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September 11 2015 06:45AM
The Leafs should not entertain a trade for Stamkos, Lucic to Canucks next summer begins, McDavid chooses his roommate in Edmonton, Sam Bennett to play the middle in Calgary, Penticton rookie tournament rosters announced, fantasy hockey previews, a great scrap between stars and more in this week's Nation Roundup brought to you by Violent Gentlemen.
September 10 2015 11:12PM
On this episode, Greg Wyshynski, Jen Neale, Sean Leahy, and Josh Cooper of Yahoo Sports join for all things hockey and impressions.
September 10 2015 07:10PM
After weeks of speculation, the Toronto Maple Leafs have announced that Mats Sundin will be the man who graces the seventh statue in Air Canada Centre's "Legends Row".
September 10 2015 06:41PM
Finally, one of the best free agent defencemen available this offseason has found a home. A horrible, horrible home. But a home nonetheless.
The Buffalo Sabres have officially signed former Leafs defenceman Cody Franson to a two-year contract that carries an annual cap hit of $3.325M. Franson spent the past four seasons in Toronto before being dealt to the Nashville Predators, the team that Franson broke into the NHL with, at the trade deadline with Matthew Lombardi.
In return, Toronto received prospect Brendan Leipsic, Olli Jokinen (who was flipped to the St. Louis Blues), and a 2015 first round pick (which was flipped a couple times for more picks).
Franson's arrival in Buffalo is really interesting for a couple reasons, but mostly because of the cash (or lackthereof). For a defenceman of Franson's ilk - not the fleetest of foot, but a 6'5, right-handed shot with a healthy amount of offensive skill - $3.3M per year is a very reasonable price tag.
September 10 2015 03:28PM
The Steven Stamkos situation in Tampa is starting to get more and more interesting, and with hockey season slowly getting under way in the form of rookie tournaments and training camps, we'll see if he can get locked up with the Lightning soon.
As you're likely aware, Stamkos and his hometown Leafs have been linked for quite a while in the NHL rumor circles, and it seems every week we're likely to get more gas on that fire.