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It’s the Dog Days of Summer, so pretty much any new hockey-related information will dominate the news cycle. Since we’re all sick of hearing that Mitch Marner hasn’t signed a contract yet, here are some anecdotes that Igor Ozhiganov and Connor Brown shared recently about their departure from the Leafs.

Connor Brown said that he found about his trade to the Ottawa Senators during teammate Zach Hyman’s wedding. Brown said that he didn’t want to tell Hyman as it would be a distraction from his big day, but Mitch Marner was going around breaking the news. I wonder if Marner was letting everyone know that he would be looking to gobble up all of the free cap room from the dump.

Then there’s this gem of a quote from Igor Ozhiganov, who seemed to not enjoy his one-year stint in North America very much. Ozhiganov said that the culture in Toronto was much different than back in Old Country because everyone was kissing the coach’s ass. I guess Ozhiganov didn’t laugh at enough of Mike Babcock’s quips to earn a bigger role on the team.


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