FTB Weekend: A surprising amount of news to share


We start this news-filled newsletter with old but new news that Dmitri Ovchinnikov will be loaned to the KHL to play with his club team in Sibir. It was probably decided in April that he would return after the Leafs signed him in an ELC, but yesterday the KHL made it official by signing him to a contract for next season. Expect to see Ovchinnikov on the Marlies in April depending on how his playoffs go.

I really liked this leads pitch article from THN’s Twitter pal Tony Ferrari. He goes through every position, describes the influx of NCAA prospects and reminds us all how young Nick Robertson is.

In U20 Men’s WJC news, Finland beat Sweden 1-0 to qualify for the gold medal where they will face Canada. Puck drop at 8 p.m. tonight. Czechia faced Sweden for bronze in the previous game. Roni Hirvonen was considered by his peers to be one of the top three Finnish players in the tournament.

I’m really starting to get excited about young Roni in his last WJC tournament.

Although he was overshadowed by Kasper Puutio, Topi Niemelä sometimes looked dominant in his last tournament.

After being the third overall pick in 2007, Kyle Turris’ career was almost completely downhill, retiring to serve as a special assistant in the BCHL. Sorry Kyle, that was probably too mean. This year in 2017-18 in Nashville was pretty good, glory.

Speaking of retirements, Lou Lamoriello should probably do it now. Seriously, his team is treading water after a few years of defending Barry Trotz, I’m sure it was cathartic for fans looking for a place to put their John Tavares anger, but that’s over now. And I’m not even considering signing Kadri to Calgary as part of that. He wanted to be north of the border.

Don’t worry Naz, we all know you love Toronto more

Congratulations to Earl Schwartz who was picked up by the Canes.

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