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Canadian NHL teams mostly follow the righteous path with sensible deals for compatible free agents - National Post

That sound you just heard was the Toronto Maple Leafs dodging a bullet — two of them, possibly. On one of the silliest days of the NHL calendar, when limited supply and unlimited demand causes many general managers to overpay for average talent, it ...and more »

Free agent forward Patrick Marleau signs three-year deal with Leafs - Toronto Star

The three-time NHL all-star joins the Maple Leafs after 19 seasons with the San Jose Sharks. Patrick Marleau juggles a puck before the Men's hockey team practices at the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games at the Britannia Arena in Vancouver. (Steve ...and more »

Patrick Marleau leaves Sharks to sign 3-year deal with Toronto - SFGate

After 19 seasons in San Jose, Patrick Marleau found a new home Sunday. On a day the Sharks confirmed that center Joe Thornton will be staying with the team for at least one more season, Marleau — San Jose's career goals leader — signed an $18.75 ...and more »

Patrick Marleau 'the right player' for Toronto Maple Leafs to take a chance on, Lamoriello says - National Post

As late as Saturday, Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Lou Lamoriello said the key to eventual success for the rebuilding team was improvement from within its existing crop of players. Yet on Sunday, the Maple Leafs landed one of the biggest free ...and more »

Marleau: Right Fit for the Leafs, Adds Depth to Young Roster -

On the second day of the NHL's unrestricted free agency period, the Maple Leafs landed a major component for the next three seasons when they signed former San Jose Sharks cornerstone forward Patrick Marleau to an $18.75-million contract. The signing ...and more »

NHL free agency: Patrick Marleau signs with Maple Leafs; Canadiens give Carey Price extension - Los Angeles Times

Patrick Marleau has left the San Jose Sharks to sign an $18.75-million, three-year deal with the Toronto Maple Leafs while the Montreal Canadiens have signed goaltender Carey Price to an eight-year contract extension. The Sharks did retain Joe Thornton ...and more »

NHL teams likely to target specific needs during free agency with few big-name players available - Los Angeles Times

The NHL's annual exercise in overspending, also known as free agency, will begin at 9 a.m. Pacific time on Saturday. The list of unrestricted free agents available is led by Jaromir Jagr and Joe Thornton, two of the NHL's top 25 all-time scorers, but ...and more »

Toronto Maple Leafs sign veteran Patrick Marleau to three-year deal - The Globe and Mail

San Jose Sharks' Patrick Marleau (12) gains control of the puck against Minnesota Wild's Jared Spurgeon (46) in the second period of an NHL hockey game in St. Paul, Minn. Marleau has left the Sharks and signed an $18.75 million, three-year deal with ...and more »

NHL Free Agents 2017: Leafs, Kings Among Best Joe Thornton Destinations -

San Jose Sharks center Joe Thornton will become an unrestricted free agent for the first time in his outstanding NHL career on Saturday. There are a few destinations that make sense for the still-productive veteran. Here are the most ideal landing ...and more »

Veteran forward Patrick Marleau signs 3-year deal with Leafs -

Free agent forward Patrick Marleau signed a three-year deal with the Toronto Maple Leafs on Sunday. (Justin Berl/Getty Images). 158 comments. After 19 seasons in San Jose, Patrick Marleau has found a new home. The Sharks' career leading goal scorer ...and more »