Latest Logan Couture News

Tavares to Leafs, moves out West shift NHL balance of power

Jul. 3, 2018 4:34 AM EDT

Several signings and one big trade drastically shifted the balance of power across the NHL in a matter of days. With John Tavares going home to Toronto, Paul Stastny leaving Winnipeg for Vegas, St. Louis signing three free agents and trading for Ryan O'Reilly, the landscape of the league has changed. The...

Teams re-sign stars a year ahead of free agency

Jul. 2, 2018 2:16 AM EDT

When John Tavares' contract ran out with the New York Islanders, he took the opportunity to talk with other teams. "I felt like I owed it to myself to see what else was out there," Tavares said. Tavares' exploration led him to rediscover his childhood affinity for the Maple Leafs, and his confidence in Toronto's...

Homeward bound: Star center John Tavares chooses Maple Leafs

Jul. 1, 2018 9:13 PM EDT

John Tavares needed to post only one picture on his Twitter account to explain the grip the Maple Leafs have had on him since he was a youngster growing up in suburban Toronto. The photo featured a not-yet-10-year-old Tavares in bed, asleep on a pillowcase and under a blanket adorned with Maple Leafs logos, and...

The Latest: AP source says Sabres trade O'Reilly to Blues

Jul. 1, 2018 9:07 PM EDT

The Latest from NHL free agency (all times Eastern): 9 p.m. A person with direct knowledge of the trade tells The Associated Press the Buffalo Sabres acquired two draft picks, including a 2019 first-rounder, and three players in dealing center Ryan O'Reilly to the St. Louis Blues. Buffalo also acquired veteran...

Sharks sign Couture to extension, miss out on Tavares

Jul. 1, 2018 8:02 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Having missed out on the biggest prize on the free-agent market, the San Jose Sharks are now content to wait and use their ample salary cap space to acquire a difference maker in a trade if one becomes available. The free agency period opened Sunday with star center John Tavares...

NHL awaits John Tavares' decision on eve of free agency

Jul. 1, 2018 2:34 AM EDT

On the eve of free agency, John Tavares is leaving the NHL guessing about his destination. With less than 12 hours until the market opens, the elite center had not chosen between six suitors, with the San Jose Sharks, hometown Toronto Maple Leafs and incumbent New York Islanders considered the most likely...

AP source: Couture agrees to 8-year extension with Sharks

Jun. 30, 2018 11:47 AM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Logan Couture agreed to a $64 million, eight-year contract extension with the San Jose Sharks on Saturday, according to a person familiar with the deal. The person told The Associated Press that the deal will become official as soon as Sunday, when Couture is eligible to sign the...