Matt Martin is underrated, so don't sign him

Jeff Veillette
June 29 2016 10:56AM

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Contrary to popular belief, there are Unrestricted Free Agents on the market that aren't named Steven Stamkos. One of those players is New York Islanders forward Matt Martin, who according to David Pagnotta of The Fourth Period and Arthur Staples of Newsday, has attracted interest from the Toronto Maple Leafs, among other teams.

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Why things didn't go as planned for Stuart Percy

Ryan Hobart
June 29 2016 09:00AM

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The deadline for pending restricted free agents (RFAs) was Monday, June 27th at 5 p.m. The clock moved its hands past the 5 and still, Percy had received no qualifying offer (QO) to return to the Maple Leafs. It must have stung for the former first-round pick of the Leafs, to be indirectly told that he could serve no purpose to the organization he grew up a fan of any longer. 

Brendan Shanahan and company made the decision to issue a QO to Percy, which would have allowed them to retain his RFA rights. This means that come July 1st, Percy will become an unrestricted free agent (UFA), free to sign with any team he chooses. 

How did a 23-year-old player who was once a future top four defenseman drop so far in the depth chart that the Leafs chose to not give him a QO?

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9 Things To Consider about Toronto's RFA Decisions

Jeff Veillette
June 29 2016 07:00AM

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Early yesterday morning, Chris Johnston finally broke through the Lamoriello-run walls of silence and put together a final list of outcomes for the Toronto Maple Leafs' upcoming restricted free agent class. Six players survived, while three will likely move on to greener pastures.

Rather than overwhelm you with information you don't need yet on guys who are either leaving with a whimper or still a little while away from signing contracts, I'll leave you with a single point on each player.

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The Steve Dangle Podcast - Jun 28, 2016 - Draft Schmaft

Steve Dangle
June 28 2016 10:40PM


On this episode, Justin Fisher fills in for newly-engaged Adam to talk about the draft, Chris Johnston calls in to talk Leafs and free agents, we laugh at the Canucks again, and dream about actually being good at sports.

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Kerby Rychel trade, Leafs RFAs

Steve Dangle
June 28 2016 10:38PM

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A lack of Leafs news? NEVER! They traded for Kerby Rychel and made some decisions on all nine of their remaining restricted free agents. Here's my take on all of it.

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