The NHL off-season is about to hit full swing. Players are on the golf green, or shooting episodes of a sequel to the O.C. (hopefully avoiding the fate of Marissa).

One player had some business to wrap up first. Nine figures of business.

Connor McDavid Took Too Much Money! - The Copper & Blue
Seriously, what a connorartist

Meanwhile some other players have asked for arbitration to settle their salaries, but not any of the eligible players on the Leafs.

Leafs sign Hyman to four-year deal - Fulemin
Another day, another Toronto RFA inks a deal. Zach Hyman is here for the long term.

30 Players elect for salary arbitration - NHLPA
There are no Maple Leafs in the list.

Alex Galchenyuk was rumoured to be on the move, but, surprise, he’s back with the Canadiens.

Galchenyuk signs a 3 year contract - Eyes On The Prize
After months of trade talk, the Canadiens have their top offensive centre under contract for the next few years.


I started a four part series on the big changes coming to the Toronto Marlies next season. Part 1 is on the players who have moved on from the Maple Leafs organization.

Marlies roster will have big changes next season
Eight players who participated in the Calder Cup Playoffs have left the Maple Leafs organization.

Don’t think nothing will happen here beyond arguments about olives until the new season starts; voting for our Top 25 Under 25 is now underway, with some special guest voters you know quite well; and the development camp is coming up soon.

Development Camp profiles - Good ol’ Ontario boys
The Swedes and the Russians are well represented at development camp

Women’s hockey isn’t taking the summer off either. Check out what is new here, including an outrageous request by a team you will not believe.

Other News

Fast Re-Signs With Rangers for three-years, $5.55 million - Blueshirt Banter
Fast has been extended for three-years. This contract entails an average annual value of $1.85 million.

Lightning re-sign defenseman Jake Dotchin - Raw Charge

Blues sign Kostin to entry level contract - St. Louis Game Time
The Russian has a good chance of making the team out of camp.

Aho agrees to three-year ELC with Islanders - Lighthouse Hockey
SWEDISH DEFENSEMAN (that’s important) Sebastian Aho has agreed to a three-year entry level contract with the Islanders about two weeks after being drafted by the club.

Golden Knights should look into signing Jagr - Knights On Ice
Yes, he's 45 years old. Yes, he and George McPhee might not be the best of friends after their days in Washington. Yes, he's not quite the player he used to be. But....

Is there really any good reason to trade JvR?

Maybe... if another GM wants him as part of a deal for a first pair defenceman.424
They should trade JvR now for whatever is the best offer while his value is highest, and I also want to be banned from PPP.102