhattan Toronto Sun
- Leafs blue line getting a bit crowded Toronto Star
- Leafs could use a saviour like Habs’ Gillett Toronto Star
- Fights reveal contrasts between Leafs, Rangers Toronto Star
- Stajan, Hollweg Circumstances Different FAN 590
- Reimer Reassigned to Reading TorontoMarlies.com
NHL and Hockey News
- Offside Friday — NHL lacks Madonna domination Toronto Sun
- Yzerman to lead ’10 team: Gretzky Ottawa Sun
- Decisions, decisions Toronto Sun
- Canada’s golden boy Toronto Sun
- KHL to probe death Toronto Sun
- Renney felt young Russian had bright future The Globe And Mail
- Blackhawks give Savard the axe AP
- Savard pays price for slow start The Globe And Mail
- Judge allows evidence on Frost’s coaching style National Post
- Burrows wins it for Canucks AP
- Brodeur creeps closer to record AP
- Goodfellas story parallels Cherry’s life The Globe And Mail