HOCKEY -- Leafs fans break out your tissues.
All-star captain Steven Stamkos has decided he doesn't want to come home and play in Toronto.
Stamkos signed an eight-year, $68-million deal on June 29 with the Tampa Bay Lightning, the team that drafted him first overall in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.
While this move isn't all that surprising, many hockey fans hoped Stamkos would sign in LeafLand this free agent season, and become the captain to lead them to a Stanley Cup.
In other moves around the league all-star defencemen were swapped between the Montreal Canadiens, and the Nashville Predators. P.K. Subban was sent to the Preds in exchange for Shea Webber.
Subban (27) has six years left on a contract that will pay him $58-million, while Webber (30) has 10 years left on a contract that pays him $54-million including bonuses that the Habs are on the hook for July 1.
The final swap came from the New Jersey Devils and Edmonton Oilers who swapped defenceman Adam Larsson for forward Taylor Hall.
Larsson (23) who was drafted fourth overall by the Devils in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, was considered by many to be a lock as a top-pairing defenceman, but never lived up to the hype during his time in New Jersey tallying just 69 points in 274 games.
Hall (24), the first overall pick in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft has put up 328 points in 381 games, and is still a rising star in the NHL.
The Torch Online will continue to bring news from the NHL offseason as it happens.