Good morning Toronto Maple Leafs fans!

That was enough energy for me.

It's ​Wednesday, we're in a two ​day gap between Stanley Cup Final games, the Memorial Cup is over, and all our other teams are long eliminated.

It's the off-season! Time to struggle to fill out words, make morning posts, and scour the internet for things to talk about.

Let's get searching.

Offseason NHL Schedule
There are 2 - 5 games remaining in the Stanley Cup Final, and when that ends, one team is very happy, and the other 31 teams get to work.

There are things to look forward too.

2023 NHL Draft Profile: Andrew Cristall | PPP Leafs
Looking at the ultra-skilled Andrew Cristall, his strengths and weaknesses, and whether or not he would make for a good draft pick for the Maple Leafs at 28th overall.

Brigs gets out his Cristall ball and offers us a prospect profile.

Oh right, something did happen yesterday.

Ivan Provorov headlines complex 3-way trade between Flyers, Kings, Blue Jackets
The Blue Jackets are adding to their blue line while the Kings clear cap space in a complex three-way deal.

So, three way trades can get complex, but the TL;DR is:

Columbus gets Ivan Provorov (30% discount)

Kings get Kevin Connauton, and Hayden Hodgson, a boatload of cap space minus 30% of Provorov

Flyers get Cal Peterson, Sean Walker, Helge Gans, the 22nd overall pick this year, two 2nds.

Philadelphia Flyers trade Ivan Provorov to Blue Jackets in 3-way deal
Ivan Provorov’s days in Philadelphia are over.

Danny Briere made a big splash with his first move as GM, and there's another coming because now they have two goalies in Peterson and Hart on big contracts.

Before this deal was done, rumours started about Hart on the trade block, and he could be moved soon.

Should The Canadiens Show Interest In Goaltender Carter Hart?
It’s well known the Montreal Canadiens lack goaltending options throughout the organization. Beyond the dearth of goaltenders in the prospect pool, they hardly have enough signed goaltenders to cover their NHL and AHL teams. An injury to Jake Allen, Samuel Montembeault, Cayden Primeau or Jakub Dobes…

It's going to be a busy draft day I assume.

Speaking of segues, here's another trade rumour.

Which NHL teams might be interested in a trade for Alex DeBrincat?
Alex DeBrincat is one of the NHL’s top snipers and should have plenty of suitors this offseason as the Senators reportedly shop him around.

Finally.... Flamingoes?

Why do Golden Knights fans throw flamingos on the ice? Explaining Vegas’ victory tradition in NHL playoffs
Florida has its rats. Vegas has its bright pink birds.

Enjoy your day everyone!