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NHL News & Notes: Nelson, Senators Head Coach & More

In today’s News & Notes, Brock Nelson has signed a long-term contract extension, the Ottawa Senators have hired D.J. Smith as their new head coach and Mike Modano has been hired by the Minnesota Wild. Nelson Signs Extension The New York Islanders have signed Nelson to a six-year contract extension worth $36 million. This deal came after Nelson had himself a career-season with the Islanders and the team shocked many by taking a huge step forward following former captain John Tavares’ depa...
Tags: Column, Usa, News, Minnesota, Sport, Dallas, Hockey, NHL, Smith, Craig, Nelson, New York Islanders, Ottawa, Minnesota Wild, Dallas Stars, Ontario


Maple Leafs News & Rumors: Engvall, Johnsson, Captain, Nylander, More

The Toronto Maple Leafs roster will be reconstructed this offseason. Obviously, as a way to address the team’s salary cap limitations, general manager Kyle Dubas will likely trade some players (Nikita Zaitsev might be one), or simply not sign players to new contracts (Jake Gardiner and Ron Hainsey are the most likely). As well, a number of RFAs need new contracts. Mitch Marner, Dubas announced, is the team’s first priority. However, Andreas Johnsson and Kasperi Kapanen have shown enough pote...
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Senators Name D.J. Smith Coach, Maple Leafs Promote McFarland

On Thursday, news came down the NHL wire that the Ottawa Senators have named D.J. Smith as their new head coach. The team announced a three-year agreement with Smith, who spent the past four seasons as an assistant coach with the Toronto Maple Leafs and working under Mike Babcock. The Senators took their time with this hire. They interviewed a number of candidates including interim coach Marc Crawford and recently were seen chatting with Patrick Roy. In the end, Ottawa chose to go with a fres...
Tags: Toronto, Sport, Hockey, NHL, Babcock, Smith, Ottawa, Mike, Leafs, Maple Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs, Ottawa Senators, OHL, Patrick Roy, Fla, Mike Babcock


Senators Name D.J. Smith Coach, Maple Leafs Hire McFarland

On Thursday, news came down the NHL wire that the Ottawa Senators have named D.J. Smith as their new head coach. The team announced a three-year agreement with Smith, who spent the past four seasons as an assistant coach with the Toronto Maple Leafs and working under Mike Babcock. The Senators took their time with this hire. They interviewed a number of candidates including interim coach Marc Crawford and recently were seen chatting with Patrick Roy. In the end, Ottawa chose to go with a fres...
Tags: Ottawa Senators, Toronto Maple Leafs, D.J. Smith, Paul McFarland, Top Story


Islanders Sign Nelson to Contract Extension

The New York Islanders have signed forward Brock Nelson to a six-year contract extension, the team announced Thursday. According to Arthur Staple of The Athletic, this deal carries a $6 million cap hit. Staple would also say that the money aspect of the deal is a win for the Islanders as he would have gotten closer to $7 million annually on the open market. #Isles Transaction: Brock Nelson has agreed to terms on a six-year contract. Details: https://t.co/S182ZJSoO2— New York Islanders (@NY...
Tags: News, Washington, Sport, North Dakota, Buffalo, Hockey, NHL, Nelson, New York Islanders, Islanders, Toronto Maple Leafs, Carolina Hurricanes, Team USA, Athletic, Pittsburgh Penguins, John Tavares


Bruins & Blues Meet Again in Stanley Cup Final, 49 years Later

Seeing the famous photo of Bobby Orr scoring the 1970 Stanley Cup-winning goal to beat his St. Louis Blues doesn’t bring back bad memories for Scotty Bowman. “Not really,” the legendary coach said. “Because we didn’t have a big opportunity to win that series.” BOSTON, MA – MAY 10: Bobby Orr #4 of the Boston Bruins flies through the air after sliding the puck past goalie Glenn Hall and tripped by Noel Picard of the St. Louis Blues as Orr scored the game winning overtime goal during Game...
Tags: Usa, Boston, Sport, Blues, Hockey, NHL, St Louis, Boston Bruins, Bruins, Patrice Bergeron, Brad Marchand, Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs, Gloria, Tarasenko, Vladimir Tarasenko


Ottawa Senators hire D.J. Smith as head coach

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Former Toronto Maple Leafs assistant coach D.J. Smith is the new head coach of the Ottawa Senators. Smith signed a three-year contract with the club on Thursday. He replaces interim head coach Marc Crawford, who also interviewed for the position. Guy Boucher was fired as Ottawa’s head coach last season, a […]
Tags: News, Sports, Ottawa, Toronto Maple Leafs, Ottawa Senators, Guy Boucher, Marc Crawford, D J Smith, Ontario AP, Ottawa Senators Smith


D.J. Smith Is The New Head Coach Of The Ottawa Senators

OTTAWA - The Ottawa Senators (@Senators) today announced D.J. Smith would join the club as the teams' new head coach. Smith has agreed to terms on a three-year agreement with the Senators. Smith, 42, becomes the 14th head coach in the team's history. He has spent the last four seasons as an assistant coach on Mike Babcock's staff with the Toronto Maple Leafs. He joined Toronto in 2015-16 after leading the Ontario Hockey League's Oshawa Generals to the 2015 Memorial Cup title....
Tags: Toronto, Sport, Smith, Ottawa, Toronto Maple Leafs, Ottawa Senators, Ontario Hockey League, Mike Babcock, J Smith, Oshawa Generals, D J Smith


Can Sabres’ Olofsson Meet Expectations?

Victor Olofsson has been keenly followed by Buffalo Sabres fans over the last couple seasons. Drafted in the seventh round, 181st overall, in the 2014 NHL Draft, he understandably was not welcomed with great fanfare. With the Sabres’ ineptitude at drafting beyond the top five in the draft, Olofsson was regarded as a name that would likely soon be forgotten. As the 2017-18 season began to unfold, however, Olofsson started turning heads. Playing for Frolunda in the Swedish Hockey League, he was...
Tags: Usa, Toronto, Sport, Ap, Rochester, Detroit Red Wings, AHL, Hockey, NHL, North America, Black, Tampa Bay Lightning, Boston Bruins, Auston Matthews, Toronto Maple Leafs, Buffalo Sabres


Maple Leafs’ Next Captain – So Many Options

The Toronto Maple Leafs always have an exciting offseason, and this year will be no different. What will Mitch Marner’s contract look like? Will Jake Gardiner be back? Has Mike Babcock coached his last game for the Maple Leafs? All these questions have dominated talk in the media and among fans. However, one question that seems to have been lost in the shuffle over the past few weeks is who will be the Maple Leafs’ next captain? Three Years Without a Captain It may not seem that long ago...
Tags: Usa, Toronto, Sport, Hockey, NHL, New York Islanders, Boston Bruins, Morgan, Islanders, Auston Matthews, Leafs, Maple Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs, Tom Szczerbowski, Matthews, John Tavares


William Nylander’s Redemption: Perhaps It’s Not Too Late

Until the World Championships, it was only a good year for William Nylander at the bank. Fresh from signing a last-minute contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs that kept the young forward from sitting out the season, Nylander joined the team after the 2018-19 season started. But, he wasn’t ready to play at his old level and his season, like the team’s, ended in disappointment. The 2018-19 Maple Leafs were bumped from the Stanley Cup playoffs once again by their nemesis, the Boston Bruins. ...
Tags: Usa, Sweden, Russia, Toronto, Sport, Detroit Red Wings, Hockey, NHL, William, Babcock, Liechtenstein, Boston Bruins, Brian Burke, Leafs, Maple Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs


Gulls looking forward to home-ice advantage as series shifts to San Diego

The San Diego Gulls seized home-ice advantage in the AHL’s Western Conference final with a 3-0 victory over the Chicago Wolves in Game 2 of the best-of-7 series Saturday at Rosemont, Illinois. The Gulls’ reward was a chance to close out the series at home, thanks to the 2-3-2 playoff format. The Gulls host the Wolves in Games 3, 4 and 5 on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at Pechanga Arena. Game 6, if necessary, would be Monday at Allstate Arena. The Gulls, the Ducks’ AHL affiliate, don’t want the...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Chicago, Soccer, San Diego, San Jose, AHL, NHL, Muhammad Ali, Anaheim-ducks, Toronto Maple Leafs, SAP Center, Bakersfield, Boyle, Western Conference, Chicago Wolves


Blues’ Veterans Hoping for First Stanley Cup Shot

The St. Louis Blues will be on home ice tonight for Game 6 of the Western Conference Final against the San Jose Sharks. If they win, they will advance to their first Stanley Cup Final since 1970, to face the same team that they did then, the Boston Bruins. While a Stanley Cup appearance would be huge for the franchise, it would also be a life-changing opportunity for the players. Only one player on the Blues roster has played for the Cup: David Perron, who did it with the Vegas Golden Knight...
Tags: Minnesota, Sport, Blues, Hockey, NHL, St Louis, San Jose Sharks, Sharks, Alex, Players Tribune, Boston Bruins, Thomas, Toronto Maple Leafs, Sergei Belski, David Perron, St Louis Blues


Devils’ Top 10 Draft Picks

The New Jersey Devils will be selecting first overall at the NHL Entry Draft one month from now. They’ll either add Jack Hughes or Kaapo Kakko to their roster, with the hopes of one becoming the next great franchise player. Let’s look back on some draft picks who’ve earned their place in Devils’ history. 10. Petr Sykora (Right Wing) Petr Sykora had a long and productive NHL career (Photo by Ed Mulholland-US PRESSWIRE) Sykora’s NHL career spanned over 15 seasons, with eight of...
Tags: Europe, Usa, Colorado, Sport, Canada, New York Times, New Jersey, Rangers, Detroit Red Wings, Penguins, Hockey, NHL, Calgary Flames, San Jose Sharks, Ducks, Hall of Fame


Salary Cap Issues

from Luke Fox of Sportsnet, Winning comes at a cost. “When we’re not dealing with cap issues, we’re probably rebuilding,” Toronto Maple Leafs president Brendan Shanahan recently explained on Prime Time Sports. “The better you become, the less peaceful it is, the more anxiety there is, because each decision means more and so you still have problems. “They’re just better problems.” Embrace the rebuild and watch your salary cap concerns tumble to the floor. But try to win...
Tags: Sport, NHL, Toronto Maple Leafs, Brendan Shanahan, Luke Fox


Maple Leafs News & Rumors: Miller, Marner, Kapanen, Gardiner, Kadri

Although the Toronto Maple Leafs have not played in almost a month (their last game was Apr. 23), injuries are impacting the team: Travis Dermott is recovering from a separated shoulder; Zach Hyman has a torn ACL; and, John Tavares came home from the World Championships with an oblique injury. In light of all the injuries the Leafs were playing through during their first round Stanley Cup series with the Boston Bruins, doesn’t it make you wonder if this might have been the Maple Leafs’ year?...
Tags: Sport, Hockey, Toronto Maple Leafs, Nazem Kadri, Kasperi Kapanen, Mitch Marner


The Toronto Maple Leafs Need Patrick Marleau

Recently, some young and inexperienced Toronto Maple Leafs commentators have suggested that the Maple Leafs should act quickly to discard 39-year-old Patrick Marleau, dumping his years of experience and depth of leadership, before the final year of his contract begins. Simply stated, this position is incredibly short-sighted and is a narrow-minded approach to team building and organizational leadership. It is wrong for two reasons. First, it ignores the realities of how successful Stanley ...
Tags: Sport, Hockey, Toronto Maple Leafs, Patrick Marleau, Top Story


NHL Rumors: Stars, Maple Leafs, Canadiens, More

In today’s NHL rumor rundown, there are updates on the Dallas Stars and their priority being Mats Zuccarello, the Toronto Maple Leafs possible interest in Colin Miller, the Carolina Hurricanes goaltending dilemma and the Montreal Canadiens shopping list. Stars Focus is Zuccarello Mike Heika says he believes the Dallas Stars are focusing on pending UFA forward Mats Zuccarello and not to free agency. There was speculation the organization might look at players like Ryan Dzingel or trading...
Tags: Sport, Hockey, Montreal Canadiens, Toronto Maple Leafs, Mats Zuccarello, Colin Miller, Mitch Marner, Top Story, NHL Rumors


Maple Leafs News & Rumors: Johnsson, Marchment, Trade Bait, Nylander

As always, the Toronto Maple Leafs are in the news. There is much speculation about trades, and I’m curious to imagine how general manager Kyle Dubas might creatively construct a new roster in the face of a menacing salary cap. This review of news and rumors focuses on those potential moves, as well as the continued play of Maple Leafs prospect Mason Marchment and forward William Nylander. Item One: Andreas Johnsson Interested in Signing Although the focus has been mostly on what it mi...
Tags: Sweden, Sport, Detroit Red Wings, Penguins, Hockey, NHL, Edmonton, New York Islanders, New Jersey Devils, Edmonton Oilers, Oilers, Maple Leafs, TSN, Toronto Maple Leafs, Lou Lamoriello, Ottawa Senators


Hurricanes Owe McElhinney Another Shot in Net

It should be an easy decision for the Carolina Hurricanes. Statistically speaking, they barely got adequate goaltending from Petr Mrazek in the playoffs. Curtis McElhinney showed better results in relief. With both slated to become unrestricted free agents, if they have to choose one, go with McElhinney, right? Right. McElhinney’s Surprise Success There’s little denying McElhinney and Mrazek exceeded expectations overall this season. Still, if the Hurricanes were able to make it to Round...
Tags: Usa, Sport, Hockey, NHL, Cherry, Florida Panthers, Boston Bruins, Bruins, Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs, Carolina Hurricanes, Sergei Bobrovsky, Petr Mrazek, Mrazek, Don Cherry, Rod Brind


Subban Trade Bait: Who Will Bite?

Since the Nashville Predators’ season ended, P.K. Subban’s name has been circulated in trade rumors. This isn’t the first time the defenseman’s future in Nashville has been called into question. Last offseason he was mentioned in rumors, as well, although general manager Ray Shero quickly shut those down. This time, however, it feels different. Shero hasn’t silenced the speculation, and after a quick exit from the postseason, it’s not difficult to entertain a potential Subban trade. Reasons ...
Tags: Florida, Usa, Toronto, Sport, Nashville, Penguins, Hockey, NHL, Montreal, Vegas, New York Islanders, Pittsburgh, New Jersey Devils, Holden, Florida Panthers, Philadelphia Flyers


Potential Trade Targets for the Maple Leafs’ Lacklustre Defence

Defence has been the bane of the Toronto Maple Leafs since day one of their rebuild. Four seasons later, and now legitimate Stanley Cup contenders, their defensive struggles persist. After finishing 20th in goals against (3.04 per game) and 24th in shots against (33.1 per game), the Maple Leafs allowed 23 goals in seven games against the Boston Bruins en route to another first round playoff exit. They’ll be looking to improve on their greatest weakness heading into next season, but after losi...
Tags: Usa, Toronto, Sport, Gm, Philadelphia, Hockey, NHL, San Jose Sharks, Ducks, Vegas, Anaheim Ducks, Miller, Pat, Boston Bruins, Philadelphia Flyers, Flyers


TSN’s First Trade Bait Board Lands: Key Takeaways

Every year, TSN puts out a Trade Bait Board that is followed religiously. Each week that board is updated with the names most likely to move, those who have already been shipped off to a new home and players who climb up and drop down the ladder with regularity. NHL’ers and fans alike keep an eye on the board all year and if you’re on it, you know, with decent certainty, there’s something to your name being out there. On Friday, TSN dropped it’s first Trade Bait Board of the season and t...
Tags: Usa, Minnesota, Boston, Toronto, Sport, Gm, Dallas, Nashville, Penguins, Hockey, NHL, Calgary, Tampa, Vegas, New York Islanders, Edmonton Oilers


UFAs Can Talk To Other Teams Beginning On June 23rd

via TSN, The NHL's interview period for unrestricted free agents to speak to teams other than their own will open on June 23 at 12:01 a.m ET. The restricted free agent contact period will open three days later on June 26 at 12:01am et. During the period, pending free agents will be able to meet with prospective teams, but are not permitted to discuss contract details. The NHL's free agency period will open on July 1 at noon ET. Last year, TSN's top-ranked free agen...
Tags: Sport, NHL, New York Islanders, TSN, Toronto Maple Leafs, Jeff Skinner, John Tavares


NHL Rumors: Spezza, Maple Leafs, More

In today’s NHL rumor rundown, there is news that Jason Spezza would be open to a return to Ottawa, updates on the status of things between the Toronto Maple Leafs and restricted free agent Andreas Johnsson, the Dallas Stars might look at moving a young forward and more. Spezza Back in Ottawa? Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic (subscription required) spoke with Jason Spezza who will not be back with the Dallas Stars next season and asked him what his plans are for the future. Specifically, h...
Tags: Usa, Toronto, Sport, Dallas, CSKA Moscow, Hockey, NHL, Ottawa, Dallas Stars, Auston Matthews, Leafs, Maple Leafs, TSN, Toronto Maple Leafs, LeBrun, Carolina Hurricanes


Coaching Colleagues Expect Krueger to Thrive & Adjust With Sabres

Mike Babcock and Ralph Krueger’s relationship goes back to 2004 and countless conversations since about coaching in the NHL. The Toronto Maple Leafs coach just wishes Krueger hadn’t joined the rival Buffalo Sabres to make his job more difficult. “It didn’t thrill me that he’s just down the road, but that’s the way life is,” Babcock said. “He’s going to help their team out.” Related: Krueger Named Sabres’ Head Coach Babcock and other coaches who have worked closely with Krueger over t...
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Maple Leafs’ Shanahan Re-Signed: The History of the Shanaplan

With another season in the books, the Toronto Maple Leafs are in for another busy summer. Fortunately, Leafs Nation has one less thing to worry about this summer as Brendan Shanahan will be brought back as the president and an alternate governor. The organization announced that Shanahan has signed a six-year extension that will run through the 2024-25 season. This should come as good news to fans of the Leafs as the arrival of Shanahan was a massive turning point for the organization. Scorch...
Tags: Usa, Washington, Toronto, Sport, Atlantic, Hockey, NHL, Babcock, Tampa Bay Lightning, New York Islanders, New Jersey Devils, Boston Bruins, Eastern Conference, Bruins, Auston Matthews, Leafs


Fellow coaches expect Krueger to thrive, adjust with Sabres

Mike Babcock and Ralph Krueger’s relationship goes back to 2004 and countless conversations since about coaching in the NHL. The Toronto Maple Leafs coach just wishes Krueger hadn’t join ed the rival Buffalo Sabres to make his job more difficult. “It didn’t thrill me that he’s just down the road, but that’s the way life […]
Tags: News, Sports, NHL, Toronto Maple Leafs, Buffalo Sabres, Sabres, Mike Babcock, Krueger, Ralph Krueger


Maple Leafs News & Rumors: Shanahan, Marner, Lindgren, Worst Trade

Perhaps the contract extension of Toronto Maple Leafs president Brendan Shanahan, who signed on for six more years (through the 2024-25 season), is the biggest recent news surrounding the club this week. It suggests that the Shana-Plan continues. Related – Maple Leafs: Tavares, Nylander, Franson, Zaitsev & More And, so far so good. Since Shanahan assumed the role of team president in April 2014, the Leafs fell to the bottom of the standings but now have emerged. This resurgence has seen th...
Tags: Usa, Toronto, Sport, Finland, Hockey, NHL, Berger, Tampa Bay Lightning, Mitch, Boston Bruins, Leafs, Maple Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs, Patrick Kane, Lindgren, Kyle


Maple Leafs Mason Marchment: A Long Shot Worth Rooting For

Recently, Craig Button joined the OverDrive panel to discuss the Toronto Maple Leafs’ situation. During that conversation, he mentioned that he had recently attended a Toronto Marlies game and was impressed by the play of Mason Marchment. Related – Maple Leafs News: Tavares, Nylander, Franson, Zaitsev Button specifically suggested that Marchment plays an edgy, in-your-face game, which is something Button believes the Maple Leafs need more of. I agree with Button. Sometimes, the Maple Leafs...
Tags: Toronto, Sport, San Jose, Hockey, NHL, San Jose Sharks, Boston Bruins, Maple Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs, Bryan, ECHL, Marlies, Mason, OHL, Toronto Marlies, William Nylander