Shane Doan was officially announced as a special assistant to Brad Treliving on Friday. He spoke with the media virtually, you can read his quotes in the piece by David Alter below.

Report: Maple Leafs hiring Shane Doan
Kevin Weekes with the scoop today.

Is trading a star player worth it?

What trading a core player looks like
The Toronto Maple Leafs are in a tough position when it comes to the contract situation of their three big forwards. Obviously Auston Matthews will get extended to whatever keeps him in Toronto, but the deals for William Nylander and Mitch Marner aren’t as clear-cut. They aren’t 22 anymore with

Two-way defense prospect Tom Willander is the next in Brian's draft profile series. He's putting in so much work.

2023 NHL Draft Profile: Tom Willander | PPP Leafs
Looking at the elite skating defensive defenseman Tom Willander, his potential as a solid two-way defenseman, and if he would make for a good draft pick for the Maple Leafs at 28th overall.

Luke Schenn reportedly would like a contract extension with term this summer. Models say he's worth a couple million per year. I would be wary about term on the 33-year-old.

The Columbus Blue Jackets were at it again, picking up another defender, Damon Severson, in a sign-and-trade with New Jersey.

Blue Jackets add Devils defenseman Damon Severson
The sign and trade deal is 8x$6.25m.

Spider-Man Across the Spiderverse's production designer Patrick O'Keefe is a Leafs fan so he created Spider-Canada for the movie. I have decided it is Marie-Philip Poulin behind the mask.

Who is Spider-Canada from the new ‘Spider-Verse’ movie?
Only one of the many Spider-people in the new “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse” movie is carrying a hockey stick and wearing a Canadian national team sweater. Here’s how the character came to be.

DJ Mika Zibanejad will be performing at Sweden's Lollapalooza this summer.

Like with all scams, I'm curious if the LA Kings will see any more of the money promised for the naming rights to their arena.

More drama with the Ottawa Senators sale. This one boils down to getting the downtown arena.

GARRIOCH: Presumptive top bidder for Ottawa Senators walks away in frustration
The sale of the Ottawa Senators has taken another stunning turn and only two serious bidders remain in the mix, Postmedia has learned.

"Neil Doef, a player from Smiths Falls, Ont., suffered a paralyzed left leg after colliding with the boards in 2014." Almost a decade on and he's finally won his case through settlement with Hockey Canada.

After nine-year fight with Hockey Canada, injured player wins settlement
Hockey Canada used the National Equity Fund to quietly settle sexual-assault cases, but told seriously injured players there was no money to help them