The Bruins kick off their 2021-22 season Saturday at TD Garden against the Dallas Stars and, as the NHL season begins in earnest, it’s a good bet that what you read below will soon be blown to smithereens. A perceived contender will suffer a major injury and fizzle. A middle-of-the-packer will get an unexpected contribution…Steve Conroy’s NHL Power Rankings — Boston Herald
“Kyrie made his decision on what he wanted to do and he chose to do what he wanted to do, and the team did the same.”Durant on Kyrie Irving: “I am still positive that things will work out the best” — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports
After sitting out the Celtics’ second exhibition game with a bruised left knee, and getting a rest along with most of the other regulars Wednesday night in Orlando, Dennis Schroder was ready for a much larger role Friday night in Miami. The veteran guard started alongside Jayson Tatum, Robert Williams, Grant Williams and Romeo Langford…Schroder to get an extended run in preseason finale — Boston Herald
TORONTO MARLIES ANNOUNCE 2021-22 OPENING DAY ROSTER
The Toronto Marlies announced today the hockey club’s 2021-22 opening day roster. The Marlies roster consists of 27 players: 15 forwards, 10 defencemen and two goaltenders. The full roster is below.
The Marlies roster has three veteran players, three exempt veterans and nine rookies. The average age of the group is 24.6 years old.
The Marlies begin their season against the Manitoba Moose at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 16 at Coca-Cola Coliseum.
The Toronto Marlies are the primary development program for the Toronto Maple Leafs. Since 2005, 132 players have appeared in regular season games at both the NHL and AHL levels. The Maple Leafs 2021 opening night roster featured eight players who have dressed for both the Maple Leafs and Marlies –Travis Dermott, Pierre Engvall, Justin Holl, Timothy Liljegren, Jake Muzzin, William Nylander, Morgan Rielly and Rasmus Sandin.