Hello there drama fiends. I won’t lie, your author took a Twitter break and wasn’t super aware of the latest happenings until last night, when our TLN blog daddy Jon told me to check out what had been happening with Evander Kane the last few days. So, everyone, while there are a few other little tidbits to touch on first, we will of course be diving deep into the Kane situation(s).
But first, as is custom, we check in on how our Leafs lads are doing.
Leafs Lads (and Ladies)
Mitch Marner and the Marner Assist Fund will be hosting a stream-a-thon later this month raising money for families in need this winter. I caught a screengrab on Instagram, so be sure to check that out!
Elsewhere, Tessa Virtue and Morgan Rielly are preparing for the holidays, which includes a stocking for each of them and their adorable pup:
— Ann Ice2 (@icetalking2) December 2, 2020
To be honest our Leafs have been a bit quiet this week, so I’m sure they’re all resting up to prepare for the upcoming holiday season and possible training camp. Speaking of which…
Bits and Bites
Will there be a training camp? Well, it seems uncertain right now:
The NHL is soft floating the idea with media if no deal with the NHLPA is reached on the Return to Play, it can unilaterally invoke Force Majeure and cancel the 2020-21 season. 1/
— Allan Walsh (@walsha) December 2, 2020
Cancel the season, eh? Because the owners want the players to forfeit more money? The same owners (*many of) whom took their sweet time pledging to help keep their employees’ salaries whole during the worst of the first wave of COVID? Wanting more money? Shocking.
In positive hockey news, the kids are alright:
Jasper Weatherby and Jacob Bernard-Docker will kneel during the national anthem before tomorrow's season-opener. To my knowledge, they will be the first D-I men's college hockey players to do it. They want people to know why they're doing it: https://t.co/xREhhmrVPG
— Brad Elliott Schlossman (@SchlossmanGF) December 2, 2020
Black Lives haven’t stopped mattering, and it’s heartening to see young hockey players taking keeping that message alive in hockey. Good for them.
We Kane’t Leave This Out
Evander Kane, what are you doing?
Apparently, a lot. I can barely keep it all straight. Let’s see if I get this right.
Kane started something with Ryan Reaves and his….brother? On Twitter. But he referred to them as the “Reaves sisters”. He later apologized for the underlying misogyny inherent in that “insult”, but then even later, he deleted both his insulting tweet AND the apology.
Evander Kane and the Reaves brothers are absolutely going at it on Twitter.
— BarDown (@BarDown) November 30, 2020
Sharks' Evander Kane apologizes for 'sexist' remark to Ryan Reaves, brother https://t.co/81q85MFEv8
— Kukla's Korner (@kuklaskorner) November 30, 2020
So EKane not only deleted the 'sisters' tweet but also the "apology"? Add this to the list of things he'd like us all to pretend never happened.
— Melissa Geschwind (@MGeschwind) December 2, 2020
But wait! That’s not all! So, then, apparently Kane also has beef with….Logan Paul?
Who do you think would win a boxing match between these two? 🥊
— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) December 2, 2020
— Evander Kane (@evanderkane_9) December 2, 2020
This one I really don’t understand. But it doesn’t seem like the Kane drama is done…or rather, it doesn’t seem like Kane is able to stay out of trouble for long.
Well friends, guess it has been a fairly dramatic week. Check us out on Twitter, and stay well.