Welcome back, gossip hounds. Apologies for taking an unexpected week off last Wednesday, but the real-life post election drama for this U.S. resident was a bit too overwhelming to focus on the more lighthearted hockey drama and gossip. Appreciate your understanding.
But that means we can load up a bit this week on the fun and entertaining things happening in and around the league. We’ve got some Halloween costumes, some cute pets, and some Twitter drama to look at! Let’s jump in, shall we?
Leafs Lads (and Ladies – and Babies and Pups?)
Leafs captain John Tavares and his adorable family, including pregnant wife Arynne, kicked off the Halloween season with these heartwarming family photos:
It’s a farm themed halloween for the Tavares family.. picked out for Jace’s love of farm animals, especially ducks 🐥!
— JohnTavaresFDN (@JohnTavaresFDN) October 31, 2020
Cutest farm animals ever!
Elsewhere, most lovable goalie ever Jack Campbell babysat the Leafs’ newest baby (okay, fine, rookie) Nicholas Robertson. They enjoyed a cozy movie night in together:
Anyways Jack Campbell and Nick Robertson are hanging out watching movies together. pic.twitter.com/uc4BAmyhOz
— Mer (@MerOutLoud) November 3, 2020
And continuing the trend of sweet and adorable, Tessa Virtue, who is dating Morgan Rielly, hosted an Instagram live where Morgan and Mitch Marner chimed in with some questions and comments. Tessa joking around with the Leafs brings me immense joy. Also, Virtue-Rielly pup made an appearance!
— morgan rielly gifs (@riellygifs) November 11, 2020
And finally, Leafs star center Auston Matthews is shaving his epic mustache! Don’t worry, it’s for a good cause. See how you can help, and donate to Auston’s Movember fundraiser, here:
— Stephen (@DTSB_98) November 9, 2020
Sid The Kid Getting Hitched?
According to this translation of an interview with Evgeni Malkin, it would appear that The Kid himself, Sidney Crosby, is engaged:
SIDNEY CROSBY IS GETTING MARRIIIIEEEEEED
— Keito P. | Tiny Baldy | Big Arch (@archaicbro) November 10, 2020
Is it true? Has Sid finally been snagged for good?
After a series of interesting tweets about the U.S. election, that culminated in this one
— Mer (@MerOutLoud) November 4, 2020
Tony DeAngelo seemingly deactivated his Twitter account.
Tony DeAngelo deactivated? pic.twitter.com/Pa4BPKDX20
— ty #blacklivesmatter (@chahliecoyle) November 5, 2020
He did return a few days later, with many tweets scrubbed from his timeline. It has been implied that the Rangers stepped in and made him shut it down and delete certain tweets, but the actual story remains unclear at this time.
Quick Hits Around the League
The NHL is still working on what next season will look like
The NHL is exploring short-term hubs, a temporary realignment and a reduced schedule for the 2020-21 season.
— TSN (@TSN_Sports) November 10, 2020
Colin Wilson shared his moving story about his mental health struggles in The Player’s Tribune
In the beginning, it seemed harmless.
— The Players' Tribune (@PlayersTribune) October 29, 2020
And the league determined, somehow, that the charges against Dale Tallon were “unfounded.”
— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) October 29, 2020
Thanks for tuning in week after week, and your patience with our brief hiatus. Stay well, gossip lovers. Don’t forget to check us out on Twitter.