Nothing to shake up the last week of summer holidays like a contract extension. Sheldon Keefe's contract ended after the end of this coming season, but now it will continue until the end of the 2025-26 season. Our discussion on the extension is here:

Sheldon Keefe extended beyond 2025
Everyone’s getting extensions before William Nylander, it seems. 🖊 We’ve signed Head Coach Sheldon Keefe to a multi-year contract extension. — Toronto Maple Leafs (@MapleLeafs) August 30, 2023 Sheldon Keefe, already signed through 2023-24, has been given a “multi-year” extension that was conf…

Bonus points if you can name the Marlies players in that header photo!

The Leafs also made a behind the scenes staff hire.

The Marlies had a day at the CNE to close out their summer.

Other News

Fallout from the hiring of Bill Peters continues. Here is a summary from the CBC.

Disgraced NHL coach Bill Peters lands job with WHL’s Lethbridge Hurricanes | CBC Sports
Bill Peters has been named the new head coach of the Lethbridge Hurricanes. Peters has coached at every level of men’s hockey, including the Western Hockey League, NHL and internationally for Canada.

The Leafs will be on US nationally broadcast games 11 times this coming season. The Senators will be on zero times. LOLSNES

The IIHF is testing some rule changes this season for their Champions Hockey League in Europe?

What do you think about each of these three changes? My quick thoughts are #1 no; #2 yes; #3 yes.

Enjoy your Thursday, and get out the fall jackets.