Happy long weekend Maple Leafs fans!

It doesn’t start until this evening - unless you have a job where you work weekends, for that I’m sorry - but I’m getting into that mindset now. So, here’s my salutations for each province.

Happy Regatta Day to you Newfoundlanders and Labradorians!

Happy Terry Fox Day for you airportless Maintobians.

Enjoy running through the wheat fields on Saskatchewan Day out in Alberta. Ah, I’m kidding it’s in Saskatchewan.

Have a festive Natal Day in Nova Scotia!

Go catch a fish to celebrate New Brunswick Day out there in New Brunswick.

Celebrate your Heritage on Heritage Day in Alberta, though Saskatchewan Day is a better use of the day.

And for the rest of us it’s Civic Holiday, except three cities in Ontario who think they’re too good to have a genericly named holiday.

Now, what happened yesterday?

It’s buy out season, I guess.

Calgary Flames To Buy Out Michael Stone - Last Word on Hockey
Thoughts on the Kevin Shattenkirk Buyout

There was a front office move made.

Matt Cullen will stay with Penguins in a player development role

The CHL announced their first president - an expensive move for a league that is apparently on the verge of bankruptcy if you listen to the owners.

CHL names first full-time president

Some statsy thing came out of Florida

NHL teams would rather pay for points than wins

The Canadiens don’t buy into the ECHL as a development league idea.

Few ECHL options remain for the Montreal Canadiens

Finally, we have my favourite summer content - random history posts.

The Philadelphia Quakers: One season wonders

Enjoy your day everyone! If you have today off for a four day long weekend, we’re not friends anymore.

Sneaking in to add this. Check out what the richest team in Russia is willing to spend on development: