Former Leafs forward Colin Blackwell had the Canadiens swimming on this amazing assist to Josh Dickinson. Happy to see Blackwell finding success in Chicago.

The Leafs signed budding prospect Noah Chadwick to a three-year ELC, giving him a juicy contract bonus just in time for the holidays.

Maple Leafs sign drafted prospect Chadwick to ELC

The 2024 Men's World Juniors are upon us and we Leafs fans actually care about it this year because our top prospects, Fraser Minten and Easton Cowan are playing for Canada in it. The tournament is also in Sweden, so that'll be lots of fun (as opposed to Finn).

Get Ready for the 2024 WJC
Easton Cowan and Fraser Minten in action in Sweden.

Also in prospects, Greb got some points yesterday.

Ilya Samsonov is on the bench, Marner is back with Matthews, and we'll see where things go.

Last 32 Thoughts of the year.

A former MLSE executive, Alyson Walker, has been hired by Soccer Canada. One of her stated main goals is to foster growth, safety, and an equitable environment for players to compete in.

Alyson Walker named Canada Soccer General Secretary
Former Canadian Olympic Committee, MLSE and Bell Media sports and entertainment executive appointed to top job

The Red Wings blew a 5-1 lead to the Flyers, but eventually won 7-6 in a shootout to ruin the fun storyline.

Happy Saturday!