Here is your hockey news for... Thursday? Yes! I got the day correct. I could work for the Canucks communications team. See more at the end of today's newsreel, but first:


It's try-out contract season and the Leafs signed their first one.

Maple Leafs sign Noah Gregor to PTO
Is it PTO season already?

The new PWHL Toronto <edit name> (this one is legit) appointed their first ever head coach.

PWHL Toronto to hire Troy Ryan as head coach - report
Toronto GM Gina Kingsbury is expected to hire the head coach of the Canadian Women’s National Team, Troy Ryan, to be her franchise’s first head coach. Kingsbury and Ryan have worked together since 2018 when Kingsbury was the president of hockey ops for Team Canada and Ryan was the head

Other News

There was a big 8x8 contract extension a ways down the 401 yesterday.

Sens Sign Jake Sanderson to 8 Year Contract Extension
The Sens have locked up yet another member of their core to an 8x8 contract

Because we know you all love debating jersey designs, how about this one?

Where's Bruce Boudreau these days? He's got a new job in the OHL a ways down the QEW.

There's lots of "Senior Advisor" positions being handed out right now. Every team is going full Cliff Fletcher.

Finally, the Canucks hired a new VP of communications yesterday, which they clearly desperately need as they hilariously sent out the press release with the placeholder for the name of the hire of "Edit Name".

Finally, TIFF begins today, which means the annual closure of King Street from University to Spadina so people can take blurry selfies with a celebrity somewhere in the distant background. Beware of the traffic and TTC diversions.