Good morning to all of you Toronto Maple Leafs fans out there, and anyone else clicking random stories in their news feeds.
The Maple Leafs aren’t very busy right now, making some minor league moves, and discussing salary with upcoming free agents.
Updated with more: Toronto Marlies add players
The NHL is busy, with the Tampa Bay Lightning recovering from a wicked 7-0 loss to the Colorado Avalanche in game two of the Stanley Cup Final.
Lightning Round: 7-0 loss in the eyes of the Lightning’s coaches and players
The Avalanche lead the Final 2-0, and game three is tonight.
For the less busy teams, the Dallas Stars are closing in on their new head coach. Not official, but it’s probably happening.
Hearing that Peter DeBoer will be the next head coach of the Dallas Stars.— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) June 20, 2022
In 32 Thoughts, Friedman brings up the San Jose Sharks GM search, and mentions an “international candidate” in the running. Someone from outside the NHL? As a General Manager? Is that allowed?
A new name may be a better investment, since you’re not paying for a brand. Justin Bourne at Sportsnet looks into this:
On paying for big name coaches, and questions about return on investment
Ending in a high note, Jack Campbell - technically still the Maple Leafs starting goalie - has gotten engaged.
Join the club: Campbell is third Leafs' player to get engaged this offseason | Offside
If you don’t want to watch a Leafs-less Stanley Cup Final, You can check out Maple Leafs prospect William Villeneuve and the Saint John Sea Dogs in the Memorial Cup opening game tonight on TSN.
Enjoy your Monday everyone!