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FTB: Shanahan is back for six more years with the Leafs

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The Maple Leafs made a big signing yesterday, but it wasn’t one of their players.

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Brendan Shanahan is a Maple Leaf for six more years. Or, well, he’s the President of the Maple Leafs organization for six more years. It all happened yesterday and I think it’s great. The Shanaplan continues.

The IIHF World Championship continues with one week to go in the round-robin portion of the tournament. Team Canada has today off. They will be back in action tomorrow to defeat France. Nikita Zaitsev will be playing for Russia today against Italy in a game at 2:15 p.m. EDT.

The Marlies have one last practice today here in Toronto before hopping on the bus and heading south to Charlotte for the Eastern Conference Final series against the Checkers starting Friday night.

ICYMI

Here’s what we wrote about yesterday.

Toronto Maple Leafs prospects: Four season end as other move on - ElSeldo
The NCAA season ends for Leafs prospects.

World Championship news: Nyander settles in at left wing and Zaitsev scores - Katya
Martin Marincin and the Slovaks came close to making history.

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While the Leafs were locking down Shanahan the Sabres were locking down their new head coach.

Meanwhile, the Hurricanes lost another and are now in danger of being swept by the Bruins on Thursday. Justin Williams wasn’t happy about this and had a modest reaction to his team’s situation, and Bruins whiners had a total meltdown over it.

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