Ok...

Steve Dangle
July 25 2013 10:27PM

Ok...

Look.

I know you're getting tired of hearing myself - and let's face it, the vast majority of the hockey blogging community - criticizing Dave Nonis. 

I know you're sick of hearing about how we think the Bernier deal could have gone better and wasn't even really necessary. I get that.

I know you're getting tired of hearing us bitch about the Grabovski buyout and Bozak re-signing. I get that.

I know you're getting tired of hearing how, despite the fact he's a good hockey player, David Clarkson's contract is pretty terrible. I get that.

So tell you what: I'm not going to criticize the 5-year extension the Toronto Maple Leafs just signed Dave Nonis to. Nope. Nuh-uh. Not gonna do it.

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Get To Know: Orlando Solar Bears

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
July 25 2013 12:04AM

 

Lost in the moderately interesting stories of the past few days, the Toronto Maple Leafs have a new ECHL affiliate. The blue and white recently agreed to join the Minnesota Wild in usage of the Orlando Solar Bears for the players who don't make the cut with the Toronto Marlies. Let's talk a bit about who they are, and what this means.  

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Leafs Sign Paul Ranger

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
July 24 2013 10:34AM

  

As per Darren Dreger and Damien Cox, the Toronto Maple Leafs have agreed to terms with Paul Ranger on a 1 year deal worth around 1 million dollars. A bit of an unexpected move considering the cap crunch, but a very shrewd one nonetheless. Read on: 

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The Steve Dangle Podcast - July 23, 2013 - Secrets

Steve Dangle
July 23 2013 09:54PM

 

Steve Dangle and Adam Wylde talk about secrets in the NHL (that everybody knows), steroids, and Steve getting his hours cut at the CBC...oh, and Deadmau5 for some reason.

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Gunnarsigned: Three More Years

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
July 23 2013 01:08AM

 

The Leafs fan populace needed something new to talk about, and fast, as cycle three or four of "let's tear apart the July 5th transactions" was set to begin. Who would've thought that the new topic at hand would involve good news? Today, the Toronto Maple Leafs and Carl Gunnarsson came to terms on a three year extension, set to pay an average of 3.15 million per year to the Swedish defender. 

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