Leafs salary cap situation, as best we can tell, after Franson signs

Cam Charron
September 26 2013 08:11AM

The good news is that Cody Franson is under contract.

The bad news is that the Leafs are still a little over a million above the salary cap, according to Capgeek. While Leafs' assistant general manager Dave Poulin complained yesterday that Capgeek doesn't factor in the bonus cushion for Jake Gardiner, all the calculator apps on the site do. The Leafs will have to ditch two players on their current roster if they are more than $925K above the salary cap. For the sake of argument, let's say they are. What happens next?

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Cody Franson Signs 1-Year Deal

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
September 26 2013 07:01AM

 

The Toronto Maple Leafs may have started the offseason's cap management in a way that makes one want to pull their hair out, but appear to have come through in the eleventh hour, signing Cody Franson to a 1 Year, 2 Million dollar contract.

Odds are, if you agree with this site even occasionally, you're doing cartwheels at your desk right now, but let's break this down a bit anyway. 

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The Steve Dangle Podcast - September 25, 2013 - Question Time

Steve Dangle
September 25 2013 09:28PM

 

THE INMATES ARE RUNNING THE ASYLUM!

With Adam Wylde out of town, Steve and Chris run the show. Steve got a surprisingly easy-to-obtain interview with Cody Franson, there's a little brawl talk, and Steve (me) answers your questions.

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EARLY BIRD STREAKCRED RISES

Wanye
September 25 2013 03:19PM

As the preseason comes to a close and the NHL regular season is squarely on the horizon StreakCred is ready to go with an early bird - $15 for the entire year.

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Ryan O'Byrne on his time in Toronto, decision to go to the KHL, and more

Steve Dangle
September 25 2013 09:50AM

 

Ryan O'Byrne wasn't on the Leafs for very long. He was meant to be a late season addition to beef up the Leafs' blueline. Even though his role was minimal, in a way, he got a more complete Toronto Maple Leafs experience than most players have been through in the past decade. He played in the blue and white during the playoffs, after all.

A few months later and minus an NHL job, O'Byrne is now playing for Lev Prague of the KHL. Even though he's thousands of kilometers away, we managed to get an interview with the now former Leaf.

Tomas Kmec, a young hockey reporter from Slovakia, was recently at a few Lev Prague KHL games in the Czech Republic. Tomas approached me last week, offering to interview some KHL players for us. We've already posted his interview with Leo Komarov here at TLN. All he asked for was that we give him credit. Please give Tomas a follow. He's the reason we have these interviews.

Here's Tomas' interview with "Ryan O'Beauty" on his time with the Leafs, Toronto during the playoffs, heading to the KHL, Randy Carlyle, and more.

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