LGD - Game 78: Bruins @ Leafs - Big Bad Bruins Are Back In Town

Steven Tzemis
April 03 2014 01:48PM


Every time the Bruins and Leafs play each other, the Kessel comparisons come out. It doesn't matter if Kessel is playing at an MVP level or not, or even that Tyler Seguin is no longer part of the Bruins organization. Those comparisons aren't fair, but the Leafs need to compete with the Bruins if they ever plan on being successful. And that's something Toronto hasn't done in a long time, and probably won't do for a little while longer. 

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He fights. He scores goals. He fights. He's a drain on the salary cap.

Cam Charron
April 03 2014 12:39PM

No matter how the NHL alters the language of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, you're always going to be able to find ways for teams to pay players more than their rival teams on the free agent market. After the salary cap was introduced, it didn't take long for teams to handcuff themselves by spending lots of money up front on long-term deals that paid players way more than their salary cap hits indicated.

The NHL has taken away the power for teams to do those deals, and perhaps we'll see more deals done up like David Clarkson's, where the money is practically guaranteed to the player by way of signing bonuses, which continue to count against the cap if they get bought out.

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Fabrice Herzog Arrives In Toronto

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
April 03 2014 11:52AM

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The wave of junior additions continued this morning, as the Toronto Marlies added Fabrice Herzog to the ranks. Herzog had his first practice with the team today, as they prepared for a three-in-three weekend that begins in Utica tomorrow night.

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Carter Verhaeghe: A Closer Look

Steve Dangle
April 02 2014 09:16PM

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The Leafs signed a young prospect who will report to the Toronto Marlies and likely take away another AHL player's job. I can't wait to see Don Cherry's Twitter rant about it! What's that? Carter Verhaeghe isn't a college player? Oh. Never mind.

Jeffler wrote a little bit about Verhaeghe's signing earlier today. Months ago, Justin Fisher wrote about Verhaeghe when the Leafs selected him in the third round, 82nd overall in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft

Let's take a deeper look though.

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Leafs Sign Carter Verhaeghe

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
April 02 2014 03:21PM

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The Toronto Maple Leafs have announced the signing of 18 year old Carter Verhaeghe to a three year entry level deal. He'll report to the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League effective immediately.

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