It's August. Not much is happening. The World Cup of Hockey is still well over one month away. Even Kris Russel has dropped off the radar. Our Top 25 Under 25 will get underway in earnest next week, but we'll have more preview content for you today.

In the mean time, here's what makes news on a hot and sunny Thursday in August.

Greyhounds name Ryan Ward new assistant coach - SooToday
A Maple Leafs video coach moves to the OHL and this is the biggest news today!

Five newsworthy NHL moments that happened in August - The Hockey News
Down Goes Brown points out that not every August is quiet.

Ranking the 31 NHL general managers
Because what else is there to do in August? They even throw in the Vegas GM.

Announcing GRiT, the Not-So-Fancy Advanced Statistic - RMNB
A very August statistical analysis.

IOC adds five sports to 2020 Olympics - TSN
In August 2020 you will be able to ride a wave to Olympic Gold.