July 31 2013 11:37AM
As you may have heard ad nausem throughout the offseason, the Toronto Maple Leafs have made some interesting decisions with respect to salary cap management for the 2013-14 season. With many of their best value deals coming up for raises by way of the restricted free agency process, the Leafs now find themselves short on bargain deals that helped them find success without just out-spending other teams.
This summer, though, Dave Nonis hasn't been tight with the purse strings - he bought out Mikhail Grabovski and Mike Komisarek, he opened up the cheque book for Tyler Bozak and David Clarkson, and he's had RFAs receive more than the anticipated amount.
All of that adds up to leave the Leafs in a precarious cap situation, with just under $5M left to sign both Nazem Kadri and Cody Franson (spoiler: not happening). So, with a different cap situation and a few changes to the roster, I wanted to look at how the Leafs have shifted their allocation of assets.
July 30 2013 08:50AM
The Toronto Maple Leafs have locked up Mark Fraser for the 2013-14 season.
Sportsnet 590 the Fan reporter Matt Brown broke the whole morning's events. Here's how the deal went down...
July 29 2013 08:17PM
Look at those sex muffins, right?
On this edition of the Steve Dangle Podcast, the boys talk about the Dave Nonis extension, the new Derek Boogaard, and our taking the show on the road.
Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
July 29 2013 03:00PM
SECOND WEEK! SECOND WEEK! WE REALLY MADE IT, FAM!
Okay, now that we're done with that, there are actually enough questions to do another mailbag. Hopefully we can continue this throughout the year. In case you missed it, this was last week's.
July 29 2013 01:06PM
-via Michael Miller
The Toronto Maple Leafs have already used both compliance buy-outs, on Mike Komisarek and then on Mikhail Grabovski. Should they need a third to dispatch themselves of John-Michael Liles' contract, they can do so starting... Friday it appears.
Per Article 13 of the Standard Player's Contract:
(c) The notice of termination shall be effective if given in the form attached as CBA Exhibit 20, with a copy to the NHLPA and Central Registry as follows:
- (i) beginning the later of June 15 or forty-eight (48) hours after the conclusion of the Stanley Cup Finals and ending at 5:00 p.m. New York time on June 30; and
- (ii) For Clubs who have Club or Player elected Salary Arbitration filings pursuant to Article 12, within the forty-eight (48) hour period beginning on the third day following the later of: (i) the Club's receipt of its last salary arbitration award; or (ii) settlement of its last case (provided such award was received or such settlement occurred prior to 7:00 p.m. New York time; awards or settlements that occurred or were received at or after 7:00 p.m. New York time will be deemed to have occurred or received the following business day for purposes of this provision).