Calgary - Jun. 26, 2015: The Calgary Flames acquired defenseman Dougie Hamilton from the Boston Bruins on Friday in exchange for a first-round pick and two second-round picks in the 2015 NHL Draft.
The Bruins will receive the Nos. 15, 45 and 52 draft picks for Hamilton, who turned 22 on June 17 and comes off a season in which he set career highs with 10 goals and 42 points in 72 games. He is set to become a restricted free agent on July 1. FULL STORY
Toronto - Jun. 19, 2015: The Toronto Maple Leafs acquired the rights to unsigned center Zach Hyman and a conditional seventh-round pick in the 2017 NHL Draft from the Florida Panthers on Friday in exchange for center Greg McKegg. FULL STORY
Pittsburgh - Jun. 19, 2015: Forward Evgeni Malkin, who has been the subject of trade rumors, won't be leaving the Pittsburgh Penguins anytime soon, general manager Jim Rutherford said Wednesday.
"No, he's not available," Rutherford told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. FULL STORY
Oshawa - Jun. 16, 2015: The Oshawa Generals announced today that Generals Head Coach, DJ Smith, has been named the Assistant Coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs.
DJ joined the Generals in June 2012 after spending six seasons as the Assistant Coach of the Windsor Spitfires, two of which were CHL Championship years. He added a third Memorial Cup to his coaching resume following the Generals’ Championship win in Quebec last month. FULL STORY
Toronto - Jun. 14, 2015: As the NHL Draft approaches, trade rumours surrounding Leafs' superstar winger Phil Kessel have reached new heights. Kessel has a limited no trade clause, which entitles him to name 8 teams he'd allow a trade to. He also comes with an $8 million cap hit. Is it a coincidence that his list of teams are all tight against the salary cap? Or is Kessel actively trying to prevent a trade from happening? FULL STORY
Windsor - May. 20, 2015: To quote New York Sun newsman Francis Pharcellus Church; “Virginia, your little friends are wrong. They have been affected by the skepticism of a skeptical age. Yes Virginia, there is a Santa Claus.” Jolly old St. Nick brought Mike Babcock from Hockeytown to the real centre of the hockey universe.
Toronto - May. 20, 2015: The Toronto Maple Leafs' did what most considered to be an impossibility today, and landed free agent coach Mike Babcock. Babcock will be the 30th coach in team history and signs a record breaking contract. The mammoth contract will see him in Toronto for the next 8 years and be paid $50 Million US dollars for his services. Can Babcock and Shanahan turn the Leafs' around? Many consider this the best shot the Leafs have had in years to finally get it right.
Toronto - May. 20, 2015: Mike Babcock has been hired by the Toronto Maple Leafs, receiving an eight-year contract worth approximately $50 million, according to Sportsnet and TSN.
A formal announcement from Maple Leafs Sports and Entertainment is expected Wednesday afternoon.
Toronto - May. 20, 2015: Greg Wyshynski of Yahoo's Puck Daddy is reporting that Mike Babcock will not be going to the Buffalo Sabres or returning to the Detroit Red Wings. He suggests that the two remaining teams are the Toronto Maple Leafs and the St. Louis Blues. The article goes on to say that the Maple Leafs' plane is on it way to Detroit.