TSN.ca "The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed restricted free agent defenceman Jake Gardiner to a five-year contract extension on Tuesday. According to TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger, the deal is worth $20.25 million with an average annual value of $4.05 million per season. The 24-year-old..." July 29
Toronto Sun "The Toronto media nicknamed him “Sunny Jim” because of his boundless optimism in the face of Leafs turmoil. So you knew that the returning James Reimer could not let any ill will linger between himself and Randy Carlyle, coming off that March 29 game in Detroit that summed up the coach’s..." July 29
Leafs are going to have quite a battle at forward at camp. Signed Daniel Winnik today.
James Reimer tells the FAN 590 he didn't see "eye-to-eye" with Randy Carlyle last year, but adds: "I have no qualms about playing for him."
Nonis on Jake Gardiner talks: "Talks are on-going Things are going fine. I don't see any hiccups there.” #Leafs
$2.3 per year x 2 yrs for Reimer with Leafs.
Sportsnet.ca "Despite the fact he grew up in Michigan, David Booth says it was “a childhood dream” to play for the Toronto Maple Leafs. “I’m very excited to have this opportunity,” Booth, who often travelled to Toronto to play in tournaments as a kid, told Sportsnet 590 The Fan Thursday. “I grew up watching..." July 24
Winnipeg Free Press "LeBron James going home to play for the Cleveland Cavaliers led to speculation about whether a star NHL player might do the same in the near future. Naturally, Steven Stamkos was at the centre of that speculation. The Tampa Bay Lightning captain and Markham, Ont., native could be an..." July 23
Booth contract is $1.1-million. So no risk.
NHL.com "The Toronto Maple Leafs announced today the hiring of Kyle Dubas, who served the past three seasons as General Manager of the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds, as Assistant General Manager to David Nonis. As part of a front office restructuring, the club also announced the departures of Vice..." July 22
Edmonton Journal "My take Franson, 26, is 6-feet, 5-inches and 213 pounds. He shoots right and almost always plays the right side, a position where the Oilers already have Jeff Petry, Justin Schultz and Mark Fayne. Franson should be heading into the peak years of his NHL career. His coach trusted him with..." July 22
National Post "Late last week, Brian Burke, the president of hockey operations with the Calgary Flames, posted a fishing tale on social media. Burke was at a British Columbia fishing lodge with two National Hockey League general managers, and through his Twitter account, he said another guest at the lodge had..." July 22
CBSSports.com "Defenseman Cody Franson and the Toronto Maple Leafs avoided arbitration with a last-minute agreement. The Leafs extended Franson a one-year deal at $3.3 million, thus rendering Monday's scheduled arbitration hearing needless according to Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun. This is the third..." July 21
Franson has submitted $4.2M. TOR has submitted $2M. They can still settle beforehand.
Sportsnet.ca "The Toronto Maple Leafs want everything for their birthday. And they’re telling the National Hockey League that they owe it to their fans to give it to them. The team with the longest Stanley Cup drought is looking to host every other major NHL event—the All-Star Game, the NHL Draft and the..." July 15
TheScore.com "Former Tampa Bay Lightning, Toronto Marlies, and Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Paul Ranger has reportedly agreed to a two-year contract with a hockey team based in Geneva, Switzerland - most likely Genève-Servette HC of the NLA - per TSN's Darren Dreger. The 29-year-old returned to..." July 15
NHL.com "David Nonis, Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs, announced Friday that Peter Horachek and Steve Spott have been named assistant coaches on Randy Carlyle’s staff. Peter Horachek, 54, served as head coach of the Florida Panthers last season after being named..." July 12
Leafs re-sign Jamie Devane. Will have a shot at enforcer role, if they carry one.
Marlies HC Steve Spott named Leafs assistant. Led team to 45 wins, 3rd-straight North Division title and Conference final last season.
NHL.com "David Nonis, Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs, announced Thursday the hockey club has signed forward Trevor Smith to a one-year contract. The Leafs also announced the signing of their third-round draft pick in 2014, defenceman Rinat Valiev, to a three-year entry..." July 11
Toronto Star "Ryan Kesler would consider only two teams. Toronto wasn’t one of them. Jason Spezza had a wider list of clubs he was willing to contemplate in a trade. Toronto wasn’t one of them. Josh Gorges wouldn’t even entertain the notion of Toronto — period. Went screaming to the nether NHL regions of..." July 08
With a day to go, J. Reimer, C. Franson, M. Bartkowski and M. Ekholm have filed for arb. Teams have filed for R. O'Reilly, M. Frolik.
Hearing that Maple Leafs have some interest in signing Nikolai Khabibulin to back up Bernier. It may not happen but told there's interest.
Toronto Sun "You can’t blame Matt Frattin for selective memory loss on his last spotlight moment as a Leaf. With Toronto up 4-2 in that fateful Game 7 in Boston some 14 months ago, Frattin forced a turnover by the Bruins at the Toronto line with three and half minutes to play. He swept in for a breakaway on..." July 04
#Leafs confirm one-year deals with Mike Santorelli, Petri Kontiola and Troy Bodie.
Leafs have agreed to a 1 year deal with Mike Santorelli, $1.5 mil.
Petri Kontiola's KHL buyout has officially been processed. The Finn has agreed to terms with the #leafs on a $1.1M, one-year deal.
Sportsnet.ca "The Toronto Maple Leafs are looking overseas to bolster their depth at centre. Sportsnet has learned that the team is on the verge of signing free agent Petri Kontiola to a one-year contract. Sources indicate that the deal will be completed as soon as the player gains his official release from..." July 03
TheScore.com "With no trade in sight to end the impasse between the Toronto Maple Leafs and goaltender James Reimer, Reimer has filed for salary arbitration. Reimer posted his highest career goals-against average (3.29) last season, winning just 12 games in 36 appearances despite recording a good..." July 03
Cody Franson won't sign qualifying offer, which was for $2-million. He'll get a raise into at least $2.5-million range, if they keep him.
Cody Franson was TOR player going to MTL for Gorges. Would have think he's still in play with TOR acquisition of Polak and Robidas.
Hurricanes sign Drew MacIntyre. Not coming back to Toronto.
NHL.com "The Columbus Blue Jackets have acquired forward Jerry D’Amigo and a conditional seventh-round pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft from the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for forward Matt Frattin, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today. D’Amigo, 23, appeared in 22 games with Toronto..." July 01
Josh Gorges makes it clear on Sportsnet he just couldn't get over MTL's bitter rivalry with TOR to agree to join the Leafs.
Leafs gave qualifying offers to Spencer Abbott, Carter Ashton, Jerry D'Amigo, Cody Franson, Jake Gardiner, Peter Holland and James Reimer.
David Bolland remains open to all options in free agency; hasn't ruled out a return to the #leafs.
Hearing TOR GM Dave Nonis went overseas in the last two days for a face-to-face meeting with Leo Komarov
Toronto still waiting and hopeful Josh Gorges will have a change of heart. Otherwise, interest shifts to D.Boyle or Stephane Robidas. #FAF
Leo Komarov is on his way back to the #Leafs on a four-year deal.
Robidas to Leafs. Working on details.
Told there remains some interest from the Leafs in bringing back TJ Brennan. Was AHL defenceman of the year.
Josh Gorges situation in MTL problematic for all. MTL had deal with TOR but Gorges refused to waive modified NTC to go to TOR. Still won't.
The #leafs will buy out the remaining two years of Tim Gleason's contract. He'll count $1.333M against their cap for the next four years.
Pro Hockey Talk "One of the curious trades made on Saturday involved the Toronto Maple Leafs. They dealt defenseman Carl Gunnarsson and the 90th overall pick to the St. Louis Blues for Roman Polak. While that deal netted the Leafs a physical blue liner, it also sent Dion Phaneuf‘s top-pairing partner out of..." June 29
CBSSports.com "What is the market for an unrestricted free-agent goaltender likely playing the last season of his career at 42 years old and put up a .901 save percentage last year? Pretty good it sounds like, actually. According to Louis Jean of TVA Sports, goaltender Martin Brodeur's agent says the veteran is..." June 29
TOR sends Gunnarson to STL in exchange for Polak. #TSN
MTL D Josh Gorges' name is out there in trade talk. TOR made a pitch for Gorges but no CDN team is on list of 15 teams he can be dealt to.
Toronto Sun "He looks like the next time he shaves could well be his first, but newest Maple Leaf Willie Nylander has the skill to be a man among boys. Highly coveted by scouts for his high-end hands and speed, the son of long-time NHLer Michael Nylander was selected eighth overall by Toronto general..." June 28