It’s finally here. The Toronto Maple Leafs offseason is over and training camp is beginning. The first day is expected to be mostly medical checkups and measurements, so there probably won’t be much news until the media get into the building tomorrow.
The first pre-season game is now only three days away on Saturday at 7:00 p.m., and there’s a lot of players looking to impress in these games to take one of the few roster spots that will be open. We recapped everyone who is in and out yesterday in this post:
Toronto Maple Leafs: Who is even on this team?
Welcome back Maple Leafs, and GO LEAFS GO!
Adjust your alarm clocks from noon to 2:00 p.m.
Of note for you NHL waivers junkies out there: They are now being distributed at 2 p.m. ET each day.— Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) September 21, 2021
Should make things more manageable for the West Coast teams.
Travis Zajac Signed for 1 Day, retires as a Devil - All About The Jersey
The New Jersey Devils announced this morning that Travis Zajac has signed a one-day contract and announced his retirement.
Blue Jackets goalie Elvis Merzlikins signed to five year extension - The Cannon
The Latvian goalie is now signed through 2026-2027 at $5.4M AAV.
Wild re-sign Kirill Kaprizov to 5-year deal - Hockey Wilderness
After six months of negotiations, the Wild have finally signed Kaprizov. The contract has an AAV of $9M/year.
Told the NHL Players’ Association is reviewing the #CBJ decision to ban forward Zac Rinaldo from attending #NHL training camp because he’s not vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus.— Aaron Portzline (@Aportzline) September 21, 2021
IIHF Presidential Candidates Include A Track Record of Assault and Pissing Of The Pants – The Morning Skate
At such an important time for the sport, hockey deserves leadership with dignity and morality—not candidates with rap sheets and reputations.
Sharks Star Evander Kane Facing A New Set of Allegations - Front Office Sports
Evander Kane faces a new set of allegations by Anna Kane — including sexual assault and multiple instances of domestic battery — leveled in court documents obtained by Front Office Sports.
ALL OR NOTHING: TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS | September 29, 2021
We’re hosting a FREE screening of the premiere episode before the series launches exclusively on Prime Video. Guests will be treated to complimentary food, themed activations and exclusive giveaways! The event will be held at RendezViews (229 Richmond St W) in Toronto, ON.