TLN Roundtable - Which Restricted Free Agents Would You Bring Back?

Justin Fisher
April 24 2015 11:53AM

The Leafs already did a pretty good job of flipping the majority of their unrestricted free agents for assets at the Trade Deadline, but there's still a number of players who will need new contracts before they take to the ice next season. Below, our TLN Roundtable discusses Toronto's current restricted free agents, and decides who's worth keeping and who's worth letting go.

Justin Fisher

Let's get this out of the way first, since it's obvious that Toronto shouldn't be letting Nazem Kadri or Jonathan Bernier go by way of free agency. Kadri is the kind of player the Leafs should be signing for four-plus years at as low a salary as they can, and I'm still not convinced it's time to give up on Bernier. That's not to say I wouldn't trade him and roll with James Reimer if the offer was right, but you can't simply let him walk. Both of the Leafs' big fish RFAs need to stay.

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Nonis speaks for the first time since firing

Ryan Fancey
April 24 2015 08:14AM

If you thought Dave Nonis was just going to disappear from all media coverage after being let go by the Leafs, you were wrong. Unlike Ron Wilson, who we can only assume was tucked away in a cabin somewhere drawing up bad hockey plays on his iPad before emerging to join TSN and spit fire at this year's trade deadline, Nonis was ready to talk just a couple weeks after Brendan Shanahan cleared out the ACC.

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The Roundup

Nation World HQ
April 24 2015 07:00AM

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Oilers gifted McDavid and reportedly hire Chiarelli. Injured Jets swept by Ducks, Leafs eye Todd Mclellan, can Canucks come back, playoff nastiness, Rob Ford, Sean Monahan, Michael Ferland and more in this week's Roundup brought to you by DraftKings.

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The Steve Dangle Podcast - April 23, 2015 - Dangle Cat

Steve Dangle
April 23 2015 03:22PM

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Today on the show, Dangle tells his Fancy Man story from Adam's B-Day and the guys talk about the end of the Jets' run.

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The U-18 Prospects by the Numbers

Jon Steitzer
April 23 2015 01:19PM

The World Under 18 Tournament is underway in *checks notes* Switzerland. While this tournament lacks the fanfare of the World Juniors it’s a great opportunity to get even more excited about potential draftees using a small sample size. While most of the top North American players are still committed to CHL tournaments, the U-18s give us a chance to learn about those crazy European prospects who we haven’t seen since early January.

After the jump a few U-18 numbers worth knowing about potential 2015 draft prospects before they move onto the semi-finals (featuring a Canada vs. USA game by the way).

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