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Saturday’s FTB: Everyone’s signing RFAs but Lou

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We’re getting bored. It’s really very dangerous when that happens.

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Welcome to the middle of July, when a badly translated article written by someone who probably doesn’t have a good grasp of how the league works can send all of twitter into a frenzy.

Oh wait it’s Saturday, I’m supposed to talk about the NHL.

Umm.... yeah there’s almost less going on with men’s hockey than there is with women’s, which is a feat. Arbitration dates are coming up, which means RFAs are getting signed everywhere you look, but the Leafs haven’t got anyone scheduled for arbitration this year. We’re all just waiting on Connor Brown to hurry up and sign a contract so everyone can hate him for being overpaid and talk about how terrible the front office is as if it’s 2013.

ICYMI

Ask Us Anything: PPP goes to r/leafs - Pension Plan Puppets
AMA at noon today - if you have questions we might have answers. Or we might just sic the kittens on you.

Marlies sign right-shooting defender Michael Paliotta - Pension Plan Puppets
The Leafs continue to improve on an area of weakness on the Mariles

Solar Bears seem to indicate affiliation continues for this year - Pension Plan Puppets
Catch up on the summer news from Orlando and learn a bit about how contracts work in the ECHL.

Other News

Top 25 Under 25: #16 Cédric Paquette looks to stay healthy for an entire season this year - Raw Charge
The other blue-and-white site is doing their own T25U25

Tampa Bay Lighting re-sign Ondrej Palat for 5 years at 5.3 AAV - Raw Charge
The Lighting re-sign Ondrej Palat for 5 years at 5.3 AAV

Signing Day: All Eight Remaining Restricted Free Agents Get Contracts! - Jewels From The Crown
(deep breath) Auger and Gravel and Crescenzi and Leslie and MacDermid and Brodzinski and Mersch and LaDue and that’s it

Sign Jagr - All About The Jersey
Two weeks into free agency, the Devils remain thin on the right side and could use a top-six forward. There’s a guy out there who just might help.

Sweet hops, @43kadri.

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