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Toronto signs Reimer for two years, but will he be a Leaf in tw…

Toronto signs Reimer for two years, but will he be a Leaf in two years?

thehockeynews.com NHL.com ESPN.com Updated 13 hours ago
The ink is still drying on James Reimer’s new two-year contract with Toronto, but the betting is Reimer won’t be a Maple Leaf in two years. The two sides avoided an arbitration hearing Friday by agreeing to a two-year deal that will pay Reimer $2.3 mill…
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  • Reimer agrees to two-year contract with Toronto

    Reimer agrees to two-year contract with Toronto

    NHL.com 16 hours ago
    Goaltender James Reimer and the Toronto Maple Leafs agreed to a two-year contract, the team said Friday. No financial terms were disclosed, but Elliotte Friedman of "Hockey Night in Canada" reported the contract has an average annual value of $2.3...
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  • The five most evil hockey photoshops we could come up with

    The five most evil hockey photoshops we could come up with

    thehockeynews.com Jul 24 (yesterday)
    Summer is a time for fun in the hockey world. But sometimes that fun can be a little dark. One of my favorite THN issues every year comes before the trade deadline, when we often take a player likely on the move and photoshop him into another team’s uni…
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  • Rumor Roundup: Could Marc Staal join his brothers with the Hurr…

    Rumor Roundup: Could Marc Staal join his brothers with the Hurricanes?

    thehockeynews.com Jul 23 (3 days ago)
    The New York Post’s Larry Brooks believes the Rangers should get busy re-signing defenseman Marc Staal. The 27-year-old blueliner is eligible for unrestricted free agency next summer. His cap hit for this season is $3.98 million. Barring another concuss…
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  • Is new Maple Leafs assistant GM Kyle Dubas this generation’s Ro…

    Is new Maple Leafs assistant GM Kyle Dubas this generation’s Roger Neilson?

    The Maple Leafs’ hiring of Kyle Dubas as their new assistant GM Tuesday, and the ensuing debate and discussion about the advanced statistics revolution Dubas is a part of, has intriguing parallels to a similar hiring in Toronto 37 years ago. Back then, …
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  • Toronto Maple Leafs sign veteran forward David Booth to one-yea…

    Toronto Maple Leafs sign veteran forward David Booth to one-year deal

    NHL.com Jul 22 (4 days ago)
    TORONTO - The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed veteran forward David Booth to a one-year deal. The 29-year-old Booth spent last season with the Vancouver Canucks, recording nine goals and 10 assists in 66 games. The six-foot, 212-pound wing...
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  • Who wins the trade? Wendel Clark for Mats Sundin, 20 years late…

    Who wins the trade? Wendel Clark for Mats Sundin, 20 years later

    thehockeynews.com Jul 21 (5 days ago)
    Hockey fans love trades. We love the adrenaline that comes with the news of a blockbuster, the potential for positive change, the photos of the inbound star in his new sweater. And we love picking them apart. The problem is, it typically takes several y…
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  • Leafs, defenseman Franson avoid arbitration

    Leafs, defenseman Franson avoid arbitration

    ESPN.com Jul 21 (5 days ago)
    The Toronto Maple Leafs and Cody Franson have avoided arbitration, with the defenseman signing a $3.3 million, one-year contract.
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  • Rumor Roundup: Brodeur’s patience will extend into the season

    Rumor Roundup: Brodeur’s patience will extend into the season

    Former New Jersey Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur remains available in this summer’s unrestricted free agent market. The Bergen Record’s Tom Gulitti recently reported Brodeur spoke with Pittsburgh and Tampa Bay about their backup jobs, but both clubs w…
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  • The NHL’s in-game entertainment experience is broken. Here’s ho…

    The NHL’s in-game entertainment experience is broken. Here’s how to fix it

    The off-season is when NHL teams examine their rosters and look to improve. But as we know, there’s more to every franchise’s business dealings than the players themselves. There’s also the matter of the in-arena experience for fans who spend big money …
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  • How Bobby Hull helped build the Oilers dynasty and how close Ed…

    How Bobby Hull helped build the Oilers dynasty and how close Edmonton was to drafting Teemu Selanne

    How much credit does Bobby Hull deserve for the Edmonton Oilers’ dynasty of the 1980s? A fair bit, according to the Golden Jet, in this edition of Throwback Thursday. In the July, 1988 edition of The Hockey News, Hull told Stan Fischler that Oilers’ GM …
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  • Toronto Maple Leafs only NHL team to crack Forbes’ list of 50 m…

    Toronto Maple Leafs only NHL team to crack Forbes’ list of 50 most valuable sports franchises

    The Toronto Maple Leafs may have only qualified for the NHL’s post-season once over the past 10 years – pulling it off in a shortened 48-game season – but they’re still the league’s most valuable franchise, according to Forbes’ annual rankings. The last…
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  • Rumor Roundup: O’Reilly to arbitration can’t have a happy endin…

    Rumor Roundup: O’Reilly to arbitration can’t have a happy ending

    The NHL’s salary arbitration hearings begin Monday, July 21 through Aug. 1 in Toronto. While 23 hearings were scheduled (20 player-elected, three club-elected), as of July 15 four players – Boston’s Matt Bartkowski, Dallas’ Cameron Gaunce, Nashville’s M…
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  • Maple Leafs sign centre Peter Holland to two-year contract

    Maple Leafs sign centre Peter Holland to two-year contract

    Maple Leafs sign centre Peter Holland to two-year contract
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  • Video - Is NHL Better With Winning Original Six? 03:33

    Is NHL Better With Winning Original Six?

    May 22
    With three of the final four teams part of the Original Six, is the NHL better with the older franchises going deep in the playoffs?
  • Video - Leafs Coach Randy Carlyle Gets Extension 02:58

    Leafs Coach Randy Carlyle Gets Extension

    May 8
    Pierre LeBrun discusses why the Maple Leafs have given coach Randy Carlyle a two-year extension despite missing the playoffs after finishing 2-12 over their last 14 games.
  • Video - Brendan Shanahan To Join Maple Leafs 03:32

    Brendan Shanahan To Join Maple Leafs

    Apr 10
    Pierre LeBrun discusses Brendan Shanahan appearing to be set to join the Maple Leafs in an executive role.
  • Video - The Disappointing Teams This Season 02:39

    The Disappointing Teams This Season

    Apr 10
    The Capitals, Maple Leafs and Senators top the list of the most disappointing teams this season in the NHL.

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