Buenos dias, Leaf fans. Today should feature some excitement around the league as teams make moves to get their rosters into opening night form. That means plenty of cuts, including from Toronto, and a busy waiver wire. Should the Leafs claim that one guy who you remember was a big deal when he was drafted and haven’t thought about since? They should!

While we await that excitement, here are your links.


Egor Korshkov Looks Like A Hockey Player by Katya Knappe. Personally I think the author has a bias towards Double Ks, but Egor has indeed looked good.

Back To Excited Episode 74: Preseason Is Done! Arvind and I talk about Matthews, Sandin and the remaining roster battles.

The Athletic: Ten Bold and Not So Bold Predictions for the Maple Leafs This Season by Jonas Siegel and James Mirtle (paywalled.) Mirtle thinks they’re gonna trade Ceci!

Jets Nation: Thoughts On Patrik Laine and His Winnipeg Jets-Friendly Contract by Art Middleton. The Jets fans seem to like their two-year deal with Laine, and it won’t have a huge qualifying offer at the end of it, but...I don’t think this deal is a sign that the relationship is in good shape over there.

Winging It In Motown: Wings Make Final Cuts (Sorta) by J.J. From Kansas. The Wings have made the sensible decision to keep most of their best prospects (Filip Zadina, Joe Veleno, Michael Rasmussen, and Moritz Seider) away from the radioactive waste pit that will be their NHL team this year. The Wings are bad, y’all.

Oilers Nation: Flames at Oilers Game Recap by Baggedmilk. This game happened on Saturday but the Oilers lost 3-2 and the goals were from Rieder and Lucic. Just outstanding.

The preseason game between the Sharks and Golden Knights got wildly out of hand last night with multiple misconducts and ejections.

Hope y’all have a lovely Monday.

Who will be the Leafs’ 4LW on opening night?

Nic Petan115
Kenny Agostino27
Nick Shore50
Egor Korshkov234
Matt Read (after signing)42
Somebody else55