There are 68 days until the Leafs are back. Drats, missed it by one.

"How's the contract negotiations going, Willy?" "Big muscles, hairy chest, Prosciutto, hehe!" Please stay.

Congrats to Carl Soderberg on his retirement! The 37-year-old played a couple seasons in his home town of Malmo before retiring following a nine year NHL career.

Congrats to the Clunes on their wedding!

Both hires feel a little weird/odd to me, but tell me what you think. Is it weirder to hire yourself into an additional role or tell your boss to hire your manager to be his boss? Because I have to think McDavid had something to do with his manager randomly getting a job in the Oilers hockey ops department. Right? Or am I being too tinfoil hatty.

Oilers hire Connor McDavid’s agent Jeff Jackson as CEO of hockey operations
Player agent and former NHLer Jeff Jackson has been named new CEO of hockey operations for the Edmonton Oilers, the team announced Thursday.