Will the Blue Jays re-sign pending free agent Edwin Encarnacion or go in another direction? (Craig Robertson/Toronto Sun)

Who stays with Blue Jays?

Once the last out is made in a baseball season, especially one that takes a team as deep as the American League Championship Series, next year is just around the corner.

Canadiens goaltender Carey Price makes a save during the warm up prior to facing the Coyotes in Montreal on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016. (Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press)

Habs' Price wins season debut

Carey Price made 27 saves in his much-anticipated season debut as the Montreal Canadiens beat the Arizona Coyotes 5-2 on Thursday night.

Jose Bautista walks off the field as the Cleveland Indians celebrate as they beat the Toronto Blue Jays 3-0 to win the ALCS in Toronto on Wednesday Oct. 19, 2016. (Craig Robertson/Postmedia Network)

Sad ending for Jays

Jose Bautista was the last man to leave. He walked slowly, singularly towards the Blue Jays dugout. He didn’t wave, didn’t tip his cap, didn’t look up, wasn’t sure at the moment what to do or what to think.

John Gibbons will return to manage the Blue Jays next season. (Craig Robertson/Toronto Sun)

Jays: Gibbons will be back

In the end, the Toronto Blue Jays’ World Series hopes were lost when the bats went quiet against Cleveland Indians pitching.

Jets right winger Patrik Laine celebrates his second goal against the Maple Leafs in the third period during NHL action in Winnipeg on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016. (Brian Donogh/Postmedia Network)

Round 1 to Laine over Matthews

Auston Matthews and the Maple Leafs had to tip their hats to Patrik Laine’s three goal-game in the much-anticipated first showdown of the top two NHL draft picks from last June.