If you haven't heard, the Canadian Hockey League is the subject of a lawsuit from former players who say they are owed backpay from their time in the league; looking for hourly wages versus the weekly stipend and education packages they were given as players.
What we learned yesterday was what it costs to get a player who is signed to a CHL contract loaned to an NHL team.
For the Toronto Maple Leafs to play Mitch Marner this season, they paid the London Knights $60,000. After keeping him past January 1st, they paid London another $12,000. If the Maple Leafs make the playoffs there would be another unspecified payment based on the length of their run.
$72,000 is a drop in the ocean to MLSE, and I think he's been worth every penny spent.
Here are your morning links.
Steve Dangle has another Leafs trade tree for you. This time it's Alexander Steen.
Down Goes Brown has thoughts on dynasties and the current NHL.
The Bloggers Tribune takes a look at 2017 draft pick Connor Timmins.
Plus more out there but I'm writing this on my phone so take what you get.
It's a busy day in Leafs land. We play the Blues tonight, and theres lots coming out today here at PPP so keep your eyes open.