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After weeks of speculation, Mike Babcock has officially left the Leafs Red Wings and signed a lucrative long term deal with the Leafs. What's the worst that could happen right? [Toronto Sun]

In related news, just a month after missing out on Connor McDavid, the Sabres aren't too happy about how Babcock snubbed their coaching offer. [CBS]

Are we sure "Datsyuk did it first?" Because Ryan O'Reilly is the original hockey hipster [twitter]

A St. Louis Blues "legend" is joining the team's front office as an assistant GM [STL Today]

The Oilers have to pay compensation picks for not one [Mercury News] but TWO guys who got fired by their former teams [NESN]. The Avs never got compensated for Paul Stastny... and they actually wanted him.

The Philadelphia Flyers signed a 32 year old KHL defenseman.... for $3M AAV []

The Columbus Blue Jackets have named Nick Foligno as their new team captain [JacketsCannon]

We presume this was his reaction to the news: