The Leafs have the first of back-to-back games in Montreal tonight. Then they will play the Habs a third time in Toronto on Monday. Three games in a row against the Habs? Who made this schedule?

Leafs goalie prospect Artur Akhtyamov is in the KHL now, here are some highlights from his game yesterday from Brian.

The Leafs were off yesterday, we should get some updates today on rosters, injuries, and other things. The Leafs play Montreal tonight at 7pm.

Here's who's on the first day of waivers. Spencer Martin has been jumping around organizations for a short while now. Wonder if he'll ever find a home to settle and get some consistency from.

We have the list of who doesn't need waivers on the Leafs below, as well as waivers review and some of the minor cuts the Leafs have made.

Waivers Begin Today
The waiver period opens today, marking the serious business portion of training camp. Cuts can begin as teams have until 5 pm on October 9 to have a cap-compliant roster of no more than 23 players.

Here's a story of Simon Benoit trying to get back into the game and back with a chance for a job with the Leafs after suffering back spasms at the beginning of camp.

‘It’s a win for Toronto’: Simon Benoit vows to make Maple Leafs roster
Sheldon Keefe likes Simon Benoit’s size and strength, and it’s no secret the Maple Leafs could use an effective blueliner comfortable logging the grunt minutes.

This was a pretty good team preview from Daily Faceoff.

2023-24 NHL team preview: Toronto Maple Leafs
Armed with a new GM, the Leafs look different this season. But does different equal better?

Andrei Vasilevskiy is going to miss two months with the Lightning for a surgery. I'll say this now. It's a long season, don't be surprised if the Lightning play well and win lots of games despite not having the best goalie in the world. And it's a long season. The Lightning, in my opinion, have a better roster this year than last (and I'm concerned the Leafs are worse than last year). They will be tougher to beat in the standings for home ice. It's a long season.

Andrei Vasilevskiy has successful surgery, expected to miss first two months of the regular season
It appears the 2023-24 Tampa Bay Lightning season will kick off not only with a Big Boi concert, but also with a big dash of adversity. On Thursday the team announced that All-World goaltender Andrei…

The PWHL Players Association are hinting at possible team colours/affiliations/names? Toronto, Montreal, and the one in the middle are all very NHL, New York has the colours of the NEw York Liberty WNBA team, and Boston is sporting... Ire-ish green?

This is a sad story/update about Flames AGM Chris Snow who has been fighting ALS since December 2019.

Flames AGM Chris Snow remains on life support as organ donation is arranged | TSN
Calgary Flames assistant general manager Chris Snow remains on life support while organ donation is arranged, his wife Kelsie announced Thursday.

EA Sports ranked their top 50 players, and wow, the down season from Matthews really hit hard on this. I actually had to laugh. Also everyone Nylander is behind.

Top 50 players for EA Sports NHL 24 revealed
McDavid, Makar and Draisaitl make up the top three positions.