It is of course not the actual last Monday of summer, but unofficially this is it. By the end of this week it will be September, and the Labour Day long weekend too.

Our Top 25 Under 25 continues today with #9 and we'll get to #5 on Friday. The top four will be next week, starting on Tuesday and that's really the sign of the end of summer, right? If you want to catch-up on last week, our recap is here:

2023 T25U25: Week Three Summary
The third week of this year’s top 25 brings us into the range of players that ordinary people may actually have heard of.


The Back to Excited Boys continued their look around the league, but started with a discussion of the Auston Matthews contract.

Back to Excited Episode 207: Around the NHL (Part 2 of 3)
Welcome to another episode of Back to Excited. Today, we discuss another 10 teams’ offseasons, as well as the Auston Matthews extension.

Other News

Marlies sign former first-rounder O’Brien

One well known player has hung-up his skates for the last time out of concern for further cumulative concussion damage.

Joonas Donskoi announces retirement
An original Kraken calls it a career. Thank you Joonas, and enjoy retirement and all it’s gifts!

You probably remember Donskoi for his famous OT goal to win a game for the Sharks in the 2016 Stanley Cup Final, which they ultimately lost, but especially as called by the Finnish commentator on site for the game.

There was a hiring from the hockey stats community.