Maple Leafs hockey is back tonight! In preseason form, that is. The Leafs play their first preseason game in St. John’s, Newfoundland; one of the four corners of the Earth!
Jason Spezza will be on the ice with the Leafs to play against the ex-Leafs. No word yet if he will join the group heading to Not-Ottawa to play in front of an arena full of Leafs fans tomorrow.
Don’t forget the odd rosters this week are brought to you by a host of preseason-only regulations.
We’re back in mid-season form with content. There’s much more coming up today.
Is Colt Conrad the next Trevor Moore-in-waiting on the Marlies? - Brigstew
The Leafs signed Colt Conrad to an AHL deal after he finished his college career last season.
Leafs season preview: The Optimist/Pessimist Take - Fulemin
Our Leafs split personality looks at the upcoming season.
Jack Hughes is here, folks.
Patrik Laine doesn’t mince words about playing for the Winnipeg Jets.
#NHLJets Laine tells @PekkaJalonen "When you're having contract negotiations, one thing always is who are you playing with. With the merits I have, somewhere else I'd have an opportunity to play with the best players. Everybody who understands hockey knows that." 1/2— Rick Ralph (@RickRalphTSN) September 17, 2019
Slow burner: Could Brooks provide the long-term answer as fourth-line center? - MLHS
Entering the last year of his entry-level deal, it’s not quite put-up-or-shut-up time for Adam Brooks, but he’s keenly aware of his situation and the potential to crack the Leafs roster at some point in the next year.
NHLPA declines to re-open current CBA, avoiding potential lockout - Sportsnet
”While players have concerns with the current CBA, we agree with the league that working together to address those concerns is the preferred course of action instead of terminating the agreement following this season.”
Flyers sign Konecny to a contract extension - Broad Street Hockey
No more contract talks, Travis Konecny is signed for $5.5M AAV.
Boeser Re-signs 3 Year Deal - Nucks Misconduct
A bridge deal just as the team was to start their exhibition season will pay Brock Boeser $5.875 Million/season.
Brock Boeser joins quite the list of Canucks with 3 years left on their contract:— Dimitri Filipovic (@DimFilipovic) September 17, 2019
The story behind Fabbri's missing tooth - NHL.com
Robby Fabbri lost a tooth last season, but not during a game. It happened during the Stanley Cup Parade.
Our traditional Game Day Open Chat will return tonight, uncensored and uncouth as ever. Remember, the game starts at 5:30 p.m. ET, that’s 7:00 in Newfoundland. See you then.