July 01 2015 01:31PM
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Ok, so not quite the same big news item that we're now accustomed to, but Richard Panik will be back with the Leafs next season.
Leafs re-sign Richard Panik, one year, $975k— Pierre LeBrun (@Real_ESPNLeBrun) July 1, 2015
Phil Kessel Traded to Pittsburgh Penguins for Kapanen, Harrington, Spaling and Picks (UPDATED AGAIN)
July 01 2015 10:57AM
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There it is - the big one. According to Bob McKenzie on TSN, the Toronto Maple Leafs have traded Phil Kessel to the Pittsburgh Penguins in a multi-player trade.
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Kessel, Tyler Biggs, Tim Erixon and 2nd in 2016 for Kapanen, Harrington, Spaling, 1st and 3rd picks in 2016. TOR retains $1.25M/year.— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) July 1, 2015
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July 01 2015 10:56AM
The Leafs have reportedly reached an agreement with the recently bought-out P.A. Parenteau on a one-year deal worth 1.5-million dollars. TSN's Bob McKenzie was the first to break news of the signing, via twitter.
TOR closing in on a one-year deal with P.A. Parenteau. #TSN.— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) July 1, 2015
July 01 2015 10:24AM
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And there it is... about 10 minutes into Free Agency day and the Toronto Maple Leafs are already adding players.
Hunwick to TOR 2 years, $1.2 AAV— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) July 1, 2015
Hunwick, 30, was drafted in the seventh round of the 2004 Draft, and has spent time with the Boston Bruins, Colorado Avalanche and most recently the New York Rangers. Last season, the 5'11, 190lb blueliner scored 11 points in 55 games.
July 01 2015 10:10AM
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More trade chatter surrounding the Toronto Maple Leafs just ahead of Free Agency from Sportsnet's Nick Kypreos and TSN's Darren Dreger...
No question there is interest in Kessel. Pitt remains intrigued, but I believe Babcock would prefer to coach him first to see what he has.— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) July 1, 2015
You have to imagine that after the Chicago Blackhawks sent Brandon Saad packing to Columbus yesterday that the Pittsburgh Penguins would need to revisit their backup plans. It makes a lot of sense that they'd circle back to Phil Kessel.