Tonight's tangle with the Bruins in Boston (7 p.m. Leafs TV) gives us a chance to revisit a number of juicy storylines.
You might remember that these two teams made a rather significant trade involving Phil Kessel and a pile of draft picks. You might also remember that young Boston goaltending stud Tukka Rask was once a top Toronto prospect, eventually traded to Beantown for Andrew Raycroft as the Leafs decided Justin Pogge had the brighter future.
Mirtle, who is on the road in Boston to cover the game, will be by later with any news from the morning skates. We're also taping another episode of the Hockey Roundtable Podcast this afternoon.
Until then, the links:
It's tempting to compare Kessel's season thus far to Tyler Seguin's, but Mirtle says that isn't fair.
Toronto Sun columnist Mike Zeisberger writes on Kessel ahead of his return to Boston.
The Sun's Rob Longley asks Seguin what it's like for a Brampton boy to be the enemy this week.
Toronto Star reporter Kevin McGran reminds us that "The Bruins locker room is filled with collateral damage of Leaf trades."
The Star's Mark Zwolinksi on Luca Caputi getting the call to replace the injured Colby Armstrong.
Michael Langlois at Vintage Leaf Memories offers up a quiz to test your hockey knowledge.
Ryan Dixon at The Hockey News on Kessel's fast start.
Everyone loves trade rumours. Maplestirup.com helps you get your fix.
Stephen Harris at BostonHerald.com on the rough reception awaiting Kessel.
Know your enemy: The Boston Globe's Kevin Paul Dupont on the Bruins' top-scoring trio of Milan Lucic, David Krejci and Nathan Horton.