Music (I teach high school choir, music theory, music history, and music technology plus play bass in several bands as well as freelance on keys); Reading sci-fi, fantasy, and military fiction; plus a wide variety of other stuff.
Maybe Holland saw the Babcock departure coming a couple years back and decided to take a longer view to player acquisition to get past the first round AFTER Babs left (coupled with TO missing the playoffs again would be quite irksome to the Leafs loyal). Babs is a good coach, and seems to be a good guy, but his message ran its course here and I think having Blashill will energize the team more than we realize.
Cue Kenny lighting up a cigar, Hannibal Smith style, "I love it when a plan comes together".
Despite his acrimonious departure (to some), he had quite a few phenomenal seasons in the Winged Wheel. If he'd stayed a Wing he'd be up there already. First ballot HHOF is a huge feather in the cap and speaks to the league wide respect for his on ice performance, and IMHO carries significantly more weight for the argument than if he'd taken as long as Housley to get in. I'm thinking it happens, as the Winter Classic appearance seemed to help heal some of the old wounds.
Absolute joke of a suspension. After the Palat hit and the double team on Abs were let go, not to mention the Subban BC two hander that broke a guy's wrist and they suspend this, you've got to say the fix is on.
Quintal makes the old Burke wheel of justice seem logical and competent. I hope the Wings come out in game 7 and kick the s*** out of TB, on the scoreboard as well as physically to the point that the Bolts need a M.A.S.H. unit dispatched to Ameli arena. Babcock giving Cooper a stone cold stunner in the handshake line for the finishing touch.