Toronto Maple Leafs president Brendan Shanahan spoke to the media during yesterday’s unveiling of the new Legends Row monument outside the Air Canada Centre. As Mike Traikos of the National Post reports, Shanahan said he plans to hire another assistant general manager to work alongside Dave Nonis and Kyle Dubas. It will be very interesting to see who Shanahan decides to hire and how his job description may differ from Dubas’.
James Mirtle of The Globe and Mail makes his long-awaited return to News & Notes with a great piece on why Legends Row is important. It’s really cool to see former greats like Ted Kennedy honoured in this way, and I can’t wait until the entire monument is complete.
It also serves as a great opportunity to learn more about the Leafs legends of the past that most of us have never seen play before. Lance Hornby of the Toronto Sun has an excellent profile of the man they called “Teeder” from the words of his son Mark.
Vancouver-raised real estate developer Victor Coleman says he has a “clear path” to bringing an NHL team to Seattle, according to Chris Daniels of King 5 News. He also said Coleman has a non-binding agreement with Chris Hansen (the prospective owner of a Seattle NBA team who negotiated a deal with the city to start construction on an NBA/NHL arena), which outlines his potential contributions to the hockey team.