July 02 2016 09:22AM
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Since the exodus of Randy Carlyle and Dave Nonis a little over a year ago, Brendan Shanahan's "Shanaplan" has had sky-high approval ratings. Many shrewd and cautious moves that immediately followed gave a lot of reason to continue that, but after a stretch of moves that are hard to strongly identify as good or bad, you can't help but wonder if it's time to start shedding away the justifications and benefits of the doubts, and start approaching their process with more intrigue.
July 01 2016 06:39PM
I made a few Twitter videos today about the former Leafs who signed and the one new guy they got.
I'll make a much longer video once the dust settles. Enjoy!
July 01 2016 01:50PM
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The Toronto Maple Leafs have made their first signing of the offseason, inking Matt Martin to a four-year, $10 million contract.
July 01 2016 01:14PM
Move over Kris Russell, the Leafs have another not-very-good player in their sights. According to TSN's Bob McKenzie, the Leafs are one of the remaining teams still in the mix to land unrestricted free agent forward Matt Martin.
July 01 2016 12:42PM
Nick Kypreos has a feeling that the Leafs are in a bidding war regarding Kris Russell:
Fighting with the Canadiens and Canucks, considering their track records lately, seems like a bad idea. Russell had a less than stellar outing with the Dallas Stars for their playoff run, and doesn't really seem like a play the Leafs should be chasing.
Kypreos (despite his issues as an analyst) is a legitimate insider sometimes, so while I'm taking this with grains of salt, I'm confident this conversation is happening.
However, it was updated shortly after that the Canucks are out, from Russell's agent through a news site:
The agent for Kris Russell tells me that the #Canucks are not in the mix.— NEWS 1130 Sports (@NEWS1130Sports) July 1, 2016