Brad Treliving and Auston Matthews spoke to the media in a press conference following the announcement of their extension agreement during the week. Treliving spoke highly of Matthews, saying both he wanted to get the deal done over the summer, and he could've made the contract look much worse; both indications of his leadership, according to Treliving.
I also found it funny when Dave McCarthy mansplained what an eight-year deal would look like to Treliving.
MLHS has a transcript of the press conference, continuing their great work.
Auston had to repeat himself a few times that what he and the Leafs came to was the right balance, both to keep the AAV down for the team and giving him enough term security. The reporters seemed to be confused and he had to repeat that the term wasn't the first thing that was decided, but instead something both sides settled on.
Focus landed on myself and Brigs in the comments about our rankings of Easton Cowan as he ended up 10th in the T25. I got a stuck on seeing vs believing when it came to him, as the fact he got picked by the Leafs was one of the few statements on his high potential. For me, he was either going to be up with Niemelä, or somewhere in the group behind him, The uncertainty was too much for me, next year it'll be less.
The New York Rangers hired some folks.