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  • Sandin signs three-year contract with Maple Leafs "Rasmus Sandin, who was a first-round pick (No. 29) at the 2018 NHL Draft, signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday. The 18-year-old defenseman had 45 points (12 goals, 33 assists) in 51 games last season with Sault Ste. Marie of the Ontario..." July 16

  • Maple Leafs' Johnsson accepts qualifying offer for 1-year deal "The Toronto Maple Leafs announced today that forward Andreas Johnsson has accepted his qualifying offer, a one-year, two-way contract with an NHL salary of $787,500. Johnsson, 23, split his 2017-18 season between the Maple Leafs and Toronto Marlies (AHL). In nine regular season games..." July 14

  • Kadri fine with place in Leafs lineup, 'thrilled' with addition of old friend Tavares

    Toronto Sun "Nazem Kadri, for several years, has envisioned himself as a first-line centre in the National Hockey League. Funny what can happen when a club, in this case the Maple Leafs, has not only restored respectability in the franchise but has worked diligently to become closer to being a..." July 12

  • Frederik Gauthier Signs Two-Year Contract With Toronto Maple Leafs

    Pro Football Rumors "The Toronto Maple Leafs have re-signed one of their restricted free agents, inking Frederik Gauthier to a two-year, two-way contract that carries an average annual value of $675K. " July 11

  • Max Domi on Saku Koivu, hating the Leafs, getting dad a Canadiens sweater

    Sportsnet "The Max Domi-for-Alex Galchenyuk swap earned mixed reviews from the perspective of the Montreal Canadiens at the time, but it might not take long for fans to come around on their feisty new winger. The Canadiens had Domi read questions from Habs Nation on Twitter, and the results were..." July 11

  • Maple Leafs’ Tavares-Matthews-Kadri spells ‘mismatches for sure’

    Sportsnet "They say you build a Stanley Cup contender through the middle of the ice. So the Canada Day coup of landing a true No. 1 centre like John Tavares — the greatest free agent prize of the NHL’s salary cap era — immediately made Vegas readjust its 2019 Stanley Cup odds..." July 11

  • John Tavares bids farewell to Islanders fans in Players’ Tribune, explains decision to join Maple Leafs

    Toronto Star "The Leafs weren’t just my first hockey love. They were basically my first human memory. That’s how John Tavares describes Doug Gilmour’s wraparound overtime goal against the St. Louis Blues during the Maple Leafs magical playoff run in the 1992-93 season in a letter..." July 11

  • Maple Leafs’ Semyon Der-Arguchintsev trying to be like Marner

    Sportsnet "Semyon Der-Arguchintsev was 13 years old when he left his family and flew across the world to live in a country with two official languages he couldn’t speak a lick and one in which he was fluent: hockey. To those on this side of the Atlantic who stumble over the pronunciation..." July 10

  • Salary Cap Floor Should Not Pose Problems For Any Team In 2018-19

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The purpose of the salary cap in the NHL is to maintain a sense of competitive balance across the league. That means both limiting how much a team can spend, the salary cap ceiling, but also ensuring that every team is competitive with a minimum expenditure, the salary cap floor. Some teams,..." July 10

  • Matthews not concerned about captaincy, says agency rep Bobby Orr

    The Score "With John Tavares now part of the Toronto Maple Leafs, questions about the team's open captaincy appear to be building. The club has not had a captain since Dion Phaneuf was dealt to the Ottawa Senators in 2016. Many believe Auston..." July 10

  • Ennis signing a glimpse into Maple Leafs’ free agent future

    Pro Hockey Talk "When people look back at Kyle Dubas’ time as Toronto Maple Leafs GM, they’re not going to devote a chapter of that book to signing Tyler Ennis to a dirt-cheap contract. Still, the thing about Dubas is that, in an ideal scenario, he might use his analytics background to..." July 07

  • Leafs sign Tyler Ennis to 1-year deal

    Sportsnet "The Toronto Maple Leafs signed forward Tyler Ennis to a one-year contract worth $650,000, the team announced Friday. Ennis became an unrestricted free agent after having the remainder of his contract bought out by the Minnesota Wild on June 30. The..." July 06

  • Hyman excited about possibility of playing with Tavares on Maple Leafs "Zach Hyman was excited when John Tavares signed with the Toronto Maple Leafs as a free agent on July 1, but is now even more pumped about the prospect of skating on the same line with him next season. After Tavares signed a seven-year, $77 million contract with Toronto, Maple Leafs..." July 05

  • Former Maple Leafs captain Rick Vaive: Make John Tavares captain ASAP

    Sportsnet "With the arrival of John Tavares one of the biggest questions being asked amongst Toronto Maple Leafs fans is who will fill the club’s vacant captaincy spot? Before Tavares’ stunning announcement that he was leaving the New York Islanders to play for his hometown team,..." July 05

  • Dubas on keeping Nylander, Marner, Matthews: ‘We can, and we will’

    Sportsnet "Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Kyle Dubas pulled off the biggest signing of the summer when he landed UFA forward John Tavares on July 1, but his work this off-season is far from done. In fact, with Tavares’ $11-million cap hit now on the books for the next seven seasons,..." July 04

  • Where does John Tavares signing push Leafs’ centre depth?

    Sportsnet "Now that John Tavares has joined the Leafs, Toronto has an elite group of centres, and everyone is writing about which team comes out the best based on a variety of statistics. I won’t have the positional rankings including data from the 2017-18 season ready until at..." July 04

  • Toronto Maple Leafs Sign Justin Holl

    Pro Hockey Rumors "It’s not as quite as impressive as one of their other recent signings, but the Toronto Maple Leafs have retained an interesting young player. Justin Holl has signed a two-year contract with the team that carries a cap hit of $675K. Holl was an important player for the Toronto Marlies on..." July 03

  • Bozak pens emotional letter: ‘Being a Maple Leaf is all I’ve ever known’

    Sportsnet "Tyler Bozak was with the Toronto Maple Leafs for his entire nine-year career. Think about all the change the organization has gone through in that time, and it’s stunning. The centre was there for the infamous Game 7 collapse agains the Boston Bruins in 2013. He was present..." July 03

  • Leafs trade Matt Martin to Islanders for Eamon McAdam

    Sportsnet "The Toronto Maple Leafs have traded enforcer Matt Martin to the New York Islanders in exchange for goaltender Eamon McAdam. The deal sends Martin back to the Islanders, where he spent the first seven seasons of his NHL career before signing with Toronto..." July 03

  • Tavares likely to play center with Marner, Hyman on Maple Leafs "John Tavares likely will be flanked by a couple of local kids when he lines up for his hometown Toronto Maple Leafs at training camp in September. Coach Mike Babcock's immediate plan is to have Tavares, 27, center a line with Mitchell Marner, 21, and Zach Hyman, 26. Hyman is a..." July 02

  • Matt Martin “In Demand” As Maple Leafs Try To Trade Him

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Toronto Maple Leafs added a whopping seven-year, $77MM contract to the books when they landed top free agent John Tavares yesterday, and will have to be careful how they spend their cap space going forward. One of the players who is taking up a good chunk without giving much back to the..." July 02

  • Toronto Re-Signs Marincin, Adds Cracknell And Subban

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Nothing that the Toronto Maple Leafs do today will likely ever be remembered outside of signing John Tavares, but the team continues to make tweaks to the rest of its roster with small additions. After it was previously revealed that the Leafs had signed Josh Jooris, the..." July 01

  • Lamoriello issues statement after losing Tavares in free agency

    Sportsnet "Lou Lamoriello suffered his first loss as a member of the New York Islanders when captain John Tavares signed with the Toronto Maple Leafs in free agency on Sunday. After several weeks of #TavaresWatch, the Oakville, Ont., native agreed to terms on a seven-year, $77-million deal with..." July 01

  • John Tavares leaps into great unknown by betting on Maple Leafs

    Sportsnet "John Tavares is leaping into the great unknown. The biggest free agent of the NHL’s salary cap era has decided to pass up more security, more money, more tax breaks and more sunny days in January. He’s taking the road less travelled to come home and help the Toronto Maple..." July 01

  • John Tavares agrees to 7 year deal with Maple Leafs

    Sportsnet "John Tavares is officially off the market. The unrestricted free agent agreed to terms with the Toronto Maple Leafs on a seven-year, $77-million deal on Sunday. The contract will count for $11 million against the cap. Tavares, who hails from Oakville, Ont., tweeted..." July 01

  • Blues' Tyler Bozak: Finds new deal in Western Conference

    CBS Sports "Bozak will sign a three-year contract with the Blues worth $5 million AAV, Bob McKenzie of TSN reports. The Blues biggest need in free agency was a top-six center. While teams continued to wait on the John Tavares decision, they were able to nab their man. " July 01

  • James van Riemsdyk expected to sign contract with Flyers

    Sportsnet "It appears as though James van Riemsdyk, whose contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs is set to expire, is heading back to where his NHL career began. According to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman, van Riemsdyk is expected to sign a contract with the Philadelphia Flyers on Sunday..." July 01

  • Josh Jooris Signs With Toronto Maple Leafs

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed Josh Jooris to a one-year, $650K contract according to Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet. " July 01

  • Veteran D Polak to sign with Stars

    TSN "Defenceman Roman Polak will land with the Dallas Stars. The 32-year-old Polak spent the past two seasons with the Toronto Maple Leafs, and finished last year with two goals and 10 assists in 54 games. " July 01

  • Maple Leafs, Flames interested in Ryan

    TSN "The Toronto Maple Leafs and Calgary Flames are among the teams interested in pending free agent Derek Ryan. TSN Senior Hockey Reporter Frank Seravalli reported the Leafs haven't made a firm offer to Ryan yet as they wait to see where John Tavares ends up, while the Flames have a..." June 30

  • Blue Jackets, Rangers have expressed interest in Komarov

    The Score "Free agent forward Leo Komarov is attracting suitors, as the Columbus Blue Jackets and New York Rangers have expressed interest in the 31-year-old, reports Aaron Portzline of The Athletic. Komarov is set to hit the open market upon the conclusion of a four-year deal with the Toronto..." June 30

  • Tavares still hasn't notified teams they're out of the running

    The Score "John Tavares apparently hasn't begun whittling down his list of potential destinations just yet. The superstar's camp has not notified any of the six teams in the hunt either way, and is still deliberating on the decision, TSN's Pierre LeBrun reports. Tavares..." June 30

  • Maple Leafs promote Dave Morrison, Troy Bodie, hire Wes Clark

    Sportsnet "The Toronto Maple Leafs have promoted Dave Morrison to director of player personnel. Troy Bodie will take over Morrison’s previous role as director of pro scouting and Wes Clark has been hired as the new assistant director of player personnel. " June 28

  • Rangers reportedly in talks with Leafs forward Leo Komarov

    SNY TV "Leo Komarov is reportedly in talks with the Rangers on a potential multi-year deal. (The Fourth Period) Larry Brooks wrote a few days ago that Komarov would fit as the kind of free agent that the Rangers are looking for. " June 28

  • Why Maple Leafs prospect Eemeli Rasanen is off to the KHL

    Sportsnet "For six months, Eemeli Rasanen has known he would be leaving the Ontario Hockey League in search of tougher competition. “I need harder games than junior,” the towering Toronto Maple Leafs prospect said Tuesday at development camp. “That’s what I..." June 26

  • Leafs’ Brown on Tavares: ‘Any team would be lucky to have him’

    Sportsnet "When your bosses are pitching John Tavares on the idea of joining the Toronto Maple Leafs, it’s hard to turn a blind eye to the exciting possibilities at hand. Connor Brown acknowledged Tuesday that he’s been casually monitoring #TavaresWatch. Not too closely, but just..." June 26

  • Report: John Tavares to meet with Sharks, Leafs, Bruins, Lightning, Stars

    The Score "The list of potential destinations for pending unrestricted free agent John Tavares is starting to grow. The New York Islanders captain's camp will meet with the San Jose Sharks, Toronto Maple Leafs, Dallas Stars, Boston Bruins,..." June 25

  • Maple Leafs extend qualifying offer to Nylander, five others

    Sportsnet "The Toronto Maple Leafs have extended qualifying offers to six pending restricted free agents on Monday, ahead of the 5 p.m. ET deadline. Players include forwards William Nylander, Andreas Johnsson, Frederik Gauthier and Miro Aaltonen and..." June 25

  • Toronto’s Tyler Bozak Is Receiving Strong Interest On Free Agent Market

    Pro Hockey Rumors "With the next phase of the offseason having already arrived, NHL teams can now begin talking to other teams’ unrestricted free agents. With the increasing demand of centers needed by many NHL teams, unrestricted free agent centers are getting a lot of attention. And while no one is..." June 24

  • How Leafs, Golden Knights can lure John Tavares away from Islanders

    Sportsnet "Let’s call it the $100-million question: Does John Tavares truly want to test the NHL’s lucrative open market? We know he’s going to listen to what a small handful of teams have to say during a series of meetings in Los Angeles early next week. The Toronto Maple..." June 24

  • Maple Leafs’ draft haul provides first glimpse of Dubas Era in Toronto

    Sportsnet "The view is always more contented from the back of the draft floor. It means you’ve had an outstanding season. Still, it’s not entirely easy for good NHL teams to watch all the top-end talent be selected every year before they even get a chance to make a pick. It’s..." June 23

  • Leafs' Aaltonen headed to KHL for 2018-19

    TSN "Toronto Maple Leafs forward prospect Miro Aaltonen is heading back to the KHL for the 2018-19 season, according to TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger. Dreger reports that Aaltonen's agent, Todd Diamond, has informed the Maple Leafs of his decision.  The 25-year-old..." June 21

  • Maples Leafs sign Calvin Pickard to one-year contract

    Sportsnet "The Toronto Maple Leafs signed goaltender Calvin Pickard to a one-year contract worth $800,000 on Wednesday. " June 20

  • Connor Carrick Signs One-Year Deal With Toronto Maple Leafs

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Toronto Maple Leafs have finalized a deal with one of their restricted free agents, signing defenseman Connor Carrick to a one-year contract. The contract will carry a $1.3MM salary according to Chris Johnston of Sportsnet. " June 20

  • Toronto Maple Leafs Preparing Pitch For John Tavares

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Though there is certainly no guarantee that John Tavares even reaches free agency, he’s now less than a week away from being allowed to sit down with teams around the league. Should he not sign an extension with the New York Islanders before that time comes, teams all across the NHL are..." June 18

  • Maple Leafs’ Dubas not feeling pressure ahead of NHL Draft

    Sportsnet "This was the off-season before the Toronto Maple Leafs hit the draft lottery jackpot. Dave Nonis and the coaching staff had been fired, Mike Babcock had been hired and Lou Lamoriello was still working in New Jersey. For a 101-day stretch the fate of hockey’s richest organization..." June 18

  • Ovechkin winning Stanley Cup can motivate Maple Leafs, Babcock says "The Toronto Maple Leafs should draw some motivation from Alex Ovechkin finally breaking through and winning the Stanley Cup with the Washington Capitals, Toronto coach Mike Babcock said. "They were able to watch Washington do it at their own level, and see a 32-year-old guy like..." June 18

  • Maple Leafs see brighter future after AHL title "Toronto Maple Leafs co-owner Larry Tanenbaum stood at center ice at Ricoh Coliseum on Thursday, smiling and soaking in every precious sight and sound of the euphoric chaos. Fireworks crackled over his head. Blue-and-white confetti fluttered from the rafters. Toronto had just won the..." June 16

  • Maple Leafs GM: 'No definitive decisions' on unrestricted free agents, open to moving up in draft

    Pro Hockey Rumors "While winning a Calder Cup championship historically bodes well for that AHL head coach, so far it doesn’t look like it will help Toronto Marlies head coach Sheldon Keefe with getting an NHL gig. Sportsnet’s Chris Johnston reports that no NHL team has requested permission..." June 16

  • Sheldon Keefe expects to be back behind Marlies bench next season

    Sportsnet "Given how prominently Sheldon Keefe’s name has been mentioned in the NHL coaching carousel of late, it seemed natural to assume he’d be jetting off for greener pastures now that he’s helped the Toronto Marlies win the Calder Cup. Not so. In fact, the..." June 16

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