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TORONTO, ON - MARCH 19  - Leafs' goalie Jonathan Bernier deflects the puck in third period action between Toronto Maple Leafs and San Jose Sharks, March 19, 2015.        (Bernard Weil/Toronto Star via Getty Images)

Maple Leafs sign Jonathan Bernier to Two-Year Extension

After the Toronto Maple Leafs and goaltender Jonathan Bernier had an arbitration hearing on Friday, the parties have settled their differences prior to receiving a ruling from the arbitrator.  Bernier and the team have agreed to a two-year contract extension, keeping Bernier from hitting unrestricted free agency next summer.  According to reports the deal is worth $8.3 million, or $4.15…


EDMONTON, AB - JANUARY 24: Jordan Eberle #14 of the Edmonton Oilers in action against the Phoenix Coyotes during an NHL game at Rexall Place on January 24, 2014 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Derek Leung/Getty Images)

Call to the Hall: Edmonton Oilers

Welcome to LWOS Hockey’s summer series, Call to the Hall, where we take a look at the next great player from each NHL franchise to get called to the Hockey Hall of Fame. There are a few caveats, the player must be active, and must have played 300 games (or 150 for goaltenders) with the franchise. Check out the previous…


LAKE PLACID, NY - AUGUST 04: Auston Matthews #19 of USA White moves the puck around Saku Kinnunen #18 of Team Finland during the 2014 USA Hockey Junior Evaluation Campat Lake Placid Olympic Center on August 4, 2014 in Lake Placid, New York.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Early Look at the Top 15 for the 2016 NHL Draft

Welcome back to Top Shelf Prospects, the column that brings you the next crop of professional hockey players. Starting on August 1st, and for the next 40 or so days I will be bringing you features on the next wave of NHL players. Be sure to bookmark the site, follow me on Twitter, and spread the word for the site…


DETROIT, MI - APRIL 21: Pavel Datsyuk #13 of the Detroit Red Wings gets ready for a face off during the third period against the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game Three of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on April 21, 2015 at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan. The Red Wings defeated the Lightning 3-0. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Call to the Hall: Detroit Red Wings

Welcome to LWOS Hockey’s summer series, Call to the Hall, where we take a look at the next great player from each NHL franchise to get called to the Hockey Hall of Fame. There are a few caveats, the player must be active, and must have played 300 games (or 150 for goaltenders) with the franchise. Check out the previous…


Marcus Johansson

Capitals Re-Sign Marcus Johansson

The following is a press release direct from the Washington Capitals of the National Hockey League: Capitals Re-Sign Marcus Johansson FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 31, 2015 ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have re-signed forward Marcus Johansson to a one-year, $3.75 million contract, senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today. Johansson, 24, registered 47 points (20 goals, 27…


DALLAS, TX - APRIL 03:  Jamie Benn #14 of the Dallas Stars in the third period at American Airlines Center on April 3, 2015 in Dallas, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Call to the Hall: Dallas Stars

Welcome to LWOS Hockey’s summer series, Call to the Hall, where we take a look at the next great player from each NHL franchise to get called to the Hockey Hall of Fame. There are a few caveats, the player must be active, and must have played 300 games (or 150 for goaltenders) with the franchise. Check out the previous…


TORONTO, ON - JULY 23:  Newly appointed Toronto Maple Leafs General Manager Lou Lamoriello and Leafs President Brendan Shanahan address the media at the Air Canada Centre on July 23. 2015.
Brian B. Bettencourt / Toronto Star Brian B. Bettencourt/Toronto Star        (Brian B. Bettencourt/Toronto Star via Getty Images)

How Long Will it Take to Rebuild the Maple Leafs?

On May 1, 1967, goaltender Terry Sawchuk stopped 41 shots while his team backed him up with 3 goals. The Toronto Maple Leafs took the series from the Montreal Canadiens 4 games to 2, and the Maple Leafs won the Stanley Cup. Since then: next to nothing. How Long Will it Take to Rebuild the Maple Leafs? Toronto’s struggles since…