It’s been a long week of rumours, and zero actual news. Perhaps GM Kyle Dubas will use the Raptors’ day off to drop a bomb? Will he trade Nazem Kadri to the Jets? What about Patrick Marleau to a team on the West Coast? Is Nikita Zaitsev going somewhere? There’s also the matter of another assistant coach. Will he be hired today?
IT COULD HAPPEN!
Unfortunately, it’s likely none of that will happen. We’ll all simply spend this day wondering about what could possibly happen tomorrow.
At least it’s a happy day for one group from the Leafs organization. Or, maybe, it’s more of a day of being hungover?
Growlers bring ECHL championship to Newfoundland - Don Money
Led by two goals from rookie Giorgio Estephan and 23 saves from goalie Michael Garteig, the Growlers finished off the Toledo Walleye with a nail-biting 4-3 win in front of an announced sellout crowd of 6,329.
◾️KELLY CUP CHAMPIONS ◾️— Newfoundland Growlers (@NLGrowlers) June 5, 2019
The b'ys and their cup.#StandPROUD pic.twitter.com/QF1K5lN6bz
Congratulations to my old friend Buddy the Puffin and the @NLGrowlers on their championship!#LeafsForever pic.twitter.com/Mpq8FTbl5V— CarltonTheBear (@CarltonTheBear) June 5, 2019
Here’s what we wrote about yesterday.
Women’s Hockey News: NWHL makes minor gains, SDHL lands historic deal - Nafio
Let’s all move to Sweden.
SBNation 2019 NHL Mock Draft: Two picks and a trade - Katya
The first trade of the mock draft sees the New York Rangers gain a pick.
The Blues and Bruins are back in action tonight for Game 5 at 8:00 p.m. Zdeno Chara is confirmed to be out for the game.
uh oh. the bruins suddenly became referees. https://t.co/bK0Fudg5H1— Bower Power (@So_Truculent) June 5, 2019
Jack Roslovic has fired his agent and other musings - Arctic Ice Hockey
Did he or did he not demand a trade? His now ex-agent weighs in.
The Buyout Game - Blueshirt Banter
What will Gorton do with Marc Staal and Brendan Smith?
#SJSharks defensemen Erik Karlsson underwent successful surgery to address a groin injury suffered during the 2018-19 season.https://t.co/6EOVwqebzt pic.twitter.com/hveFQtXBwf— San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) June 5, 2019
Taxi driver returns long lost hockey championship watch - CBC
“At first, it didn’t look like much — maybe not even to cover a few cab fares. But when White turned over the watch, a Bulova from the 1970s that had definitely seen better days, and read the inscription on the back of the watch face, he realized that it had a story to tell.”
Shady Numbers And Bad Business: Inside The Esports Bubble - Kotaku
“You’ve heard the stories. Teenaged gamers flown overseas to sunny mansions with live-in chefs. The erection of $50 million arenas for Enders Game-esque sci-fi battles. League of Legends pros pulling down seven-figure salaries. Yet there’s a reason why these narratives are provocative enough to attract lip-licking headlines in business news and have accrued colossal amounts of venture capital. More and more, esports is looking like a bubble ready to pop.”
For the second year in a row, we're excited to announce we're an @ESPNCitizenship #SportsHumanitarian Team of the Year finalist!https://t.co/xHC5J7Jxkx— Anaheim Ducks (@AnaheimDucks) June 5, 2019
How does a team with Corey Perry and Ryan Kesler on it get nominated for a Humanitarian of the Year award? HOW?