Found September 30, 2013 on HockeyBuzz:
Follow Colin on Twitter!: @ColinDJD As we all found out earlier Sunday morning, the Calgary Flames and Toronto Maple Leafs made their first deal of the year by trading 23 year old centerman Joe Colborne from Toronto, in exchange for a conditional 4th round draft pick from Calgary. For those unaware of the details of said trade, the 4th round pick becomes a 3rd round selection if Colborne g...

Maple Leafs trade Colborne to Flames for a pick

The player who was once the centerpiece of the Phil Kessel trade just got shuffled out of Toronto, per the Maple Leafs: The Toronto Maple Leafs have traded centreman Joe Colborne tonight to the Flames in exchange for Calgary’s own fourth-round pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. The pick can be upgraded to a third-round pick in 2014 if certain conditions are met in the upcoming...

Leafs place D Liles on waivers

The Toronto Maple Leafs have placed defenseman John-Michael Liles on waivers as their opening-night roster begins to come into focus. Liles's departure seemed certain after Cody Franson signed with Toronto. If he's not claimed by another NHL team, Liles could be assigned to the AHL's Toronto Marlies. The 32-year-old has a $3.875 million salary-cap hit. If he's sent...

Phil Kessel, aka the ugliest Jedi, gets an eight-year deal from Toronto

The Toronto Maple Leafs know a great Jedi when they see one and they weren’t about to allow their most talented lightsaber dueler walk away. I mean, could you let a man with such obvious talent leave your organization? I didn’t think so. The deal is reportedly for eight years and will pay him a total of $64 million. If that’s the case then it would mean that his yearly salary...

Phil Kessel Signs Eight-Year, $64 Million Contract Extension With Maple Leafs

TORONTO — The Maple Leafs and star forward Phil Kessel have agreed to terms on a $64 million, eight-year contract extension. The deal was signed just hours before the Maple Leafs’ opener in Montreal on Tuesday night. Kessel had one season left on his previous deal at $5.4 million. “I’ll be on the hook for some team dinners here or there, but I don’t mind,” Kessel said...

Brian Burke’s Costly Contracts Continue to Haunt the Maple Leafs

Getty Images By Tony Ambrogio (@SNTonyAmbrogio) Brian Burke’s costly contracts continue to haunt the Maple Leafs. It’s a long list: Mikhail Grabovski, Mike Komisarek, and now John-Michael Liles. Lengthy contracts handed out by former Toronto Maple Leafs General Manager Brian Burke that did not work out. Liles is the latest one – still with 3 years and a cap hit of $3.875 M...

Phil Kessel Re-Signs With Toronto Maple Leafs

The Toronto Maple Leafs made headlines today, signing star right winger Phil Kessel to a $64 million – 8 year contract extension. The deal ensures the Leafs right side is set over the next several seasons, as Phil joins recent…Read more →The post Phil Kessel Re-Signs With Toronto Maple Leafs appeared first on The Hockey Daily.

Mike Augello: Report: Kessel Close To Long-Term Agreement Prior To Season Opener

Phil Kessel's desire to get a new deal done with the Toronto Maple Leafs before the start of the regular season appears to have the two sides close to reaching a deal on a long term contract extension. According to's Chris Johnston, discussions between the winger’s representatives and the Leafs have heated up in recent days and could reach a conclusion...

It's official: Kessel re-signs with Leafs.

Well, my scheduled post was little out of date. So, the Leafs have re-signed their prized forward to a fat 8-year deal worth $ 8 million a year. Also, a no trade clause in his contract. MHL.COM -- The Toronto Maple Leafs are expected to announce Tuesday a new contract for star scorer Phil Kessel, according to TSN's Darren Dreger. The reported eight-year contract, which...

Mike Augello: Leafs May Tweak Roster Before Season Opener

The Maple Leafs may have a roster tweak or two in store before the season opener with the archrival Canadiens at the Bell Centre in Montreal on Tuesday night. The club will await to see if the six players they placed on waivers at Noon on Sunday; defensemen John-Michael Liles, Korbinian Holzer and TJ Brennan, forwards Trevor Smith and Troy Bodie and goaltender Drew MacIntyre...

Kessel Signing Official

#TMLtalk photo: Kessel actually signing the contract #KesselSigned — Toronto Maple Leafs (@MapleLeafs) October 1, 2013   It's official: #Leafs sign Phil Kessel to an eight-year, $64 million contract, with a no-movement and limited NTC. — Spector's Hockey (@SpectorsHockey) October 1, 2013

Reports: Phil Kessel, Maple Leafs Could Come to Terms on Lengthy Contract Extension Before Tuesday’s Season Opener

If rumors out of Toronto are accurate, Phil Kessel is in line for a big-time payday. Multiple members of the hockey media, including TSN’s Bob McKenzie and Sportsnet’s Chris Johnston, reported Monday night that Kessel and the Maple Leafs are working on a contract extension that will keep the veteran winger in Toronto for the foreseeable future. The deal, which has not yet been...

Phil Kessel Gets Paid by   Bradshaw Furlong

The Toronto Maple Leafs have locked up their best player for a very long time as the organization announced today that they and star forward Phil Kessel have reached an agreement on an 8-year, $64 million contract extension. A bit of background on Kessel: he was born in Madison, Wisconsin and will be turning 26 on October 2nd (so, tomorrow). [...]

Jocelyn Robitaille: Vegas baby! La blessure à Douglas Murray ouvre la porte à Tinordi

Avant de parler du début de la saison et de l'alignement du Canadien pour son premier match contre les Maple Leafs de Toronto, j'aimerais vous faire part de mon week-end à Las Vegas. Pas que je veuille me faire envier d'avoir passé les 4 derniers jours dans la ville la plus divertissante au monde, mais j'ai eu la chance de tomber sur un week-end ou 2 matches...

Leafs Send Joe Colborne To Calgary For Fourth Rounder by   Steven Ellis

The Calgary Flames announced have acquired centre Joe Colborne from the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for Calgary’s fourth round pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. Colborne was drafted in the first round, 16th overall, in the 2008 NHL Draft by the Boston Bruins. On February 18, 2011 he was traded from the Boston Bruins along with a first [...]

Red Wings-Maple Leafs pre-season wrap-up, overnight report and Freep Wings preview time: on tap…

The Red Wings' 3-1 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday night yielded both a "series split" in the teams' home-and-home exhibition-ending tilts (on Friday, Detroit defeated Toronto 5-2 in a battle of NHL lineups) and what I can best describe as mixed signals from the Grand Rapids Griffins-heavy lineup battling an almost equally green Leafs team. As I noted...
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