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Jonathan Bernier Won't Be Sour About Paycut From Leafs

Aug 4, 2015 2:47 AM

Jonathan Bernier was offered a pay cut in arbitration and signed a two-year deal worth $8.3 million.

The Maple Leafs reportedly offered Bernier the minimum they could, $2.89 million for one year, after he made $3.4 million last season. Bernier asked for $5.1 million. The sides agreed to the two-year contract before the arbitrator's ruling.


"There's obviously things they say that you don't want to hear, but at the same time I think you grow from those experiences," Bernier told the Maple Leafs website. "I won't be sour about it. I know it's part of the business."

Tags: Toronto Maple Leafs, Misc Rumor

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Mike Hoffman Awarded $2M From Senators By Arbitrator

Aug 4, 2015 2:44 AM

Ottawa Senators forward Mike Hoffman was awarded a one-year, $2 million contract by an arbitrator in Toronto on Monday.

Hoffman submitted a request for a one-year, $3.4 million contract; the Senators offered a one-year, $1.75 million contract. The hearing was held Friday.

Hoffman, 25, had 27 goals and 48 points and was plus-16 in 79 games last season. He had one goal and three points in six Stanley Cup Playoff games.

Tags: Ottawa Senators, Misc Rumor

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Leafs Sign Jonathan Bernier To Two-Year Deal

Aug 2, 2015 12:40 PM

The Maple Leafs announced today that the club has signed goaltender Jonathan Bernier to a two-year contract extension.

Bernier, 26, has posted a goals against average of 2.78 and a .918 save percentage in two seasons with the Maple Leafs after arriving in a trade with the Kings on June 23, 2013. In 175 career NHL games (158 starts), the Laval, Quebec native owns a record of 76-67-20 with a 2.63 goals against average, a .916 save percentage and nine shutouts. Bernier was originally selected by Los Angeles with the 11th overall pick in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.  

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Tags: Toronto Maple Leafs, Misc Rumor, Signing

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Marcus Johansson Re-Signs With Capitals

Aug 1, 2015 7:42 PM

Forward Marcus Johansson has re-signed with the Capitals, getting a $3.75 million, one-year contract based on an arbitrator's decision Friday.

The 24-year-old had a career-high 20 goals and 27 assists while appearing in all 82 games last season with Washington.

Tags: Washington Capitals, Misc Rumor, Signing

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Canadiens, Alex Galchenyuk Agree To Two-Year Deal

Jul 30, 2015 11:09 PM

The Canadiens and restricted free-agent Alex Galchenyuk have agreed to terms on a two-year contract worth what a source told ESPN's Pierre LeBrun is an average of $2.8M per year.

Galchenyuk had career highs with 20 goals, 26 assists and 46 points last season.

Tags: Montreal Canadiens, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Terms Agreement

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Jakub Voracek, Flyers Agree To Extension

Jul 30, 2015 7:18 PM

The Flyers and right wing Jakub Voracek have agreed to a multiyear contract extension, according to an report on Thursday.

The 25-year-old Voracek had 22 goals and career highs of 59 assists and 81 points last season.

Tags: Philadelphia Flyers, Misc Rumor, Terms Agreement

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Bettman To Testify In NHL Concussion Lawsuit

Jul 30, 2015 7:13 PM

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman will face a legal deposition Friday morning in New York City as part of an ongoing concussion lawsuit against the NHL, a source told

Bettman is expected to be deposed at 10 a.m. and face questions about the ongoing litigation filed on behalf of several NHL players alleging the league was reckless and negligent about informing players on the risks of long-term damage as a result of head injuries suffered while playing the game.

Tags: Legal, Misc Rumor

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Hawks To Build New Practice Facility, Ice Center

Jul 30, 2015 2:07 PM

The Blackhawks announced Wednesday they will build a practice facility and community ice center on the land currently occupied by Malcolm X College in Chicago, according to an report.

The facility, which will be across from the United Center, will be 125,000 square feet and will include two ice rinks. Construction is expected to begin next year and to be finished within two years.

Tags: Chicago Blackhawks, Misc Rumor

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Devils Place Dainius Zubrus On Waivers

Jul 29, 2015 1:52 PM

The Devils announced Wednesday that they have placed forward Dainius Zubrus on unconditional waivers for the purpose of terminating his contract.

Once Zubrus clears, at noon ET on Thursday, the Devils are expected to buy out the remaining one year on his contract. Zubrus is due $3.1 million this season.

Tags: New Jersey Devils, Misc Rumor, Waiver

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Jim Craig Hoping To Sell 'Miracle On Ice' Memorabilla

Jul 29, 2015 11:14 AM

"Miracle On Ice" goaltender Jim Craig is hoping to sell nearly all his memorabilia from the 1980 Olympics in one 19-item lot for an asking price of $5.7 million, according to an report on Wednesday.

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Flyers Sign Sean Couturier To Six-Year Deal
Sean Couturier scored a career-high 15 goals for the Flyers last season.

Canucks Trade Bonino, Clendening To Pens For Sutter
Brandon Sutter finished with 21 goals and 12 assists in 80 games played last season for the Penguins.

Leafs Sign Mitch Marner To Entry Deal
Mitch Marner was the fourth overall pick in last month's NHL Entry Draft, after finishing with 44 goals for the London Knights in 2014-15.

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Avs Sign Joey Hishon To One-Year Deal
Joey Hishon appeared in 13 games for the Avalanche last season.

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Brandon Replaces Black As Sabres President
Ted Black has reached a mutual agreement to part ways with the NHL Sabres.

Predators Sign Colin Wilson To Four-Year, $15.75M Contract
Colin Wilson scored a career-high 20 goals during the 2014-15 NHL season.

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Rangers, Derek Stepan Agree To New Six-Year Deal
Derek Stepan finished with 16 goals and 55 points last season with the Rangers.

Alex Chiasson Awarded $1.2M In Arbitration
Alex Chiasson had 11 goals and 15 assists in 76 games this last season for the Senators.

Lightning Name Steve Griggs New CEO
Steve Griggs replaces Tod Leiweke, who left the Lightning to become the NFL's CEO.

Red Wings, Tomas Jurco Agree On Two-Year Deal
Tomas Jurco scored 3 goals in 63 games with the Red Wings last season.

Caps Sign Holtby To Five-Year, $30.5M Extension
Braden Holtby set highs in wins (41), shutouts (9), and games played (73) this last season.

Canadiens Sign Alexander Semin To One-Year Deal
Alexander Semin scored just 6 goals in 57 games for the Hurricanes last season.

Coyotes, City Of Glendale Settle Arena Dispute
The Glendale City Council will vote on the amendments to the lease for Gila River Arena on Friday.

Leafs Name Lou Lamoriello New GM
Lou Lamoriello has spent the last 28 years in the New Jersey Devils organization.

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Grigorenko Looking Forward To Playing For Roy
Patrick Roy coached Mikhail Grigorenko for two seasons with the Quebec Remparts.

Leafs Sign Travis Dermott To Entry Deal
Travis Dermott scored eight goals and had 37 assists for the Erie Otters of the OHL last season.

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Ducks Sign Josh Manson To Two-Year Extension
Defenseman Josh Manson played in 28 games for the Ducks last season.

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Johan Larsson Re-Signs With Sabres
Johan Larsson scored six goals and had 10 assists in 39 games with the Sabres last season.

Only Las Vegas, Quebec City Apply For NHL Expansion Team
The NHL has announced that of the applications that were sent out, only two groups submitted official applications for an expansion team by Monday's deadline.

Predators Sign Craig Smith To Five-Year, $21.25M Deal
Craig Smith scored 23 goals for the Predators last season.

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