Hockey News: Leafs Hire Jacques Lemaire; Sami Salo Retires

All of the latest news, rumblings and rumors from around the world of hockey…

Long-time NHL vet Sami Salo has announced his retirement. [The Hockey News]

What does history tell us about young players who go to Europe, a la Auston Matthews? [The Sin Bin]

There will be a void on the Penguins blueline in the form of Paul Martin. [Today’s Slap Shot]

The arena in Las Vegas is progressing well. [Pro Hockey Talk]

It’s still debatable if Carey Price is the only reason the Habs have success, but he’s certainly the main reason. [Winnipeg Free Press]

Jack Eichel has a shiny new deal with Bauer. [Sportsnet]

Apparently, Shane Doan is the most popular athlete in Arizona. [HockeyBuzz]

How do the teams in the Pacific Division stack up? [Too Many Men on the Site]

It’s a numbers game in Toronto. [Leafs Hub]

The Leafs coaching and management group continues to grow with another high profile name. [CBS Sports]

Details continue to emerge about the woman accusing Patrick Kane of assaulting her. [Buffalo News]

Mike Hoffman’s contract is good for the Senators. [Along the Boards]

Where do Vancouvers’ prospects rank compared to the rest of the league? [Canucks Army]

And finally, who is the funniest player on the New York Rangers? [Full Tilt]