Maple Leafs sign Auston Matthews to 5-year extension

The Toronto Maple Leafs locked up their franchise centrepiece on Tuesday, signing Auston Matthews to a five-year, $58.17-million contract extension, the team announced. The deal will carry an annual average value of $11.634 million. The Auston Matthews contract will see 93% of the money paid in signing bonuses. — Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) February 5, 2019…

Positive takeaways for Leafs, Kings in Muzzin deal

The Toronto Maple Leafs and the Los Angeles Kings pulled off the biggest trade of the new year on Monday, as Jake Muzzin was shipped out of L.A. for forward Carl Grundstrom, the rights to defenceman Sean Durzi, and the Leafs’ 2019 first-round pick. Every trade in this day and age is judged solely by…

Maple Leafs acquire Jake Muzzin from Kings

The Toronto Maple Leafs have acquired defenceman Jake Muzzin from the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for Carl Grundstrom, Sean Durzi, and a 2019 first-round pick, the team announced Monday. “We feel this trade was necessary for the future of the organization,” Kings general manager Rob Blake said in a statement. “Moving Jake was not…

2019 NHL Draft: Midseason mock

The NHL All-Star Game festivities have come and gone, and with that, we head into the second half of the season. While some teams will be focused on their spots in the playoff race, others are looking towards June and the 2019 NHL Draft in Vancouver. The hype for the draft really turns up at…

Biggest NHL All-Star Game Snubs: Atlantic Division

It’s All-Star season in the National Hockey League, and with the rosters announced for the annual event, there will always be discussions on the individuals that missed out. There were a number of notable players who missed the cut in the Atlantic Division. Here are the biggest names that will, most likely, be catching the…

Maple Leafs recall Hutchinson, Kaskisuo on emergency basis

The Toronto Maple Leafs have recalled goaltenders Michael Hutchinson and Kasimir Kaskisuo from the AHL on an emergency basis, the team announced Thursday. Toronto also moved starter Frederik Andersen to the injured reserve. Backup Garret Sparks, who has started the last three games due to Andersen’s absence, will be held out of the Leafs’ game…

Maple Leafs acquire G Michael Hutchinson

The Toronto Maple Leafs have acquired goaltender Michael Hutchinson from the Florida Panthers, the team announced Saturday. Toronto will send a fifth-round pick in 2020 to Florida. The trade comes on the heels of Frederik Andersen being ruled as day to day with a groin injury. Hutchinson signed a one-year, $1.3-million deal with Florida this…